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Every game is a final for us – Bassey

Despite their poor start to the 2022/23 season, Super Eagles defender Calvin Bassey remains confident that Dutch champions, Ajax, still can still retain their Eredivisie title this season. Alfred Schreuder’s side played a 1-1 draw...

Lookman and Chukwueze on target in Cup

Super Eagles forwards Ademola Lookman and Samuel Chukwueze both found the back of the net for their respective teams in their domestic cup matches on Thursday. Lookman continued his excellent form as he followed up...

Nwakaeme three years older than 33 he claims – Agent

Just six months after leaving the Turkish Super Lig for Saudi Arabia’s topflight, doubts have been raised over the real age of Nigerian forward, Anthony Nwakaeme. Nwakaeme, 33, joined Al Fayha on a free transfer...

Iheanacho leads Leicester City to Cup victory

Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho’s second half goal was all Leicester City needed to beat Gillingham 1-0 and reach the fourth round of the FA cup on Saturday. Leicester were patient in the contest and...

Saint-Gilloise hails Victor Boniface after brilliant performance

Union Saint-Gilloise manager, Karel Geraerts, has praised Nigerian striker Victor Boniface following his excellent performance against KV Oostende in a Belgian Pro League clash where he was named the Man Of The Match. The 23-year-old...

Carrick hails Akpom after Wigan hat-trick

Michael Carrick, Middlesbrough coach, praised Chuba Akpom for scoring a hat-trick against Wigan on Boxing Day. Akpom fired a second-half hat-trick against the struggling Latics to move joint top of the Championship’s goal charts –...

Belgian defender Rasmus Carstensen hails Paul Onuachu

Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu is among the best strikers in the Jupiler Pro League according to Belgian defender Rasmus Carstensen. A winner of the Belgian Golden Shoe in January, the lanky Nigeria international has...

Flying Eagles camp reopens in January

Head coach of the Flying Eagles, Ladan Bosso, has confirmed that his team will resume the final phase of camping for the forthcoming Africa U-20 Cup of Nations on January 7. He also went ahead...

Tom Dele-Bashiru keen to impress after first start

Former Flying Eagles midfielder, Tom Dele-Bashiru is keen to impress at Watford after he delivered an outstanding performance for the Hornets in his first start against Hull. The 23-year-old has made just six appearances since...

Balogun blames Dutch Manager for Rangers exit

Nigerian defender, Leon Balogun, has pointed accusing fingers at former manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst for his exit from the Ibrox Stadium last summer. The 34-year-old joined the Scottish side in 2020 and helped the Gers...

Belgian club set to accept €25m offer for Onuachu

Nigerian striker Paul Onuachu could be on his way out of Genk after head coach Dmitri De Conde revealed that the club are willing to listen to offers for the big forward in January. The...

Fenerbahce may dump Nwakaeme for Olayinka

Turkish-side, Fenerbahce, having monitored Nigerian forward, Anthony Nwakaeme for a while, are considering settling for another Nigerian forward Peter Olayinka. The former Turkish champions are keen to add more firepower to their attack, although they...

Ajax CEO: Bassey, Martinez comparison unfair

  Ajax chief executive Edwin van der Sar has advised Nigerian defender Calvin Bassey to improve following his comparison with Argentina defender Lisandro Martínez. The 22-year-old was signed as Martínez’s replacement after the Argentine left Ajax...

Report: January exit unlikely for Onuachu

KRC Genk have reiterated their desire not to sell striker Super Paul Onuachu in the upcoming January transfer window. The Belgian club are not willing to sell Paul Onuachu, despite revealing that the striker could...

Oshoala on target in Barca 8-0 Alaves rout

Super Falcons star, Asisat Oshoala, continued her impressive form in front of goal as Barcelona Femení thrashed Deportivo Alaves 8-0 in their Spanish Iberdrola clash. Oshoala was among the goalscorers in the rout to keep...

Onuachu nets 13th goal of the season

Paul Onuachu netted his 13th goal of the season as Genk won 2-0 away to Anderlecht to extend Belgian league lead. The lanky forward scored to continue his brilliant form in front of goal as...

Troost-Ekong happy playing under Bilic

Nigeria defender William Troost-Ekong is happy with the playing minutes he's been receiving since the arrival of Slaven Bilic at Watford. The Nigeria skipper has been a regular starter since Slaven Bilic arrived, and that...

Onuachu targets golden boot award again

Nigerian forward Paul Onuachu hopes to become the Belgian Pro League top scorer again after his haul on Friday night. Onuachu is relishing his four-goal heroics in Genk’s 4-1 win over Sporting Charleroi in the...

Olayinka focused on more wins after 100th Slavia cap

Nigerian forward Peter Olayinka says he is focused on winning more games with Slavia Prague after scoring twice in his 100th Czech league game last weekend. Olayinka scored a brace in Prague’s emphatic 4-1 triumph...

Weekend Round-Up: Osimhen, Lookman, Onyekuru on target

Nigerian players were in action across Europe for their respective clubs and here is a look at the best of them. ENGLAND Aribo (Southampton) Joe Aribo was handed his 10th Premier League start for Southampton, who suffered...

Flamingos claim historic bronze

Nigeria’s U-17 women’s national team, the Flamingos, claimed their first-ever bronze medal at the U-17 Women’s World Cup in India on Sunday, after defeating Germany 3-2 on penalties. This is the first time the country...

Efe Ambrose joins Scottish Championship side

Former Super Eagles defender Efe Ambrose has joined Scottish Championship side Greenock Morton after a training spell with their rivals Hamilton Accies. The 34-year-old – who has also had spells at Celtic, Livingston, St Johnstone,...

Saturday roundup – Lookman, Ajibade, Ighalo, Onuachu on target

Nigerians were on song on Saturday across games in Europe and other parts of the world. In the Seria A, Ademola Lookman scored for the third consecutive game as Atalanta defeated Sassuolo 2-1 on Saturday. The...

Flamingos will be cautious against Chile

Head coach of Flamingos Bankole Olowookere says his side displayed determination and desperation to winagainst New Zealand and will be more focused in their final Group B game against Chile at the Women’s U-17...

CAF: Plateau, Kwara crash out, Rivers run out of road

Nigeria’s representatives on the continent were brought back down to earth on Saturday as the second leg of the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup took centre stage. Plateau UNited took a slim 2-1 lead...

Bassey, Awaziem on target for their respective sides

Super Eagles defenders Calvin Bassey and Chidozie Awaziem were on target for their respective sides at the weekend. Bassey, who came under serious criticisms following Ajax's heavy defeat at home to Napoli in the UCL,...

Two-goal hero Paul Onuachu speaks on Genk’s tough win over Kortrijk

Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu has shared his thoughts on why Genk found it difficult to beat visiting Kortrijk easily at the Cegeka Arena on Saturday. Genk hosted Kortrijk on matchday eleven of the Belgian...

Calvin Bassey criticized after Napoli performance

Nigerian defender, Calvin Bassey, has been heavily criticised by Ajax legends in the wake of their heaviest-ever European defeat at home. The Dutch champions were pummeled 6-1 by Napoli with Bassey at the centre of...

Moses Simon eyes landmark goal with Nantes

Super Eagles winger, Moses Simon, will hope to score his 25th for Nantes when they file out in the Europa League on Thursday. Simon, who is in line to make his 11th appearance in the...

Europe Round Up: Impressive outing for Nigerians

A lot of Nigerian players were at their best in Europe over the weekend. In Spain, Super Falcons star Rasheedat Ajibade helped Atletico Madrid begin the 2022-23 Primera División Femenina season with a fine 3-1...

Calvin Bassey describes feeling after UCL debut

Super Eagles defender Calvin Bassey has described his UEFA Champions League debut for Ajax as one of the best days of his life. Bassey left Glasgow Rangers to join perennial Dutch kings Ajax in a...

Ligue 1: Simon on target for Nantes, but Moffi’s Lorient claim win

It was a clash of Nigerian brothers in Ligue 1 on Sunday as Lorient hosted Nantes at Stade du Moustoir. After going 11 Ligue 1 games without beating Nantes, Lorient claimed their first win after...

Akinkunmi Amoo set for injury layoff

Nigeria youngster Akinkunmi Amoo, following a serious injury, is set to miss the rest of the football season after further tests were done. The 21-year-old went off injured during Copenhagen’s training match ahead of their...
Osimhen Napoli

Spaletti confirms Victor Osimhen’s availability

Napoli boss Luciano Spaletti has confirmed that Victor Osimhen is available for selection despite being a doubt for today’s game against Liverpool. He went on to add that a late decision will be made as...

Plaudits troop in for Nigeria’s Calvin Bassey

Nigeria’s Calvin Bassey has received praises from Dutch football and Ajax great Frank De Boer and current Ajax teammate Daley Blind. The Dutch football football manager described the former Rangers man as a fantastic signing. “I’ve...
Scoring Against PSG Was My Biggest Goal Of My Career - Moffi

Ligue 1: Terem Moffi guides Lorient to victory with brace, Simon dazzles

Super Eagles striker Terem Moffi was on song in the Ligue 1 on Sunday, as his brace earned Lorient a 2-1 win over Clermont at the Stade du Moustoir. Super Eagles stars Moffi and Innocent...

Europa Conference League: Usor and Chukwueze on target, Olayinka dazzles

It was a wonderful outing for some Nigerians on parade in the final round of qualifiers of the Europa Conference League on Thursday.  It was the duo of Moses Usor and Peter Olayinka that did...

Injured Collins rated best EFL championship left-back

Cardiff City manager, Steve Morison has heaped praises on Nigerian international Jamilu Collins, declaring he's the best in his position in the English Championship. Collins, who is currently injured, is expected to spend some time...

Europa League Round Up: Adetunji and James on target; Chukwueze stars

The Europa League and Conference League preliminaries are slowly reaching its completion, with the first leg of the final play-off round of fixtures played on Thursday. As expected Nigerian players were involved in some of...

Victor Moses ruled out for six months

Winger Victor Moses has suffered an Achilles tendon injury and has been ruled out for six months. Moses picked up the injury in Spartak Moscow’s 2-0 win against Ural on Saturday in Matchday four of...

Bassey deserved the red card, says Ajax Manager Alfred Schreuder

Ajax manager Alfred Schreuder has admitted that defender Calvin Bassey was rightly sent off during the Johan Cruyff Shield match between Ajax Amsterdam and PSV Eindhoven on Saturday evening. Bassey, who recently joined from Scottish...
Umar Sadiq

Sadiq Umar returns to Almeria training

Super Eagles striker Umar Sadiq today has returned to UD Almeria to join his teammates for preseason ahead of the 2022-23 season. The 24-year-old striker was in the Super Eagles squad that defeated Sierra Leone...

Victor Moses returns to training for Spartak Moscow

Russian Premier League side Spartak Moscow have announced that Nigerian forward Victor Moses has reported for pre-season training on Tuesday afternoon. About two weeks ago, the Red and Whites informed the public that the former...

Cash from Osimhen transfer saved Lille, former club president says

Former LOSC Lille president Gerard Lopez has claimed that the sale of Victor Osimhen to Napoli saved the club from impending financial doom. Lille, like many clubs in the French Ligue 1, are a target...

Super Eagles prospect Yira Sor: I want to have a career like Erling Haaland...

Slavia Prague striker Yira Sor has spoken about his big dreams for his future, citing the careers of Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe as his aspirations. The 21-year-old left Lagos-based football academy 36Lion FC for...

Ex-Celtic man questions Bassey and Tierney comparisons

Former Celtic Celtic striker Frank McAvennie has hit back at claims that Nigerian defender Calvin Bassey is as good as Kieran Tierney. The Arsenal defender was one of Scotland’s best while he was at Celtic...

Dessers and Feyenoord lose out on the Conference League title to Roma

Cyriel Dessers and Feyenoord fought a good fight but were unable to clinch the maiden UEFA European Conference League title. The 27-year-old Nigerian striker will end the tournament with its first ever highest goal scorer...
Calvin Bassey

Calvin Bassey: David Alaba is my role model

Glasgow Rangers defender Calvin Bassey has named his greatest influence to be David Alaba of Real Madrid. The young defender is a product of Leicester City's academy. In 2020, Rangers scouted and signed him up,...
Calvin Bassey

Bassey was outstanding against Frankfurt, says former Scotland midfielder

Former Scotland midfielder Michael Stewart has praised Glasgow Rangers’ Nigerian defender Calvin Bassey and has urged the club to keep him for as long as they can. Bassey, who is the subject of transfer interest...

Joe Aribo scores but Rangers fall to Frankfurt in Europa League final

Nigerian midfielder Joe Aribo gave his club, Glasgow Rangers, hope of twinning the UEFA Europa League title with his early second half goal but it was not enough to seal the win. Three Nigerian players...