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Two-goal Ighalo warms his way into United hearts

6 March 2020 Odion Ighalo did more than strike twice for Manchester United in last night’s 3-0 defeat of Derby County at Pride Park in the fifth round of the FA Cup. The January loan signing went a long way in proving the doubters wrong as he grabbed his third goal in two starts, after opening his account for his …

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Odion Ighalo opens his account for Manchester United

27 February 2020 Cometh the 34th minute, cometh Odion Ighalo with the goal for Man United that millions of Nigerian fans have been waiting for since Ighalo joined the Old Trafford sleeping giants in a shock loan move during the January transfer window. Club Brugge were the opponents in the last 32 of the Europa Cup and they were a …

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Wilfred Ndidi’s importance to Leicester highlighted by his absence

21 February 2020 Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers confirmed yesterday that midfield anchorman Wilfred Ndidi will miss their tasty clash at home against Manchester City tomorrow evening. Ndidi has missed Leicester’s last two Premier League matches against Chelsea and Wolves, which ended in draws, following knee surgery. Rodgers said: “Wilf won’t be available for the weekend. He’s still in a …

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Zeke Nnaji powering his way to the NBA

19 February 2020 If you don’t follow college basketball in the United States, you may not have heard of Zeke Nnaji. But it is only a matter of time before he becomes a household name in the US, Nigeria and the rest of the world. Born Ezekiel Tobechukwu Nnaji, 19 years ago, the freshman power forward out of the University …

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Rio Ferdinand and Lagosians react to Man U signing Odion Ighalo

1 February 2020 Manchester United’s former defender Rio Ferdinand is in Lagos over the weekend and he decided to judge the mood of the club’s fans in the city over the transfer deadline day signing of Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo. It was a case of mixed reactions. Despite the misgivings of some, coach Ole Gunnar Solksjaer is confident that the …

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Odion Ighalo moves to Manchester United

31 January 2020 Manchester United have agreed a deal to sign striker Odion Ighalo on a six month loan deal on the last day of the January transfer window. The 30-year-old, playing for Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua, is expected to arrive to travel to Manchester this weekend to complete a surprise last minute move after Spurs made a …

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Nigeria’s hottest striker Victor Osimhen speaks on life at Lille

6 January 2019 Victor Osimhen has taken the French first division by storm this term – this his debut season for Lille, scoring 10 goals in 18 appearances and attracting interest from European giants Real Madrid, Barcelona, Liverpool and Bayern Munich. In this interview, Osimhen attributes “almost half of my success” to his former Nigeria Under-17 coach Emmanuel Amunike, who …

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