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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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Nigeria snatches a draw from the jaws of defeat against Brazil

13 October 2019 The champions of South America squared up against Africa’s third best team in Asia – that’s how global the game is now – as Brazil met Nigeria at Singapore’s national stadium in Kallang earlier today. The Super Eagles would have been the happier of the two teams with the 1-1 result, while the Selecao would rue not …

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Luis Campos on Victor Osimhen

8 October 2019 One of the most wanted men in football may not be the most familiar. Sporting director Luis Campos has unearthed over £500m worth of footballing talent during his time at Monaco and Lille, and in an exclusive interview with Sky Sports, gives a fascinating insight into his methods. His CV is quite something, helping unearth Kylian Mbappe, Nicolas …

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Michael Emenalo: ‘I had to fight to keep Chelsea’s academy from closing’

8 October 2019 Michael Emenalo never tired of defending Chelsea’s academy. Not that owner Roman Abramovich ever needed much convincing, but the doubts and the pressure did not always come from the outside. Abramovich, Emenalo is sure, will be delighting in Frank Lampard’s youth revolution with Chelsea sitting fifth in the Premier League and the team full of academy graduates …

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Jamilu Collins: Facing Bayern Munich was the toughest game of my career

29 September 2019 Paderborn defender Jamilu Collins struggled at the start of Saturday’s game against Bayern Munich but then gave his team hope. Despite defeat, the 25-year-old Nigerian’s first performance on a bigger stage was promising. Jamilu Collins looked as though he had just finished a training session. He had taken his shirt off, revealing his six pack, but there …

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