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.

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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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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.

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