Efangwu Goziem Ekoku is a former Nigerian Super Eagles striker, who is currently an English football commentator. As a professional footballer, he played for Sutton United, Wimbledon, Grasshoppers, AFC Bournemouth, Norwich City, Sheffield Wednesday and Dublin City. He secured coaching licences from FA (Football Association) and UEFA, after his retirement.
The Super Eagles lost to Ghana in yesterday's Africa Women Cup of Nations Qualification. They already won Ghana 2-0 in the first leg and won 2-1 on aggregate. Ghana tried to get back to win on aggregate but the Super falcons stood strong and conceded just one goal at the Ohene Djan Sports stadium.
One of the advantages of FIFA's eligibility rules is that footballers can play for the countries of their ancestors even though they were not born in the country. Another thing about the rule is that a player can play for the country of his birth at the youth levels and still switch to the country of his ancestors when it's time to play for the national team.
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.
While soccer at its best can indeed be a beautiful game, it takes extra efforts from those who administer the round leather game to foster the much-needed camaraderie in the team. That is why Amaju Pinnick's recent courtesy visit to Ogenekaro Etebo and Leicester City duo of injured Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho should be seen in a positive light by die-hard critics.
1. Bryan Fiabema. (Photo credit: Football database EU). Bryan Fiabema is the current first-choice striker for Chelsea's Development squad this season. He has also been playing regularly for Chelsea in the UEFA Youth League competition. The 18 years old attacker has scored five goals in nine appearances for Chelsea's Under-21 team across different competitions this season, according to Transfer Market stats.
Nigeria is one of the most represented countries in European football and it is safe to say that there is at least more than two Nigerians or Nigerian related people in every major league in the world, even as far as China. But how many of these clubs have more than one Nigerian super eagles or former eagles player?, Here are 3 of them.
Super Eagles of Nigeria forward, Kelechi Ịheanachọ was in action today for Leicester City in their 9th game of the English premier league against Brentford at the Brentford Community Stadium. The Nigerian star was handed a role to play in his team's starting XI following his outstanding performance for the club in their previous game where was able to bag a brace of assist in their UEFA Europa League 4-2 win.
Super Eagles of Nigeria in-form striker Taiwo Awoniyi was exceptional for Union Berlin football club on Sunday evening, as he netted another classic goal in their away draw against Stuttgart football club, to become the 4th top scorer in the German Bundesliga this season. The former Frankfurt football club striker has been able to make himself one of the best strikers in Germany since joining Union Berlin football club this summer transfer window, from former English Premier League Champions Liverpool football club, and he has been able to score the total number of 7 League goals for the club, and 11 goals in all competitions.
Super Eagles forward, Victor Osimhen has been in a remarkable form so far this season netting 9 goals and registering 1 assist in all competitions for Italian side, Napoli. Despite his current goal scoring form, Osimhen has one area he needs to work on which is his ability to score goals with the few chances he can get in a game, because the 22 year-old misses quite a lot of opportunities before he actually scores a goal in a fixture.
Super Eagles of Nigeria forward, Taiwo Awoniyi was in action today for Union Berlin in their 9th league game of the German Bundesliga against VfB Stuttgart at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. The former Liverpool star was handed a role to play in his team's starting XI following his outstanding performance for the club since his arrival at the team in the last summer transfer window on permanent basis after his loan spell.
Super Eagles players are currently in great form in Europe and some are constantly banging in goals week in week out and that has now become a great news for Nigeria ahead of the African Cup of Nations in Cameron come January 2022. Though the team will face a tough test against inform winger, Mohammed Salah on January 11th when the team face Egypt in their opener, the team can also boast of big names that can pose a threat to the Pharaoh’s of Egypt.
It was an action packed and suspense soaked weekend at the weekend across top European leagues as the quest for domestic glory comtinues Nigerian born and eligible players weren't left out as they featured for their various clubs at the weekend. 1. Semi Ajayi (West Brom, England)
Super Eagles of Nigeria striker Sadiq Umar was outstanding for Almeria football club on Sunday afternoon, as they defeated Mirandes FC 4-1 in the week 12 of the Spanish Laliga SmartBank League. The former AS Roma football club star was dropped to the bench by coach Rubi in order to catch some rest, having played many matches for the club this season, and he was able to impress after being introduced to the pitch.
Many people talked about the possibility of Super Eagles striker, Paul Onuachu, joining different clubs because of his exceptional display for Genk last season. Moving to a bigger club was only realistic because his performance showed that he was ready for a bigger stage. A move to the La Liga Santander or the Premier League looked possible, but West Ham's manager, David Moyes, recently said his club didn't pursue the Nigerian actively.
Frank Onyeka was in the starting lineup for Brentford football club in the Premier League today when they hosted Leicester City at the Brentford Community Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Super Eagles Midfielder had a decent performance in today's match despite Brentford's 2-1 loss to Leicester City at their home turf.
Retired AS Roma midfielder Walter Sabatini recently came out to boldly say he would pick Nigeria's Victor Osimhen ahead of French forward Kylian Mbappe. "If I were to pick one of them, I would go for Osimhen," Sabatini said. "He is unstoppable because he can run onto seemingly impossible balls and make them count.
In-form Super Eagles of Nigeria star Taiwo Awoniyi continues his impressive goal scoring form for German Bundesliga giants Union Berlin football club on Sunday evening, as he netted another fine goal in their 1-1 draw against Stuttgart football club. The former Mainz 05 football club star has been exceptional since joining Union Berlin FC on a permanent deal from English Premier League giants Liverpool football club this summer transfer window, and he has been scoring goals for fun for the club.
Super Eagles of Nigeria star Kelechi Iheanacho continues his impressive form for Leicester City football club on Sunday, as he played another crucial role in their 2-1 away victory over Brentford FC. The former Manchester City football club star has been superb for the Foxes since the beginning of September, and he was able to impress again, as he guided them to a deserved victory.
Liverpool football club of England star Mohamed Salah has equaled Super Eagles Legend Yakubu Ayegbeni's record, after netting a hat-trick in his team's convincing 5-0 away victory over Manchester United FC. The former AS Roma football club of Italy star has been one of the most in-form players in Europe since the beginning of the season, and he was able to extend his impressive performance for the Reds on Sunday evening at Old Trafford.