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Joe Aribo is Glasgow Rangers Young Player of the Year in debut season

1 August 2020 Nigeria international midfielder Joe Aribo has been named Young Player of the Year at Glasgow Rangers in his first season with the Scottish giants. Young player of the season 🏆Goal of the season 🥇Thanks to God 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/AkZF231uaT— Joe Aribo (@J_Aribo19) July 31, 2020 24 year old Aribo scored nine goals in 48 appearances, with one of …

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Glasgow Rangers sign Leon Balogun

25 July 2020 Glasgow Rangers were delighted to announce yesterday the signing of Nigerian international defender Leon Balogun on a 1 year deal, with Rangers having an option for a further year. Balogun, 32 arrives in Glasgow with experience both in the Premier League and German Bundesliga, and completed last season with Wigan Athletic. Although born in Germany, Balogun qualifies …

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Kelechi Iheanacho: We need to do more

3 July 2020 Kelechi Iheanacho says hard work is the only way Leicester City will recover from the setback of Wednesday’s 2-1 defeat at Everton as they look to respond with a victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday. – Kelechi Iheanacho calls for a swift response from Leicester City to Wednesday’s defeat by Everton– The Nigerian found the net for …

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Amazing to be back together, says Wilfred Ndidi

3 June 2020 Wilfred Ndidi has described Leicester City’s phased return to training as ‘amazing’ as the Foxes squad reconvened at Belvoir Drive for the first time since mid-March last week. – Leicester City and Nigeria midfielder Wilfred Ndidi discusses the Club’s phased return to training– With considered safety procedures in place, the Foxes are now partaking in contact training …

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Sports pages in Nigeria’s postcolonial press reveal political unity and discord

26 May 2020 The sports pages of newspapers provide a unique insight into political conflicts and solidarities. Schler and Dubinsky examine the coverage of Nigeria’s national football team in the postcolonial press and find both aspirations for unity and an outlet for political discord. Sports are more than leisure and entertainment. They are also rallying points for communal identities. Football in …

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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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