ARSENAL, NEWCASTLE EYEING MOVE FOR OSIMHEN

The Premier League duo of Arsenal and Newcastle United have been linked with a move for Napoli striker Victor Osimhen between this week and the end of the January transfer window at the start of next week. A lot of news outlet especially in Italy have reported the interest of the two Premier League sides in the striker who missed the Super Eagles of Nigeria squad to the ongoing AFCON tournament due to a facial injury.

Osimhen was not part of the squad under Austin ‘Cerezo’ Eguaveon. Nigeria didn’t do well at the AFCON tournament after they were eliminated by the Tunisians at the round of 16 stage. Nigeria won all their three Group D games only to lose 1-0 to the Tunisians who advanced into the quarterfinals where they will face Burkina Faso.

DENNIS BAGS BEST PLAYER AWARD

Super Eagles of Nigeria player Emmanuel Dennis was named the best player after he scored once and assisted two goals for Watford on the way to the 4-1 demolition of sleeping English football giants Manchester United when the two teams met at Vicarage Road on Saturday.

Nigeria international Dennis was the catalyst for the big home win over the Red Devils and the product of the defeat was significant for Manchester United after the club sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their manager.

Watford were the better team against Manchester United and they could have scored more than the two first half goals recorded if not for the combination of poor finishing and smart goalkeeping from Spanish international David De Gea in the Manchester United goal.

NIGERIA ON COURSE FOR ROUND THREE

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The Super Eagles of Nigeria are on the right path to securing one of the ten spots available for round three in the African section of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament. Nigeria are the top team in Group B after they kicked off proceedings in round two of the African qualifiers with two straight wins.

IHEANACHO ON TARGET IN PRESEASON DRAW

Nigeria national team forward Kelechi Iheanacho was one of the goalscorers as his Leicester City side played out a thrilling six-goal thriller with English Championship club Queens Park Rangers (QPR) in a preseason encounter played last week. The Super Eagles of Nigeria attacker came off the bench to find the back of the net against the London team.

Iheanacho scored a late penalty during the game played at the home of QPR, Loftus Road in West London after fellow African star PatsonDaka was brought down in the box. The Nigeria international didn't make any mistake from 12 yards out after Zambian international Daka was fouled in the box.

ALMERIA REJECT BIDS FOR NIGERIA STRIKER

Nigeria striker Umar Sadiq has reportedly had two bids rejected for him by his Spanish second tier team Almeria. The news of the interest in the Nigeria player was reported by Spanish newspaper AS.

Two European teams made a bid for Sadiq and it was turned down by Almeria who want half of the €60m release clause in his current contract with the Segundaclub. Almeria are ready to sell the Nigeria striker if they receive at least €30m for him. German Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt and Russia Premier League outfit Spartak Moscow are the two teams interested in signing the player and it remains to be seen whether the interested clubs will match the asking price demanded by Almeria for their player.

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OSIMHEN FIRES BLANK IN BIG WIN

Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen was surprisingly not on the scoresheet as Napoli thrashed Udinese 5-1 at home on Wednesday night to maintain their push for Champions League football.

Super Eagles of Nigeria attacker Osimhen has been in fantastic form in recent games and it's a bit of surprise that he didn’t score in the big win over Udinese at the Stadio Armando Maradona. He took his tally to ten goals in the league this season with his first brace in the Serie A. The Nigeria international scored twice in the 4-1 away victory over Spezia at the weekend.

Osimhen started the Udinese game and he was on for 70 minutes before being replaced by Belgian national team player Dries Mertens with the game virtually won at 4-1.

IHEANACHO CONTINUES GOOD SCORING FORM

Nigeria striker Kelechi Iheanacho was able to continue his good scoring form for Leicester City against relegation threatened team West Brom when the two teams met at the King Power Stadium on Thursday night.

Super Eagles of Nigeria star Iheanacho scored the third and final goal as the Foxes thrashed West Brom 3-0 at home with all the goals coming in the first half.
Leicester City are on a high after reaching their first FA Cup final for many decades and this was evident in their performance against the Baggies.

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