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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WHAT NIGERIANS COMPLAIN ABOUT IS GIFTING THEM A DECENT TEAM

It is easier to unite people against something than to unite them for something. You can tell them to come together and build a house and all you will get are grumbles and complaints while flipping the switch by telling them to come together and build a house that will protect them from certain people and boom, a larger percentage are responding positively to you.

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It’s a Heavyweight Clash between Nigeria and Cameroon

Predictions and head-to-head is what you need to know about the most talked about clash between Nigeria and Cameroon in the last 16 of the 2019 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations. Cameroon, the title defenders face Nigeria, the hopefuls for the title. Both the teams have dealt with a lot of disruptions over pay disputes and have been goal-shy at the tournament as well. William Troost-Ekong, the Nigerian defender has insisted that the defeat has fired the team up. In the meanwhile, Coach for Cameroon, Clarence Seedorf, has high hopes for Karl Toko Ekambi. He expects that the forward will be able to revive the form that he had for La Liga when they face Nigeria in the match that is going to be a blockbuster.

Karl Toko Ekambi was the lead Villarreal scorer with 10 goals in the Spanish top flight. But he did not succeed to discover the net in the three group matches for the Indomitable Lions. Several attack combinations were tried out by Cameroon coach, all of which included Ekambi. But after a 2-0 win by the defending champions over Guinea-Bissau, they were forced to be satisfied with 0-0 draws by Benin and Ghana. In the year 2004, Cameroon was eliminated by Nigeria in the first knockout round itself in the Cup of Nations Championship. Known to be greatest rivals, Nigeria and Cameroon have met each other six times in the Biennial tournament. It includes three final matches that Cameroon won, one that was decided by the penalty shootout.

It’s a Heavyweight Clash between Nigeria and Cameroon

Predictions and head-to-head is what you need to know about the most talked about clash between Nigeria and Cameroon in the last 16 of the 2019 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations. Cameroon, the title defenders face Nigeria, the hopefuls for the title. Both the teams have dealt with a lot of disruptions over pay disputes and have been goal-shy at the tournament as well. William Troost-Ekong, the Nigerian defender has insisted that the defeat has fired the team up. In the meanwhile, Coach for Cameroon, Clarence Seedorf, has high hopes for Karl Toko Ekambi. He expects that the forward will be able to revive the form that he had for La Liga when they face Nigeria in the match that is going to be a blockbuster.

Karl Toko Ekambi was the lead Villarreal scorer with 10 goals in the Spanish top flight. But he did not succeed to discover the net in the three group matches for the Indomitable Lions. Several attack combinations were tried out by Cameroon coach, all of which included Ekambi. But after a 2-0 win by the defending champions over Guinea-Bissau, they were forced to be satisfied with 0-0 draws by Benin and Ghana. In the year 2004, Cameroon was eliminated by Nigeria in the first knockout round itself in the Cup of Nations Championship. Known to be greatest rivals, Nigeria and Cameroon have met each other six times in the Biennial tournament. It includes three final matches that Cameroon won, one that was decided by the penalty shootout.

THE MAJOR WINNERS OF THE NFF AWARDS

Monday was a special day for Nigerian football as the governing body NFF hosted an Award ceremony in the city of Lagos. The award was in recognition of the performances of players in the respective national teams as well as the league.

The major winner in the awards was AL-Nassr forward Ahmed Musa who went home with the Player of the Year and the Goal of the Year awards. The 26-year-old has enjoyed an unforgettable 12 months with the national team.

The Focus in Nigeria Falls on Onuachu When he Scored the 10 Second Goal

Paul Onuachu has become the star of Nigerian football when he scored the foal within 10 seconds against Egypt during his international debut. The strike by the twenty-four old players is being considered to be the fastest goal in international football that has enabled the Super Eagles to secure their first victory in 29 years over the Pharaohs.

This goal has made journalists, fans, coach, and teammates to talk about him.Gernot Rohr, his coach has said that they have played only twice but there might be something in the player. He goes on to say that they shouldn’t get to carried away. However, Onuachu offers them with a different option along with an alternative attack.

FLYING EAGLES SEE OFF BURUNDI

The Flying Eagles of Nigeria got their U-20 African Cup of Nations campaign off to a flying start courtesy of a comfortable 2-0 victory over Burundi, in what was a frantic affair all through.

We endured a drab first half of the game; with both sides struggling to create any major openings for the first 45 and the nerves were beginning to set in.
Nigeria were particular guilty of being complacent, failing to really cut open the Burundi defense as they continued to toil all afternoon.

Dominic Dukodod, A Footballer From Nigeria Died While Warming Up

A Nigerian footballer named Dominic Dukudod who was warming up for the upcoming match died on the spot. The demise of the star Nigerian footballer was confirmed by his team spokesperson. Dominic died on the evening of Thursday on 13th December on the soil of state of Nasarawa. The veteran was warming up for his upcoming match which was to be held against Nasarawa United. But before he could play for his team, he slumped on the ground and then never got up. His sudden and unexpected demise has not only shocked the Nigerian football fraternity but also it has shocked the entire fraternity of football.

The Nigerian football team has not even recovered from some instances of previous mishaps that they suffered another heart broking news of the demise of their star player. They were already going through a bad phase and losing one of their best players has exacerbated things for them. Not it is going to be very difficult for them to cope up from this situation. They have paid deepest condolences on his untimely demise and have assured to give all mental support to his family.

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