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7 Switzerland Players That Are Originally From Nigeria (Photos)

1. Eseosa Mandy Aigbogun Eseosa Mandy Aigbogun is a Swiss professional footballer who plays for Paris FC as a forward. Born on 23 May 1993 in Zürich, Switzerland, Aigbogun of Nigerian descent. She is currently representing Switzerland at the international women senior level. She was also eligible to represent Nigeria women national football team, before deciding to play for Switzerland.

  11 months ago ago
7 Switzerland Players That Are Originally From Nigeria (Photos)

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Meet Manuel Akanji, the man who stood like a wall in Switzerland's defense

Manuel Obafemi Akanji is a Switzerland-born player of Nigerian descent because of the name 'Akanji' which is a Yoruba name. The Swiss player has been prolific for Switzerland in this competition so far, he shows that raw pace in taking on players. His physical abilities have been admirable as well.

  1 year ago ago
Meet Manuel Akanji, the man who stood like a wall in Switzerland's defense

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EURO 2020: Meet the "Nigerians" at the Tournament as Akanji features in Switzerland's 1-1 Draw

The first two games at the European Championship have so far lived up to expectations - in terms of quality and entertainment. During Friday's opening game between Italy and Turkey (3-0), no Nigerian-descent was on parade as Angelo Ogbonna didn't make the Italy squad for the tournament.

  1 year ago ago
EURO 2020: Meet the

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Players Of Nigerian Heritage In The Quarter Final Of Euro 2020

Source : Twitter Over the years, Nigerians have always been keen to follow the European Championship from the group stage to the grand finale, the need to catch up with the big Stars and their favorite players would always keep them glued to their television and read updates online.

  1 year ago ago
Players Of Nigerian Heritage In The Quarter Final Of Euro 2020

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How Nigeria & Mali Teams Could Have Looked If All Their Eligible Footballers Played For Them

If all eligible footballers were allowed to play for Nigeria, it could have been one of the strongest squads in Africa. Some of these players were born in England or Germany, but their ancestors are from Nigeria. The majority of them have Nigerian names but play for other countries.

  1 year ago ago
How Nigeria & Mali Teams Could Have Looked If All Their Eligible Footballers Played For Them

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How Nigerian Team Could Have Looked Like if Every of Their Eligible Player Played For Them

Nigerian are one of the best team in African and they will play against Benin Republic tomorrow.Let see how they Could Have Lineup Tomorrow if Their Eligible Player Should played For Them.

  1 year ago ago
How Nigerian Team Could Have Looked Like if Every of Their Eligible Player Played For Them

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EURO 2020: Check Out 5 Players Of Nigerian Descent Who Featured In The Tournament

Below are list of players of Nigerian descent who featured in the Euro 2020 1. DAVID ALABA - AUSTRIA David Alaba is a 28yr-old who recently joined Real Madrid FC after 13 years at Bayern Munich FC. He is born in Austria capital in Vienna on June 24th, 1992.

  1 year ago ago
EURO 2020: Check Out 5 Players Of Nigerian Descent Who Featured In The Tournament

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Meet 4 Players At Euro 2020 Who Are Of Nigerian Descent [Photos]

The 2020 UEFA European Football Championship is a tournament being held in 11 cities in 11 UEFA countries. It consists of teams having only players from the European continent. However, some players are part of this tournament but do not have both of their parents from the continent.

  1 year ago ago
Meet 4 Players At Euro 2020 Who Are Of Nigerian Descent [Photos]

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11 Nigerian born players who should represent European countries at the World Cup qualifiers

Matches in the World Cup qualifiers will resume with European countries slugging it out on September 1. Nigerian born players like Bukayo Saka, Solomon Udo and Manuel Akanji would be crucial for these countries. Below we take a look at 11 Footballers of Nigerian descent who will hope to help these nations achieve success.

  1 year ago ago
11 Nigerian born players who should represent European countries at the World Cup qualifiers

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Opinion: 2 Inadequacies In Switzerland Versus Spain Game That Shows The La Roja Were Favoured

Spain goalkeeper, Unai Simon bounced back following his mistake against Croatia in the knockout stage of the Euro 2020. Spain that played two draws in their first two group stage games put an impressive performance in the quarterfinal game of the tournament, though not that convincing like the Swiss team.

  1 year ago ago
Opinion: 2 Inadequacies In Switzerland Versus Spain Game That Shows The La Roja Were Favoured

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Check out four players of Nigerian Origin that would be playing at the Euro 2020 tournament.

The Much Awaited Euro 2020 has finally started on the 11th of June 2021 with Italy and Turkey playing the First Match of the Competition. The Euro 2020 could have been held last year, but due to the Outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the competition was shifted to 2021.

  1 year ago ago
Check out four players of Nigerian Origin that would be playing at the Euro 2020 tournament.

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Nigerian footballers who are currently playing for other nations

Emmanuel Sarki (Haiti) He was quite involved in the Nigerian junior team, having represented Nigeria at the FIFA U-17 World Championship in Finland in 2003 and the Nigerian national under-20 football team at the African U-20 Championship, where he scored two goals for the eventual runners-up.

  10 months ago ago
Nigerian footballers who are currently playing for other nations

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Manchester United and Real Madrid Battle for Torres, Pogba Wants to Stay at United, Lingard Update

Manchester United and Real Madrid are among the clubs interested in signing Pau Torres, who is Keen on a move to one of Europe's elite clubs.Torres has a release clause of around €65m but offers closer to €50m may be accepted.Manchester United are particularly interested in signing a left-footed center-back.

  1 year ago ago
Manchester United and Real Madrid Battle for Torres, Pogba Wants to Stay at United, Lingard Update

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Man United Update: Latest on Akanji, Saul, Daka

Latest on Akanji With the acquisition of a defender one of Manchester United's priorities in the summer, Dortmund defender Manuel Akanji is seen as a player who can be a long-term partner for Harry Maguire in defence.

  1 year ago ago
Man United Update: Latest on Akanji, Saul, Daka

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Manchester United Transfer Target Reportedly Open To Old Trafford Switch

Manchester united transfer target, Manuel Akanji reportedly open to making the switch to Old Trafford from Borussia Dortmund in the future.The 25-year-old who has been linked with a move to the premier league club is reportedly ready to consider a transfer to united if the offer comes in.

  1 year ago ago
Manchester United Transfer Target Reportedly Open To Old Trafford Switch

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Borussia Dortmund to Sell Jadon Sancho For Reduced Fee

Manchester United target Jadon Sancho could be available for a reduced fee this summer, should Borussia Dortmund fail to qualify for the Champions League. Sancho was heavily linked with the Red Devils last summer, but a deal failed to materialise as they refused to meet the £109m asking price. According to Bild, Dortmund may be forced to lower the price tag for the attacker when the transfer window reopens in four months' time. They are currently four points behind the top four and the failure to qualify for

  1 year ago ago
Borussia Dortmund to Sell Jadon Sancho For Reduced Fee

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Manchester United Identify Top Defensive Targets

Manchester United have identified Jules Kounde and Pau Torres as potential candidates to bolster the heart of their defence.The Red Devils are looking for a new centre-back this summer with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wanting a new partner for Harry Maguire.

  1 year ago ago
Manchester United Identify Top Defensive Targets

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Borussia Dortmund Defender Dreams of Manchester United Move

Borussia Dortmund defender Manuel Akanji is reportedly tempted by the prospect of joining Manchester United during the summer transfer window.The Swiss is one of the players on the Red Devils radar with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wanting a new centre-back partner for Harry Maguire.

  1 year ago ago
Borussia Dortmund Defender Dreams of Manchester United Move

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Another player could join Manchester United from Borussia Dortmund.

Manchester United could land Borrusia Dortmund defender, Manuel Akanji as they are reportedly showing some interest in the services of the young star.

  1 year ago ago
Another player could join Manchester United from Borussia Dortmund.

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REAPORTS: Another Dortmund Star Linked With Manchester United Move

According to a report, Manchester United had attracted many star striker including Erling Haaland of Dortmund Football Club.Erling Haaland is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's favorite, and many sources suggested that Norway numbet 9th forward as the number one transfer target of Manchester United.

  1 year ago ago
REAPORTS: Another Dortmund Star Linked With Manchester United Move