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Eagles World Cup qualification: Abraham in a state of confusion

By | October 10, 2017

*SAMPSON ADEDEJI   Having openly denied Nigeria despite meeting Nigeria football federation president Amaju Pinnick, English-born, Nigeria descent Tammy Abraham is still in a state of confusion on which country to represent. Abraham’s confusion was on Monday heightened with Nigeria’s qualification to…Read More »

2018 WCQ: Rohr invites 23 players for Zambia

By | September 26, 2017

*SAMPSON ADEDEJI   Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has invited 23 players for the upcoming 2018 World Cup qualifying decider between Super Eagles of Nigeria and its closest rival in the group Chipolopolo of Zambia. There is no surprise inclusion except for…Read More »

Europa League: Iwobi, two other Nigerians listed

By | September 6, 2017

*SAMPSON ADEDEJI English FA Cup champions Arsenal has submitted the list of 39 players for this season second tier European club competition, Europa league. In the list that was released on Tuesday afternoon, three Nigerians were listed. Expectedly, Super Eagles midfielder Alex…Read More »

VV Venlo unveil Nwakali

By | August 31, 2017

*SAMPSON ADEDEJI After weeks of speculations, Dutch Eredivisie side VV Venlo has announced and unveiled Nigerian former Flying Eagles skipper Kelechi Nwakali. The young midfielder spent the whole of last season with Dutch Eerste Divisie side MVV Maastricht. Kelechi returned to England…Read More »

Nwakali lands in Holland

By | August 29, 2017

*SAMPSON ADEDEJI Former Golden Eaglets skipper Kelechi Nwakali on Tuesday afternoon landed in Holland for formalization of his move  from Arsenal to VV Venlo on loan. Nwakali had a blistering season with another Dutch Eerste division MV Maastricht last season. He returned to London…Read More »

Iwobi ‘sad’ to miss Cameroon double-header , declares support for the team

By | August 28, 2017

*SAMPSON ADEDEJI After injury ruled him out of the 2018 World Cup qualifier between Super Eagles of Nigeria and Indomitable Lions of Cameroon, Nigeria and Arsenal star Alex Iwobi has been disheartened to miss the game. Iwobi was ruled out of the…Read More »

Europa League: Adegbenro bundles out Ajax

By | August 25, 2017

*SAMPSON ADEDEJI Little known Nigeria striker Sam Adegbenro on Thursday in the Europa league play-offs bundled out last season finalist Ajax Amsterdam. Adegbenro who joined the Norwegian side Rosenborg SK this summer came in as a substitute for Milan Jevtovic in the 68th minute…Read More »

Celtic, Leeds United slug it out for Akpom

By | August 22, 2017

*SAMPSON ADEDEJI Nigeria born, Arsenal starlet Chuba Akpom is now the tug of war between two United Kingdom clubs. The departure of Leeds United striker Chris Wood to Burnley might appeal to the youngster but Celtic’s ability to offer Champions league football…Read More »

EPL: Iheanacho makes competitive debut in Leicester City loss,Iwobi benched

By | August 12, 2017

  *SAMPSON ADEDEJI Newly acquired Nigeria starlet Kelechi Iheanacho was handed his competitive debut by Leicester City boss Craig Shakespeare in the English premier league opener against Arsenal. Kelechi was introduced in the 80th minute of the encounter for Matt James, in…Read More »