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.

ST. GALLEN SIGN NIGERIAN STRIKER ON LOAN FROM RB SALZBURG

Red Bull Salzburg have confirmed that they have sent out Nigerian-born striker ChukwubuikeAdamu on loan to St. Gallen where he will spend the rest of the season. Switzerland Super League outfit St. Gallen also confirmed the signing after confirming the announcement on their official website where they welcomed the player to the club.


The 19-year-old striker has been a sensation for Salzburg, and it comes as a surprise that they have decided to allow him to leave the club despite his fine form for the club in recent times. Born in Kano, Nigeria, Adamu made his debut for Salzburg back in September 2020 in what was a memorable debut as he was part of the Salzburg team that demolished Bregenz 10 goals to nil (10-0). He came off the bench to play the final 26 minutes of the game and he has not had any more involvement in the first team so far.
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BALOGUN IN LINE FOR RANGERS RECALL

Super Eagles of Nigeria centre back Leon Balogun is in line for a recall to the Rangers team ahead of the Boxing Day encounter with Hibernian. Rangers play hosts to Hibsin the first game of matchday20 in the Scottish Premiership this term and Leon Balogun is expected to feature in the game having missed out on an appearance in midweek. Super Eagles of Nigeria defender Leon Balogun recovered from concussion to take his place on the Rangers bench for the league game at St. Johnstone on Wednesday night but he was an unused substitute. The Nigerian player watched the entire duration of the game from the substitute bench as Rangers dispatched St. Johnstone easily.


Rangers scored three unreplied goals against their hosts and another Super Eagles of Nigeria player, Joe Aribo was the star of the show and he even drew high praise from Steven Gerrard during his post-match presser at the end of the game. Joe Aribo has had some problems with injury of late but his manager is delighted that the Super Eagles of Nigeria midfielder is back to his fluent best after those injuries. Joe Aribo provided the assist for the second goal scored by Glen Kamara and also had a hand in the third goal scored by IanisHagi, who's the son of Gheorghe Hagi widely regarded as the greatest player to come out of Romania.
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NIGERIAN EARNS POINT FOR HIS CLUB

Super Eagles of Nigeria player Semi Ajayi has been one of the consistent performers for West Brom this season as the Baggies continue to struggle on their return to the Premier League after a two-year absence. The Nigeria international continued his good form for the Baggies as he helped his team to a valuable point during their league trip to the Etihad Stadium to face Manchester City.


West Brom produced a rearguard action especially in the second half of the game to battle to a 1-1 draw against their hosts who had been expected to thrash the Baggies due to the quality in their team.
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Nigeria Held by Sierra Leone in Africa Cup of Nations

The football world has seen lots of comeback fights from different teams in different tournaments. But this is the height of comeback that Sierra Leone made against Nigeria in the qualifier tournament of the Africa Cup of Nations. They had to score 4 goals to deny their defeat against the African giants. Soon after conceiving 4 goals before the end of the first half, Sierra Leone showed their fighting character in the field and stopped Nigeria to claim an easy win. The Nigerian players never have thought of this kind of turnover in a game where they were 4-0 up against the opponent. This only happened as the players were in a mood of overconfidence that now they can’t be defeated.

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Nigeria to Play 2 Friendlies

Football is back on the African continent. With sporting activities limping back to normalcy across the globe, the African nations are also making efforts to bring life back to normal in the sporting fields of the continent. Following the resumption of the EPL, France Ligue 1, and the conclusion of the Champions League in Portugal, Africans can now look forward to some football action from their squads too.

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Fans are Important, Says Nigerian Football Club

The sport of football is incomplete without the support and fans and spectators, says Alhaji Bashir Idris Muazu, the chairman of Kano Pillars Football Fan Club in Nigeria. He said it is just like having food without salt. Football is a sport where fans, supporters, and spectators interact directly with the players. Fans encouraging their favorite players, spectators cheering out from the stands, and fans showing their emotions when a team gets a goal or misses one is something that makes football interesting.

NIGERIAN STAR TO FEATURE IN CHELSEA VS MAN UNITED

In one of the most anticipated games of the Premier League, Chelsea will play hosts to rival Manchester United on Monday. For Chelsea, they need the win, after recent poor run of results, and to help their push for Top Four with the competition growing stronger by the day. Manchester United on the other hand, are ninth on the log but only six points away from the Blues. Victory at Stamford Bridge would cut that margin by half and boost their chances of finishing well this term.

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