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Nigeria and England in tussle over Everton star Ademola Lookman

The 19-year-old has made an instant impact since his £11m January move to Goodison Park Nigeria are stepping up their attempts to prise Ademola Lookman away from England. Forward Lookman, 19, is at the centre of a tug-of-war after making an instant impact since his £11m January move to Everton. London-born Lookman has played for England’s under-19s and 20s but …

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Rohr aiming to lead Nigeria’s Super Eagles to new heights

Many German coaches such as Otto Pfister, Rudi Gutendorf and Burkhard Ziese have led teams throughout Africa with varying degrees of success. But while the trio represent the old guard of coaches, a new generation has found their way to the continent. FIFA.com spoke exclusively to one of the new breed: Gernot Rohr. When the 63-year-old took over Nigeria in August …

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Victor Moses aka “The Session Wrecker”

Nigerian winger Victor Moses has been a revelation this season for Chelsea as a right wing-back and a major factor as the west London club are flying nine points clear at the top of the Premier League. But apparently, Moses is not a big fan of training sessions.  Phil Bardsley,  a former team-mate when the Nigerian spent the 2014-15 season …

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Odion Ighalo moves to China

Watford’s Nigeria international striker Odion Ighalo completed the deal to move to Chinese Super League club Changchun Yatai yesterday for a fee thought to be worth £20m. Ighalo joined Watford from Granada in July 2014 and scored 39 goals in 100 appearances during that time, including 20 as Watford secured promotion to the Premier League in 2014/15, and 17 during the club’s …

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Victor Obinna’s future at German club Darmstadt remains uncertain

Former Nigeria international Victor Obinna faces uncertainty at his Bundesliga club Darmstadt, as the coach seems to think he is surplus to requirements. 29 year old Obinna arrived at Darmstadt from then second division Duisburg last summer on a year’s contract. However, given the latest comments from new coach, Torsten Frings, who took over in December, the Nigerian’s days at …

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