Koyero looks at Chuba Akpom's disappointing time at Middlesbrough and asks what’s wrong with the Arsenal product?News coming out of England this week has suggested that Middlesbrough striker Brit Assombalonga may not be sticking around the Riverside for very long.The 28-year-old has been sensational this term for Borough, scoring five League goals and becoming a focal point for the free-flowing, all-encompassing football of the former Premier League campaigners.
Once upon a time, Arsenal fans were excited by this player. His records for the Arsenal youth team also made Nigerians hope that he would represent our senior team. But since he left the limelight, how has he been faring?. During his time at Arsenal's youth team, he played 2 matches for the under 18 side and scored one goal, played 6 matches for the UEFA Under 19 side and scored 4 goals with 3 assists and played 50 matches for the under 23 side, scoring 33 goals and registering 5 assists.
Nigeria is a country blessed with football talents – millions of young footballers within and in disapora who are looking to break into the senior national team the Super Eagles. 10. Chuba Akpom The Super Eagles can count on more versatile forwards and British-born Chuba Akpom actually fits the bill as the PAOK FC of Greece attacker can play as up top, support centrally or even from the wings. 9. Noah Okafor Noah Okafor is a Swiss footballer who plays as midfielder for Red Bull Salzburg. He has also represented
Another blow for Nigeria Football Federation as two Super Eagles target of Ebere Eze and Noni Madueke has been named in 23-man England squad for UEFA European U21 Championship this summer co-hosted by Hungary and Slovenia.
A good number of Nigerians moved clubs during the 2020 summer transfer window, here is a full list of notable ones who transfered to another club. William Troost-Ekong The defender moved from the Seria A to the English Championship after joining Watford from Udinese for an Undisclosed fee. Ola Aina The former Chelsea man returned to England joining Fulham on a season long loan from Torino. Stephen Odey Odey transfered to French Ligue 2 side Amiens from Genk for an Undisclosed fee. Ebere Eze Still eligible for
Arsenal Football Club has been undergoing a change in fortunes as the London side desperately tries to regain their status among English Premier League elites. The Gunners, as they are fondly called, has been home to a variety of African and Nigerian players who have made names for themselves at the club.
Our Team of the Week will see a 4-3-3 formation deployed. Let us know your thoughts! Matthew Yakubu Sered The new Super Eagles invitee was utstanding with several blinding saves against Zemplin Michalovce. Sensational. Musa Mohammed Gorica A vigilant performance down his flank and pretty much annulled any danger coming from the Hajduk Split attack. Kept his discipline and never allowed himself to be pulled out of position and a thoroughly neat display. Subtle. Leon Balogun Rangers Like flying to the moon in
Not less than four Championship clubs have shown interest in signing Chuba Akpom, according to Teamtalk.The Arsenal product is currently playing for Middleborough - where he has been declared surplus to requirement.Born in London, the Nigerian striker joined the Championship side last summer following an impressive season with PAOK, where he scored eight goals and created three assists.
Some Super Eagles and Super Falcons players scored for their clubs in Europe as football league activities hot up in major leagues. We look at their goal-scoring feats. 1. Desire Oparanozie (Guingamp 1-2 DIJON, France) Super Falcons forward, Desire Oparanozie scored her first goal of the 2020-2021 French D1 Archema season last weekend. She scored against her former Club, Guingamp as Dijon defeated them on Saturday. Desire scored Dijon's first goal of the game in their 1-2 away win. 2. Brown Ideye (GÖZTEPE 2-2
Nigerian born duo of Chuba Akpom and Ezekiel Henty made history yesterday as they became the first Nigerian players to score in the newly introduced, Europa Conference League. The newly intiated Europa Conference League was introduced to accommodate countries in other European topflight leagues to have a feel of the Continental campaign as the widely known , Europa League, had limited slot for some leagues in Europe.
Super Eagles chief scout Tunde Adelakun has refused to take the credit for Hoffenheim central defender Kevin Akpoguma's switch to Nigeria in record time. While the likes of Ovie Ejaria and Chuba Akpom are still processing their change of association from England to Nigeria, it is all but confirmed that former Germany U20 skipper Akpoguma will make his senior debut within the next five days after FIFA approved his one-time request to change associations. The defender's application for a one-time switch to
In the history of the Premier League, London Clubs are well reckoned with.Clubs like Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, QPR, Fulham and West Ham are from London.
By Femi Fasetire Crystal Palace of England midfielder, Ebrechi Eze pulled off a sensational display on Saturday, as he joined the array of Nigerian players with goals to their names across Europe, on a day Union Berlin of Germany striker, Taiwo Awoniyi also made hay. A total of four sizzlers came off the boots of Nigerian players on Saturday, while Villarreal of Spain winger, Samuel Chukwueze got an assist, as the foreign legion from Africa’s most populous nation started 2021 on a promising note. The spree
Please like and follow before you continue... Liverpool have agreed a deal to sign forward "Diogo Jota" from Wolves for a fee that could rise to £45m. Liverpool have asked about a possible loan deal for Barcelona winger "Ousmane Dembele". Middlesbrough have signed striker "Chuba Akpom" from PAOK for £2.75m. SM Caen have signed French winger "Yoann Court" from Stade Brest on a free transfer. Udinese have signed midfielder "Tolgay Arslan " from Fenerbahce on a free transfer. Genoa have signed right back "Davide
ENGLAND KELECHI IHEANACHO (LEICESTER CITY) Fresh from scoring for the Super Eagles against Tunisia on Tuesday, Kelechi Iheanacho was in action for Leicester City in their home defeat to Aston Villa. Iheanacho played 70 minutes as the Foxes were beaten by a Ross Barkley stunner. TOSIN ADARABIOYO & OLA AINA (FULHAM) Fulham were held to a 1-1 at Sheffield United with Nigerian International Ola Aina and on loan Manchester City defender Tosin Adarabioyo featuring. Both players played the full 90 minutes as the Cottagers
Nigerian star Chuba Akpom made a debut to remember for his England team on Saturday afternoon, as his new club Middlesbrough played a 1-1 away draw against Queens Park Rangers in the English championship at The Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium. Chuba Akpom made his move from Greek League giants PAOK Thessaloniki few days ago for an undisclose fee, and the former Arsenal youngster was thrown to the starting line up by coach Neil Warnock immediately. Middlesbrough started the match on a high note, as they opened
Although Chuba Akpom has not been invited to play for Nigeria National team but his is a Nigeria decent born in England. Akpom came up from Arsenal academic but he was unable to secure a place in Arsene Wenger's first team. Akpom was loaned severally and his last loan to Greek giants PAOK was productive having won Super League title in the 2018-19 season. Arsenal have now finally sold the Nigerian man to Middlesbrough. Although the deal fee isn't disclosed but Boro manager Neil Warnock has confirmed the deal.
Through their official website, Championship club Middlesbrough have announced the signing of Super Eagles hopeful Chuba Akpom for an undisclosed fee. The Arsenal Academy product is returning to England two years after he left the Premier League club to join Greek giants PAOK, with whom he won the Super League title in the 2018-19 season. The former England U21 international has Championship experience under his belt, making 52 appearances in total during loan spells at Hull City, Brighton & Hove and Nottingham
Three Nigerian players in the shape of Hamilton Academical's Hakeem Odoffin, Queens Park Rangers Bright-Osayi-Samuel and Augsburg's Felix Uduokhai have been named to Whoscored.com's Team of the Week in their respective leagues. Filling in at center back, Odoffin scored his third goal in five matches as Hamilton Accies were held to a 1-1 draw by Dundee United in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday, September 26. The former Wolverhampton Wanderers youth-teamer won a team-high seven aerial duels vs Dundee United,
Days after the killings of some people at lekki toll gate(Lagos state) and other states, one of the oldest clubs in Europe reacts to such news. In their statement issued to the public shows they have human feelings, they have the love of Nigerian fans at heart and Nigeria as a whole. While the Army forces were denying the footage and news against them fake on their social media handle, the club said they confirmed the footage was real and went further saying they cannot imagine the pains families who lost