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Alex Iwobi reveals new nickname at Arsenal

3 November 2018 Arsenal and Nigeria international midfielder Alex Iwobi revealed this morning on the BBC’s Football Focus that he is now known by team-mates at the Emirates as “The Prince of Nutmegs” because of the number of times he has beaten opponents by putting the ball through their legs (“nutmegged” in English football parlance). Iwobi seems to have grown …

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Anthony Ujah: Mainz makes the player and the man

Anthony Ujah is closing in on both 100 Bundesliga games and 100 career goals. The Mainz forward is at a point in his career and his life where taking on responsibility and harnessing mental strength have become pivotal. Anthony Ujah is a happy man. His smile is wide, his aura as welcoming as the warm weather outside on this October …

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Nigeria cures World Cup hangover with easy win 3-0 against Seychelles

9 September 2018 Nigeria’s Super Eagles played their first competitive match since being eliminated from the World Cup at the group stages yesterday.  It was an African Cup of Nations qualifier away to minnows Seychelles. The small Stade Linite ground in Victoria gave it the feel of a training match and it was mainly a one-sided affair as Nigeria made …

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Leon Balogun: A spiritualist helped get my career back on track

2 September 2018 Brighton’s Nigeria international defender spoke to Rachel Springer on the BBC’s Football Focus yesterday morning about how a spiritualist helped turned his career around.  Balogun, who was signed by Brighton in the summer from German club Mainz, said his career at the time was being curtailed by a series of injuries when his sister took him to …

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Wilfred Ndidi signs new six-year contract with Leicester

Leicester City Football Club has confirmed that Wilfred Ndidi has signed a new contract, keeping him at the King Power Stadium until June 2024. Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi signs a new contract to 2024 – The 21-year-old joined from Belgian side Genk in January 2017 – Ndidi was named the Club’s Young Player of the Year for the past …

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Victor Moses retires from Nigeria’s national team

15 August 2018 One of Nigeria’s biggest stars, Victor Moses, has bowed out of the international scene.  In what must come as a shock to fans of the Super Eagles, the 27 year old winger announced his retirement today to his over 1m followers on Twitter. pic.twitter.com/w39bSMjcNf — Victor Moses (@VictorMoses) August 15, 2018 He said: “I have experienced some …

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Nigerian doctor Bennet Omalu calls for ban on heading in football

Heading a football should be restricted in the professional game and banned for those under the age of 18, according to one of the world’s leading experts on brain injuries. Dr Bennet Omalu discovered the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The condition has long-term effects and is caused by repeated head trauma. “It does not make sense to control an object …

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How will Moses cope with the new Pharoah at Stamford Bridge?

6 August 2018 It’s a new beginning at Chelsea, the Maurizio Sarri era. As with the previous dispensations, optimism is high. While faithful crave an attractive, productive brand, the players battle for relevance. Some may have lost the contest before the season even begins. Antonio Conte’s time in West London was brief but memorable. He feuded on two fronts, with the club …

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