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