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Odion Ighalo becomes 1st Nigerian player to sign for Man. United

Nigerian international and former Watford striker, Odion Ighalo is on his way back to the Premier League, after signing a six-month loan deal with Manchester United.The Red Devils began hunting for an extra striker after seeing top scorer Marcus...

Nigerian international Orji Okonkwo ‘feels lucky’ to play under Thierry Henry

Nigeria youth international Orji Okonkwo feels lucky to return for a second loan spell with Major League Soccer (MLS) side Montreal Impact under manager Thierry Henry.Okonkwo, 22, joins from Italian side Bologna, after his eight goals in the 2019...

Nigeria int’l Iheanacho’s 4th minute goal takes Leicester to FA cup 5th round

Leicester edged into the FA Cup fifth round as Kelechi Iheanacho's early goal sealed a 1-0 win at second tier Brentford early on Saturday.Brendan Rodgers' side are chasing a trip to Wembley on two fronts and they took the...

Nigeria international Victor Moses joins Inter Milan on loan from Chelsea

Victor Moses has signed for Inter Milan on loan from Chelsea, the Serie A club announced on Thursday, reuniting the Nigeria international with former Blues coach Antonio Conte.In a statement, Inter said that Moses -- who moved to Chelsea...

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger says Sierra Leone is home, donates $101k

Chelsea and Germany defender Antonio Rudiger has said that 'Sierra Leone is home' as he made a donation to the country's Free Quality Education initiative.Rudiger was born to Sierra Leonean parents in Germany and has gone onto play 30...

Billionaire Aliko Dangote renews interest in Arsenal takeover

Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote, who has previously been linked with buying the club, has delivered an update on his interest in the Gunners.He told the David Rubenstein Show: "It is a team that yes I would like to buy...

Barcelona sacks coach Ernesto Valverde, appoints Setien

Two major Catalan radio stations, Onda Cero and Catalunya Radio, are reporting that Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has been informed he is to be sacked, according to goal.com.Former Real Betis coach Quique Setien has been named to take charge...

Senegalese Sadio Mane wins CAF African Player of the year

Senegal and Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has been named CAF African Footballer of the year 2019, holding off competition from club team-mate Mohamed Salah and the Man City winger Riyad MahrezMane was a standout player as Liverpool went all...

Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool fight for €45m rated Nigerian international

As Arsenal hierarchy prepare to unveil their new manager in Mikel Arteta, the club has reportedly shown interest in the potential transfer of Lille forward Victor Osimhen.Yesterday, a report from Sky Sports linked the talented young Nigeria international with...

Mikel Arteta named Arsenal new manager

Manchester City assistant manger, Mikel Arteta has been named the new manager of Arsenal football club, a daunting task considering that the former midfielder has no managerial experience aside, working as an assistant to Pep Guardiola.Arteta's immediate job will...
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