The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, Amaju Marvin Pinnick was in the United Kingdom over the weekend purposely to visit some Super Eagles stars who plied their trade in England most especially injured Leicester City's Wilfred Ndidi and Watford's Oghenekaro Etebo. The courtesy visit made by the NFF president was to discuss some things with the Nigerian stars ahead of their remaining 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and to fine-tune some other issues relating to update about switching of allegiance and potential return of former player.
The beautiful game of football is not just a platform to gain fame and prestige. Money is also an integral aspect of the game. Money is needed for a smooth running of the clubs and for paying players’ wages. Several Nigerian footballers have travelled abroad and built their profile, even going on to earn huge sums of money on a weekly basis.
In this feature, we spot the light on experienced Nigeria Footballers who still have what it takes to play for the Super Eagles. Many feel the current Super Eagles team need experienced players to make them challenge for honours at international level. Here is the viewpoint on who are the closest players that have the highest probability of joining Gernot Rohr's squad.
The Super Eagles have performed well at the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers so far. But some issues are still lingering from the 2018 edition. Despite the aberration by Odion Ighalo against Argentina in 2018, such effective form has not brought on a recurrence of the light-headedness that preceded the leaden-footedness at Russia World Cup finals.
Former Manchester United and Nigerian international, Odion Ighalo increased his goal tally in the current Saudi Arabian topflight league on Friday night against Al Ittihad . Inconsistent Al-Ittihad welcomed, Al-Shbaba to the Prince Abdullah stadium in one of the Matchday 9 fixtures in the current Saudi Arabia topflight league with all eyes set in bouncing back to winning ways.
Only a few African football stars have played for Manchester United in the English Premier League. The likes of Amad Diallo and Eric Bailly are currently working under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford. However, just one Nigerian football player has represented Manchester United at senior level.
Following a weekend where the top Nigerian players emphasised their qualities, we pick the best XI with Odion Ighalo, Taiwo Awoniyi and Emmanuel Dennis shinning like million stars. Daniel Akpeyi - Kaizer Chiefs Certainly does not have the strongest defence in front of him and was consequently tested for the whole game.
After managing to acheive his childhood dream, via a loan deal at Manchester United in 2020, Odion Ighalo was sold by Shanghai Shenhua to a Saudi Arabian Club called Shabab on the 4th of February 2021 for the remainder of the 2020/21 season. So how has he Fared since he secured a move to this club?.
Former Manchester United football club of England and Super Eagles of Nigeria star Odion Jude Ighalo was exceptional for Al Shabab football club on Friday evening, as they came from behind to defeat Al Feiha FC 2-1 in the week 7 of Saudi Arabian Pro League. The former Watford football club star was given another starting role by his coach and he was able to play a vital role in his team's deserved victory.
In-form Nigerian star Ighalo scored twice to take his total goals of the season to 8 in 9 matches played
In-form Nigerian star Odion Jude Ighalo has extended his impressive goal scoring form for Al Shabab football club on Friday evening, as he scored a brace in their 2-0 away League victory over Al-Ittihad football club to take his total League goals of the season to 8 in just 9 matches played.
English Premier League side Watford joined the world to celebrate Nigeria on her Independence Day. Watford sent a happy independence message to Nigerians via their social media platforms, this morning. “Happy Independence Day to all of our Nigerian Hornets! 🐝🇳🇬” the Hornets wrote on Twitter and Facebook.
1. Joe Aribo (Rangers FC) Joe Aribo was the hero of the day for Scottish champions Rangers as he scored the only goal of the game in their away win against Dundee FC. The 25 year old midfielder took his tally for the season so far with two goals with a beautiful finish past the goalkeeper in the 16th minute to give Steven Gerrard's side the three points which cemented their place at the top of the table.
Nigerian professional footballer and former Manchester United’s striker Odion Ighalo, has re-written his own history to become one of the most prolific strikers in Saudi Arabian League. Since his 2021 transfer to Al-Shabab Football Club from Manchester United, Ighalo’s goal statistics has shown Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was wrong not to have extended his contract at Old Trafford or given him more playing time (Al Shabab are current 6th on their League table).
The Premier League is the most-watched league in this side of the world. From crampy viewing centres at almost every street of Nigeria to street-side bars and people watching at home, the Premier League has over the years garnered a huge following in Nigeria. One factor that led to the huge popularity of the league in Nigeria was Kanu Nwankwo, the most popular Nigerian footballer at the time when he joined Arsenal in 1999.
Photo Credit : Twitter Nigeria is blessed with many football talents and few of them are making waves outside the shore of the country. This article will review Nigerian attackers who have scored five goals or more this season. Here at the list of the players : Odion Ighalo :
While his current performances might be unappealing to many Manchester United fans, Fred has actually been more positive than negative for Manchester United. A fact that many fans don't know, or that they chose to ignore, is the fact that Manchester United has not lost any game that had a Fred goal in it.
Nigerian professional footballer and former Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo, was on target for Al-Shabab FC, as they failed to win their 6th match of the Saudi Premier League season. Ighalo who played the full 90-minutes, opened the scoring for his side, as he scored his 5th goal of the season before Hatan Bahbri double the lead for Al-Shabab.
Super Eagles star Victor Osimhen is one of the sharpest super strikers we have in the world of football today, following his recent performance with Napoli, and the countryside. In this article, my readers should be able to see three legends players Victor Osimhen should emulate their style of playing.
Super Eagles and Napoli forward, Victor Osimhen has opened up about his humble begining in an interview with fellow footballer William Troost-Ekong on his journey about how he became a professional football star and how he engaged in dirty jobs to keep body and soul together. The Lagos born Osimhen completed a record breaking €80m deal to move from Lille to Napoli in the summer of 2020 as he became the most expensive African player in history.
Nigeria international and Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen’s grass to grace story is well known to the football world. The 23 years old has now touched a novel part in his recent interview with King Ekong, the You Tube channel owned by his international team-mate and Watford defender, William Troost-Ekong.