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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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London-born Joe Aribo speaks on choosing to play for Nigeria

6 December 2019 Joe Aribo, the Glasgow Rangers midfielder, born in Camberwell, south London, made a scoring debut for Nigeria against Ukraine in September this year. In this interview, he reflects on his choice to represent the country of his parents’ birth, how he looked up to Jay Jay Okocha and Peter Odemwingie and his playing style. Follow @naijiant

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Wilfred Ndidi is indeed better this season

11 November 2019 Wilfred Ndidi earned the nickname ‘Groundnut Boy’ while growing up in the Lagos suburb of Ikeja. He would sell groundnuts (peanuts), peppers, tomatoes and bottles of water to make money to buy football boots for him to wear while playing for Nath Boys Academy as he dreamt of having a future in the game. An integral part …

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Leicester City interested in £20m-rated Nigeria striker Emmanuel Dennis

6 November 2019 Leicester are looking for further reinforcements for their front line and manager Brendan Rodgers is a fan of Dennis Brendan Rodgers is interested in Club Brugge’s £20million-rated frontman Emmanuel Dennis. The Leicester boss is hunting January reinforcements as the third-placed Foxes look to consolidate their position in the Champions League places. Dennis, 21, has three goals in nine league …

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Ola Aina’s remarkable story

24 October 2019 Born in London to Nigerian immigrants, Ola Aina remembers the sacrifices his parents made to make his dreams a reality. At the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt earlier this year, 23-year-old Ola Aina played in his first major international tournament, helping the Nigerian national team to a third-place finish. In doing so, he completed a remarkable …

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Victor Osimhen is France Ligue 1 Player of the Month for September

18 October 2019 Nigeria international striker Victor Osimhen’s explosive introduction to the French top tier this season has been confirmed as he was voted Player of the Month in September. Osimhen faced competition from Islam Slimani of Monaco and Nantes’ Nicolas Pallois. The Nigerian received 45% of the votes, with Slimani at second with 37% and Pallois polling 18%. The …

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