Orji Okonkwo Becomes Sixth Youngest Nigerian Teenager To Score In Italian Serie A (Full List)
Published: September 24, 2017
Flying Eagles striker Orji Okonkwo netted his maiden professional goal as Bologna beat Sassuolo 1-0 at Stadio Città del Tricolore, Reggio Emilia on game week six in the Italian Serie A on Sunday.Okonkwo subbed in after 86 minutes and spent only three minutes on the turf before netting the winner for The Red and Blues,...
Joel Obi Substituted After Ten Minutes Due To Injury
Published: September 10, 2017
Super Eagles attacking midfielder Joel Obi faces a spell on the sidelines after picking up an injury in the Serie A clash between Torino and Benevento on Sunday. The former Inter Milan wonderkid had to be replaced by Ghana international Afriyie Acquah in the tenth minute after signalling to the bench to be substituted....
(Photo Confirmation) Chelsea Loan Out First Colombian Player To Join The Club
Published: September 06, 2017
Through official channels, Mexican Ascenso MX club Tampico Madero have announced the signing of Colombia youth international Joao Rodríguez on a season-long loan from Premier League champions Chelsea.The Mexican second-tier club were able to complete the transfer of Joao Rodríguez before the transfer window closed fo...
Super Eagles Midfielder Obi Set For Spell On The Sidelines
Published: March 29, 2017
Nigeria international Joel Obi could be set for another spell on the sidelines after picking up an injury during training with the Torino first team on Tuesday.Though Torino medics have not determined the extent of his latest injury, it has been speculated that the attacking midfielder has suffered a recurrence of the ...
Super Eagles Star On The Road To Recovery From Hamstring Injury
Published: March 11, 2017
Italian Serie A club Torino continued their preparations for Monday’s league match with Lazio .Nigeria international Joel Obi was one of the two players that did not participate in full training under the guidance of manager Siniša MihajloviÄ.Instead, the attacking midfielder underwent specific recovery ...
Flying Eagles Star Battling To Be Fit For Biggest Game Of Career Vs AC Milan
Published: February 07, 2017
Bologna striker Orji Okonkwo is in a race against time to be fit for Wednesday evening’s Serie A clash against AC Milan.Ahead of that fixture at  Stadio Renato Dall’Ara, the Nigeria U20 international did not participate in full training on Monday, and was involved in an individual session instead. Okon...
Top Ten Youngest Nigerians To Debut In The Italian Serie A : Martins 4th, Sadiq 9th
Published: December 23, 2016
After Genoa striker Pietro Pellegri equaled the all-time record set by Amedeo Amadei as the youngest player in the Serie A, allnigeriasoccer.com’s statistician has compiled a list of the ten youngest players of Nigeria descent to debut in the Italian top-flight. Italy international Stefano Okaka is the youngest p...
Nigeria U20 Star Okonkwo In Line To Make Coppa Italia Debut
Published: December 01, 2016
Nigeria U20 international Orji Okonkwo is in line to make his Coppa Italia debut on Thursday night when Bologna face off against Verona at Stadio Renato Dall’Ara in the fourth round.The former Golden Eaglets star has been listed among the forwards by coach Roberto Donadoni alongside Destro, Di Francesco, Floccari...
Dream Team VI Star Sadiq Umar To Go Under The Knife
Published: November 26, 2016
Nigeria U23 international Sadiq Umar is set to undergo surgery on his left ankle.An examination on the 19-year-old striker by Bologna medical staff showed a small detachment of the medial malleolus, caused by a blunt-sprain suffered during the last training conducted in Trigoria.Umar, who is on loan from Roma, is sched...
Torino Midfielder Joel Obi Suffers Suspected Hamstring Injury
Published: September 26, 2016
Nigeria international Joel Obi is facing a spell on the sidelines after suffering an injury in the first half of the Serie A clash between Torino and AS Roma on Sunday. Tuttosport has suggested that the attacking midfielder sustained a hamstring injury and could spend up to three weeks on the sidelines due to the ailme...
Joel Obi Picks Up Injury During Pre-match Warm-Up
Published: April 24, 2016
Joel Obi sustained an injury during the pre-match warm-up before the start of Sunday’s Serie A clash between Torino and Sassuolo at the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino.The Nigeria international had to be replaced by Ghana midfielder Afriyie Acquah in the starting line-up of The Maroons.The status of the former Inte...
Jerry Mbakogu Scores Maiden Serie A Goal; Nwankwo & Ogungbe Help Clubs Record Wins
Published: January 17, 2016
Jerry Mbakogu scored his first - ever goal in the Serie A on Sunday as Carpi defeated Sampdoria 2 - 1 at the Stadio Alberto Braglia.The Lagos - born forward had been tipped to take the Serie A by storm in his debut season but injuries have curtailed his appearances, with the game against the Blucerchiati only his seven...
Roma Coach Delighted With New Nwankwo Kanu, Sadiq Umar
Published: January 10, 2016
Roma’s new kid on the block Sadiq Umar ended his scoring streak in the capital side’s 1 - 1 draw with AC Milan in the Serie A on Saturday. The 18 - year - old Umar has somehow forced his way into Roma’s first - team in recent games, with manager Rudi Garcia handing him his second consecutive start in ...
Roma Rising Star Sadiq Umar Scores For Second Game In A Row
Published: January 06, 2016
Sadiq Umar, dubbed the New Nwankwo Kanu, scored for the second straight game in the Roma’s 3 - 3 draw with Chievo Verona in the Serie A on Wednesday afternoon.On 7 minutes, the lanky forward gave the visitors the lead and his team doubled their advantage eight minutes before the intermission through  Florenz...
Torino Midfielder Joel Obi Undergoing Individual Training
Published: December 30, 2015
Torino coach Giampiero Ventura is sweating on the fitness of Joel Obi ahead of the meeting with Napoli in a week’s time.Ahead of the week 18 tie at the Stadio San Paolo , The Maroons held a training session on Tuesday but the Nigeria international did not practice with the rest of the squad.Instead, Joel Obi , wh...