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Alex Iwobi is hungry to create more special Everton memories

29 August 2019 Alex Iwobi set out his ambition to “create more memories” at Everton after marking his maiden start for the Club with a goal in the Blues’ 4-2 victory over Lincoln City on Wednesday night. With the score level at 2-2 approaching the final 10 minutes of the contest, the former Arsenal man headed in from close range …

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Anthony Ujah: At Union Berlin, we are one family

26 August 2019 Anthony Ujah is acquainted with the Bundesliga after spells at Mainz, Cologne, Bremen and now Union Berlin. Ujah’s experience will be important for Union Berlin as they play in the Bundesliga for the first time this season. The fact is not lost on him when he spoke to Bundesligavibes after their 1-1 draw with Augsburg on matchday 2 of …

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African footballers stranded around the world with crushed dreams

26 August 2019 How shady agents scam hopefuls into believing they had arranged promising sports careers. In Ulaanbaatar, the Mongolian capital, Moshood Afolabi, a 24-year-old aspiring Nigerian footballer, is stranded. As an undocumented migrant, he has lost the occasional construction work that helped offset his rent of a shared apartment and internet bill. He arrived in Mongolia on May 10 …

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Wilfred Ndidi on balancing football with studying at De Montfort University

23 August 2019 Leicester City star Wilfred Ndidi says studying at De Montfort University (DMU) has helped him achieve his dreams of gaining a good education. The Nigerian Premier League midfielder is currently studying Business and Management at DMU. He decided to enrol onto the course after visiting the university for Clearing in 2018 and being inspired by speaking to new students on the …

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Former Nigeria coach Samson Siasia banned for life by Fifa

16 August 2019. Former Nigeria national team coach Samson Siasia has been banned for life by Fifa for being involved in attempts to fix the results of football matches. The full statement on Fifa’s website is republished below. The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has found  Mr Samson Siasia, a former official of the Nigeria Football Federation, guilty of …

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It’s been a busy summer for Wilfred Ndidi

15 August 2019 Since Wilfred Ndidi departed King Power Stadium in May after Leicester City’s final fixture of 2018/19, it’s been summer unlike any other for the 22-year-old midfielder. A fairly hectic few weeks saw him get married in Nigeria, before playing in every game to help his nation to a third-placed finish at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. …

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Nigeria winger Henry Onyekuru joins Monaco

12 August 2019 French top tier team AS Monaco announced today the signing of Henry Onyekuru from Everton. Onyekuru spent last season on loan at Turkish club Galatasary. Onyekuru has signed for five seasons at Monaco. They wrote on their website: “Trained at the Académie d’Aspire in Senegal, Henry Onyekuru joined Belgium and joined KAS Eupen in 2015. In his …

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