The Super Eagles of Nigeria produced a superb performance during their African Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2023 qualifier against hosts Sao Tome and Principe. Sao Tome and Principe are one of the lowest ranked African teams and they qualified for the group stage section of the AFCON 2023 qualifiers by seeing off Mauritius in the preliminary round.
Super Eagles of Nigeria midfielder Alex Iwobi was a starter as Everton and Watford played out a goalless draw in the Premier League. In the rescheduled league game, Everton dominated proceedings but they were unable to turn it into a much-needed victory.
Ladan Bosso, Head Coach of Nigeria’s U20 Boys (Flying Eagles) has called up a total of 40 players for next month’s WAFU B U20 Championship taking place in Niamey, capital of Niger Republic. The list has four goalkeepers, 12 midfielders, 17 midfielders and seven forwards.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria have a lot of work to do if they are to secure their place at the upcoming World Cup tournament. The tournament is scheduled to take place in Qatar from November 21 to December 18, 2022.
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.
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.
Super Eagles of Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen fired Napoli to the Italian Serie A summit after he scored the winning goal during the matchday eight clash with Torino at the weekend. Osimhen scored the only goal of the game with nine minutes remaining on the clock to hand Napoli a 1-0 home win over Torino.
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.
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.
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.