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  • Nigeria’s Wilfred Ndidi Wins Belgian Goal Of The Year Award

    Nigerian Wilfred Ndidi is a transfer target. Photo: Complete Sports - Belgian Goal Of The Year Award By Peter Pedroncelli, 4:26 am AFKI Original

    New Leicester City signing Wilfried Ndidi of Nigeria was presented this week with the Belgian Goal of the Year award for a stunning strike that he scored last year while representing his former club Genk. The midfielder scored the long-range effort in a Belgian top-flight match against rivals Club Brugge while playing for Genk in the 2015-16 season, before he left the club for the English Premier League in January this year.

  • Nigerian Odion Ighalo On Atletico Madrid Radar

    Nigeria's Odion Ighalo By Peter Pedroncelli, 5:37 am AFKI Original

    On form Nigerian international striker Odion Ighalo is the subject of transfer speculation from Spanish outfit Atletico Madrid, who are interested in the services of Watford’s West African attacking talent. The striker has been in scintillating form this season, scoring 14 goals thus far in the English Premier League for Watford, added to the 20 he scored last campaign to help his side secure promotion to the EPL.

  • Nigerian Fanendo Adi Earns MLS Cup Crown

    Fanendo Adi - Major League Soccer By Peter Pedroncelli, 5:58 am AFKI Original

    Nigerian attacker Fanendo Adi represented Africa with pride over the weekend as his Portland Timbers side beat Columbus Crew 2-1 in the final to secure the Major League Soccer (MLS) Cup 2015 title. The win ensured that the Portland Timbers become the first Pacific Northwest team to win the MLS Cup, entering the feat into the record books.

  • Nigerian Segun Odegbami Mulling FIFA Presidency

    Segun Odegbami By Peter Pedroncelli, 8:10 am

    Nigerian former footballer Segun Odegbami is considering the possibility of entering the presidential race at world football’s governing body FIFA, with a new president set to be elected early next year. The former Super Eagles player, who was the only Nigerian included in the list of CAF’s team of the century, is considering a run for the world football governing body’s top job. Odegbami is now a respected football pundit and columnist.

  • Sunday Oliseh Confirmed As New Nigeria Coach

    Sunday Oliseh By Peter Pedroncelli, 2:37 am AFKI Original

    Former Super Eagles captain Sunday Oliseh was announced as the new Nigeria national team coach at a presentation in Abuja on Wednesday. The football pundit is the latest man to be given the reigns of the Super Eagles, following the forced departure of Stephen Keshi in recent weeks.

  • Oliseh: Super Eagles Paramount To Nation’s Football

    Sunday Oliseh By Peter Pedroncelli, 5:56 am

    Nigerian football analyst and former national team captain Sunday Oliseh has been open with his thoughts on the Super Eagles and their importance for the country, ahead of his expected instatement as coach of the national team. Former coach Stephen Keshi had his contract terminated recently by the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) following reports that the former Mali and Togo manager had applied for the vacant spot at the head of the Cote D’Ivoire national team.

  • Obafemi Martins Makes MLS All-Star Team

    Obafemi Martins By Peter Pedroncelli, 4:49 am AFKI Original

    Nigerian forward Obafemi Martins has been included in the selection of players chosen as the 2015 Major League Soccer (MLS) All-Star team. This is despite the fact that the speedy striker is currently injured, and has not played a game for the Seattle Sounders in MLS action since June 13.

  • Jordon Ibe On The Verge Of New Liverpool Deal

    Jordan Ibe By Peter Pedroncelli, 7:12 am

    English-born Nigerian footballer Jordon Ibe is expected to extend his current Liverpool stay with a new five-year deal before the English Premier League season comes to a close. Reports suggest that Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City have been monitoring the winger, but the impending extension will quiet those rumours.

  • Obafemi Martins Continues His Scoring Run In The MLS

    Obafemi Martins By Peter Pedroncelli, 3:42 am AFKI Original

    Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins was at it again this weekend in Major League Soccer (MLS) action, scoring a goal for the Seattle Sounders in their 3-2 defeat to the Columbus Crew. His strike partnership with US international Clint Dempsey was on show once again, with both attackers getting on the score sheet.

  • Africa’s Richest Man Interested In Buying English Soccer Club Arsenal

    By Peter Pedroncelli, 5:36 am

    Aliko Dangote, a businessman and billionaire based in Nigeria, is interested in a potential offer to purchase English Premier League club Arsenal in future, having previously made an offer for the club which was subsequently turned down.

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