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Ajegunle Names Astro Turf Mini Stadium And Park After Odion Ighalo
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Ajegunle Names Astro Turf Mini Stadium And Park After Odion Ighalo

  It was an ensemble of the crème de la crème in Ajegunle sporting arena, when the Odion Ighalo 02 Arena and cenotaph were commissioned on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 by Hon. Commissioner for Youths, Sports and Sopcial Development, Hon. Segun Dawodu, who was represented by the Director General of Sports at the Lagos State Ministry. The event which was carried out to immortalize Ajegunle and former super-Eagles Striker, Odion Jude Ighalo was the first in the history of sporting activities in Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government Area. The commissioned astro-turf standard football pitch in Tolu Nur/Pry School, Tolu complex and cenotaph at Tolu road have been described as the first in the LGA. According to Hon. Fatai Adekunle Ayoola, the executive chairman of Ajeromi-Ifelodun Loc...
Napoli Forward, Dries Mertens Asks Victor Osimhen For Nigeria’s New National Teams Jersey
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Napoli Forward, Dries Mertens Asks Victor Osimhen For Nigeria’s New National Teams Jersey

Napoli’s forward, Dries Mertens is already having a good rapport with Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen as the Belgian forward as he requests for the new national team jersey from him. Victor Osimhen shared pictures of him in the new jerseys on his Instagram page and Dries Mertens replied his post by requesting for one of the jerseys from the Super Eagles striker. Mertens asked him to bring a small size one to the club’s training ground and Osimhen replied accordingly. The former Lille striker has settled into life at Napoli really fast especially on the field of play as he injected pace and finesse into Napoli’s second half performance in their season-opener win at Parma on Sunday.
Osimhen Wins Player Of The Year Award In France
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Osimhen Wins Player Of The Year Award In France

Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen has been voted as the Player of The Year at his French club Lille. Osimhen’s emergence as Lille’s best player in the truncated 2019-20 season is not surprising for many going by the spectacular displays of the 21-year old in what is just his maiden campaign in Ligue 1. Among other feats; Osimhen had scored 18 goals and provided eight assists in all competitions for the French Ligue 1 side, before the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic disrupted the season. Victor Osimhen has been named as Lille’s Player of the Year. — Africa Facts Zone (@AfricaFactsZone) June 2, 2020 It is these breathtaking performances that have seen Osimhen be linked with a possible transfer to several top clubs across Europe. On the list of potential suitors for O...
Super Eagles Striker Victor Osimhen Loses his Father
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Super Eagles Striker Victor Osimhen Loses his Father

  Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, who plays for French Ligue 1 club Lille, has lost his father, Patrick Osimhen, to the cold hands of death. The 21-year-old superstar confirmed his father's death in a Twitter post he shared on Sunday morning, May 24. He wrote: 'RIP DAD. no word to describe this feeling.' https://twitter.com/victorosimhen9/status/1264490963369672705  
Ighalo Hopes For Man United Loan Deal Extension
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Ighalo Hopes For Man United Loan Deal Extension

Odion Ighalo hopes his loan deal at Manchester United is extended until the Premier League season is completed. The former Super Eagles striker, 30, moved from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua in January and has a contract until May 31. United has not made any offer of loan extension or permanent deal. Ighalo may have to return to China at the end of the month. “I would like to finish the season if it’s possible,” Ighalo told BBC Sport. “I was in good form, good shape, scoring goals and now we’ve stopped now for over a month. I’ve given it my best and hopefully we’ll come back to play. “The team had a good momentum before the pandemic started. At the moment I’m on loan, and this will cut short my time at the club.” He has scored four goals in eight games in all competitions...
Victor Osimhen ‘Looking Forward’ To Return To Action
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Victor Osimhen ‘Looking Forward’ To Return To Action

Super Eagles and Lille OSC striker Victor Osimhen cannot wait to return back to Action once Football has been given the ‘all clear’ to resume following weeks of inactivity due to the lingering coronavirus crisis. Having been on the enforced lockdown for a while, the 21 year old forward recently aired out his frustration at not doing what he loves to do – being on the pitch playing, hearing the fans cheer his and that of his team’s every move during games and relating with his team mates on a personal level – admitting he miss that all. The former Sporting Charleroi of Belgium Goal getter’s thoughts was made public by his club, through it’s verified Twitter handle today as the club shared the player’s sentiment. Quoting the player, the club wrote : @victorosimhen9 : ” I’m reall...
I Was Angry Watching Man Utd – Ighalo
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I Was Angry Watching Man Utd – Ighalo

Odion Ighalo has said watching Manchester United struggle after Sir Alex Ferguson retired, made him “angry”. The former Super Eagles striker is a boyhood United fan and signed for the Red Devils in January on a six-month loan. Ighalo is now determined to help put things right as part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad. “So it is difficult sometimes as when the team is losing games, as a fan you get angry. Now I’m in the club I have to give my best to make sure we try to win and get results. “It is going to be more difficult, but I think this team, we have young players and working this way, I think we have a better future,” Ighalo said according to ESPN. Ighalo marked his first United start in the 5-0 win over Club Brugge with his first goal.
I Left Watford for China Because of Money – Odion Ighalo
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I Left Watford for China Because of Money – Odion Ighalo

Former Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo has revealed that he left Watford where he carved a niche for himself to join Chinese side, Changchun Yatai back in 2017 because of money. The Nigerian striker who scored 33 goals in 82 matches for the English club revealed that before he left for China, he had offers from Crystal Palace and West Bromwich. Speaking to Watford Observer, Ighalo stated that he has no regret leaving England for China because it has made a remarkable impact in his career. He said; “There’s lot of reasons I went there [China]. I wasn’t playing much in Watford and I did not want to keep sitting on the bench. “Watford fans don’t know it but I had an offer from Crystal Palace on the table and West Bromwich but the club was looking for big money and that’s...
Galatasaray Terminates Henry Onyekuru Loan Deal
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Galatasaray Terminates Henry Onyekuru Loan Deal

Turkish Super Lig giants Galatasaray could terminate their loan deal with Super Eagles striker, Henry Onyekuru. Onyekuru completed a move from French Ligue 1 side AS Monaco in a six months deal worth €650,000. The Nigerian fell sick of malaria and was hospitalized at the Liv Hospital in Istanbul and ruled out of the Yellow-Red team camping in Antalya. Onyekuru who had passed a medical before joining Galatasaray was said to have got infected with the malaria parasite after been bitten by an Anopheles mosquitoe while spending the yelutide break in Nigeria. Onyekuru developed flu and common cold and was given medication by club doctors. But further test at Liv Hospital confirmed malaria parasite positive. Our source, TurkishFootballNews informed, Galatasaray considers to te...
Henry Onyekuru Rejoins Galatasaray Till Season End From AS Monaco
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Henry Onyekuru Rejoins Galatasaray Till Season End From AS Monaco

Super Eagles striker, Henry Onyekuru, has joined Turkish side Galatasaray on a six-month loan which lasts until the end of the season from French Ligue 1 side Monaco. Onyekuru rejoined Gala where he played the 2018/19 season on loan from Everton, before joining Monaco for £12.5m in August.    
Why I Turned Down The Move To Arsenal Despite Wenger’s Interest – Victor Osimhen
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Why I Turned Down The Move To Arsenal Despite Wenger’s Interest – Victor Osimhen

Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen has revealed why he decided to sign for German club Wolfsburg ahead of Arsenal despite speaking to former manager Arsene Wenger. Osimhen who is currently in Nigeria on winter break, also disclosed why, aside from Arsenal, he also rejected offers from European heavyweights like Barcelona, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid, to sign for Wolfsburg. “After the tournament  (2015 U-17 World Cup) I actually got down with my family mostly my elder brother, and my agent released the list of teams that were interested,” Osimhen said on Lagos-based radio stations, Nigeria Info. “It  had bug European clubs like Barcelona, Inter Milan, Atletico Madrid, Arsenal, Ajax, Anderlecht, a lot of them. Wolfsburg was there also, Spartak Moscow. “So we sat down...
Obafemi Martins Rejected $1.5 Million Deal To Play In Saudi Arabia
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Obafemi Martins Rejected $1.5 Million Deal To Play In Saudi Arabia

Super Eagles striker Obafemi Martins rejected $1.5 million deal to play in Saudi Arabia due to oil-rich kingdom. The 35-year-old who played for English clubs Newcastle United and Birmingham City has been searching for a new club since returned from a torn muscle fiber injury he picked up at his last club in Chinese Super League Shanghai Shenhua in May 2018. ‪It is the first time since he began his professional career in 2001 that Martins has been without a club and he has insisted he has received several offers and he has not quit the game yet but incidentally, the former Nigeria international plans to soon open a top-class night club in Lagos. "He was very open about why he will not move to Saudi Arabia,” the source informed SCORENigeria "He says being part of the nightclu...
Lille OSC Celebrates Osimhen After Scoring & Assisting For The Super Eagles
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Lille OSC Celebrates Osimhen After Scoring & Assisting For The Super Eagles

French Club, Lille OSC Celebrates Victor Osimhen After Scoring & Assisting For The Super Eagles The French Club in which Super Eagles Striker, Victor Osimhen plays for Lille Olympique Sporting Club took to their page to celebrate him after scoring 2 goals and also assisting 2 goals against the crocodiles of Lesotho at 2021 AFCON qualifier in Maseru today. They tweeted saying.. WE'VE GOT THIS MUCH PRIDE FOR @VICTOROSIMHEN9 AFTER HIS LATEST ACHIEVEMENT WITH @NGSUPEREAGLES �! 2️⃣ GOALS, 2️⃣ ASSISTS � LESOTHO #LESNGA 2-4 #TEAM9JASTRONG #TOTALAFCON2021Q
Kelechi Iheanacho’s Personal Assistant, David Is Dead
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Kelechi Iheanacho’s Personal Assistant, David Is Dead

David, a Personal Assistant to Nigeria’s Super Eagles striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, has died. It was gathered that he rammed his vehicle into a stationary truck along the Onitsha road, #Owerri, #ImoState, while returning from a nightclub in the early hours of today.
Victor Osimhen Reacts After Winning Ligue 1 Player Of The Month
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Victor Osimhen Reacts After Winning Ligue 1 Player Of The Month

Super Eagles and Lille striker, Victor Osimhen as reacted to the news of him winning Ligue 1 Player Of The Month for September. He shared some pictures on his instagram page with caption saying.. Player of the month of September��major thanks to those who voted for me,I appreciate each and everyone you,special gratitude goes to my family,teammates and my loved ones��GOD is the greatest ��we move✊� @losclive @ligue1conforama
Iheanacho Scores First Goal For Leicester In 12 Months (Video)
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Iheanacho Scores First Goal For Leicester In 12 Months (Video)

Super Eagles striker Iheanacho finally scores for Leicester in 12 months in EFL Cup win over Luton Author: Akan Anwankwo - Kelechi Iheanacho scored his first goal of the season for Leicester City in the EFL Cup - The Super Eagles striker calmly finished a Marc Albrighton's assist in the 86th minute - The Foxes won the game 4-0 with Gray scoring a brace and Tielemans also on target Kelechi Iheanacho made his first appearance in a competitive match for Leicester City in the 2019-20 season in the EFL Cup. And the Nigerian international justified his selection by Brenda Rodger as he put his name on the scoresheet in the comprehensive 4-0 win over Luton Town. Demarai Gray began the onslaught in the 34th minute as Spanish striker Ayoze Perez provided the assist for the Engli...
I Sold Pure Water On Lagos Streets, Life Was Tough – Victor Osimhen
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I Sold Pure Water On Lagos Streets, Life Was Tough – Victor Osimhen

Victor Osimhen has opened up about his grass to grace story in the city of Lagos. In his latest interview with BBC Osimhen revealed how tough it was for him growing up as a child. The Super Eagles striker, who has already scored five goals in Ligue 1 this season for Lille, said he once hawked sachet water on the streets of Lagos when he just seven-years-old. “I came from a very poor background, seven children and I was the last born. I lost my mom at the age of six and it was very difficult for my family because my dad also lost his job around that period. So I was forced to go out and get myself a life. “In Lagos, they sell water (bottle or sachet) which is the easiest, but the hardest because you have to run and give somebody the water and collect money. “It wasn’t easy, ...
Samuel Chukwueze Buys N98M Ferrari
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Samuel Chukwueze Buys N98M Ferrari

  Twenty year old super eagles striker Samuel chukwueze has acquired a brand new Ferrari worth 98million Samuel who hails from Abia state, was before his stardom a student of Michael okpara university of Agriculture, Umudike.
Super Eagles Striker, Samuel Chukwueze Visit In Abia State
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Super Eagles Striker, Samuel Chukwueze Visit In Abia State

Super Eagles Striker, Samuel Chukwueze, has landed in Abia State. The Abia born football star who featured in the just concluded African Cup of Nations, in Egypt, stormed his home state, Friday. He was spotted at a wedding ceremony in Umuahia, the Abia State Capital, on Saturday. During the wedding, fans of Chukwueze took over the stage struggling to have a feel of him. Igbere TV reports that the Super Eagles striker was part of Diamond FC, a football academy with its root in Umuahia.
Ighalo Poses With His Man Of The Match Award
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Ighalo Poses With His Man Of The Match Award

Super Eagles Striker, Odion Ighalo strike a poses with his Man Of Match Award after he named by Total. We him scoring Two goals and an assist, he award Man of Match Award. Odion Ighalo puts in a Man of the Match performance to send Nigeria to the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals. He now joins Sadio Mane as the tournament Joint top scorer with 3goals.
Osaze Regrets Missing 2013 AFCON
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Osaze Regrets Missing 2013 AFCON

Former Super Eagles striker, Peter Osaze Odemwingie admits he regrets not being part of his country’s Africa Cup of Nations winning team in 2013 as he formally retires from playing football. Nigeria’s forward Peter Odemwingie controls the ball during the Group F football match between Nigeria and Bosnia-Hercegovina at the Pantanal Arena in Cuiaba during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 21, 2014. AFP PHOTO The 37-year-old has not played professionally since 2017 but had been hopeful of continuing his career. He helped Nigeria finish third at the Nations Cup in 2004, 2006 and 2010 but missed their triumph in South Africa. “I think not being part of the Nations Cup-winning squad when I was at my peak is a big regret,” he told BBC Sport. “I don’t think there is anyone that wi...
Super Eagles Striker, Ighalo Finishes as Top Scorer
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Super Eagles Striker, Ighalo Finishes as Top Scorer

Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, has finished the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying series, as the top scorer. Ighalo who plays for Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua, finished with seven goals. The Nigerian frontman netted one more goal than Fiston Abdul-Razak of Burundi, who scored six. Ighalo bagged one against Seychelles, a brace against Libya, a hat-trick against Libya, and one against Seychelles in the final rounds to move top on the list. Eagles head coach, Gernor Rohr, will be banking on Ighalo to make an impact in this year’s competition, after Nigeria missed out on the last two tournaments in 2015 and 2017.
Ighalo Unveiled As No. 9 For Chinese Football Club, Shanghai Greenland Shenhua
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Ighalo Unveiled As No. 9 For Chinese Football Club, Shanghai Greenland Shenhua

Super Eagles striker, Odion Jude Ighalo has been unveiled as the new No.9 for Chinese football club, Shanghai Greenland Shenhua after his former club, Changchun Yatai relegated to the Chinese League One in December. Details about the deal are yet to be revealed, but it's said to be a mega-money move. Ighalo took to Instagram to share photos from his unveiling and wrote: 'Destiny child on assignment??.'
Everton: “Henry Onyekuru Still In Our Plans”
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Everton: “Henry Onyekuru Still In Our Plans”

Everton are hopeful striker Henry Onyekuru will be able to get a work permit to play in the Premier League this summer. The Nigerian star scored 22 goals and registered nine assists during the 2016-17 campaign to finish as joint top scorer in Belgium's top flight and spark a race for his signature. Everton fended off the interest off clubs including Arsenal and Celtic, but have not been able to play him due to eligibility issues. However, According to the Liverpool Echo, the Blues are growing increasingly hopeful that they will have a robust case to present to the Football Association in order to get the green light to to use a player who will have been on the books at Goodison for over two years by the start of next season. The 21-year-old spent last season on loan at Ande...
Pawpaw, Emenike Present Trophy To Winner Of Osita Iheme Football Competition
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Pawpaw, Emenike Present Trophy To Winner Of Osita Iheme Football Competition

Nollywood Actor, Osita Iheme who kick off his football competition in his village last year was spotted with Super Eagles Striker Emmanuel Emenike over the weekend presenting trophies to the winners of Osita Iheme Amawuhie Football Competition. Pawpaw shared some photos on his page with caption saying... it was fun, excitement and surprises at the finals of the osita Iheme competition. Thanks to my bro @emenike_9 for storming my community and make them happy. Just want to say thank you lord for the success of the competition. #Grassroot #football#GodistheGreatest
Emmanuel Emenike Shows off New Mansion in Owerri
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Emmanuel Emenike Shows off New Mansion in Owerri

Former Super Eagles striker, Emmanuel Emenike has taken to social media to show off his new mansion in his hometown of in Owerri Imo State. Emenike who was on loan in the Spanish LaLiga with Las Palmas in 2018, where he suffered relegation has taken to social media to show off his new mansion reportedly worth millions of naira. The 31-year-old former Super Eagles goal poacher who found the back of the net nine times in 37 appearances took to his official Instagram account to post a picture of the mansion along with a caption, “New home.” Emmanuel Emenike who just completed his mansion in Owerri, Imo state would be opening it tomorrow, January 4th. READ ALSO! Teenager sells siblings to raise WASSCE registration fee His wife, ex-beauty queen, Iheoma, who sh...
Odion Ighalo’s New Multi-Million Naira Mansion in Lekki
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Odion Ighalo’s New Multi-Million Naira Mansion in Lekki

The former Watford striker who currently plays for Chinese club Changchun Yatai took to Instagram this morning to show off the new mansion and it’s breathtaking. Clearly excited, Odion Jude Ighalo encouraged his Instagram followers not to ever give up, saying they would one day augh at their problems. He wrote; One day you will laugh at the problems you have today DONT GIVE UP?? See photos of his new multi-million Naira mansion in Lekki below;
Pictures Of Kanu, Ighalo & Tobi AT The Final Of The Oshoala Football Clinic
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Pictures Of Kanu, Ighalo & Tobi AT The Final Of The Oshoala Football Clinic

Nigerian football legend Kanu Nwankwo, Super Eagles striker Jude Ighalo, beach soccer legend Abu Azeez and Big Brother Naija star Tobi Bakare joined Super Falcons stars Onome Ebi and Asisat Oshoala at the final of the Asisat Oshoala Football For Girls Clinic today at the Campos Mini Stadium in Lagos. Over 100 girls from secondary schools across Lagos were trained and assessed by coaches from FCBEscola (Barcelona FCs school in Lagos) and FC Robo (Asisat Oshoala's former club) at the Campos Square Mini Stadium from December 17th till December 20th, 2018. The best players at the clinic had the opportunity to win various prizes, including 2 million naira which was shared among the 3 best players. The final day featured several exhibition games, including a match between Team Oshoa...
Super Eagles Striker Isaac Success Signs New Long-term Contract With Watford
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Super Eagles Striker Isaac Success Signs New Long-term Contract With Watford

Super Eagles striker, Isaac Success, has been rewarded with a new long-term contract by his Premier League club, Watford. The 22-year-old committed himself to the Hornets for five more years in a deal which runs until 2023. Watford chairman and chief executive Scott Duxbury confirmed the new deal on the club's website: 'This is a just reward for Isaac's continued hard work and application this season. We look forward to seeing him develop further over the coming years.' Success joined Watford from Granada during July 2016 for what was then a club-record fee of around £12.75million. The 22-year-old has scored just three goals in six starts so far this season.
Super Eagles World cup Exit : Ighalo pleades for his life
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Super Eagles World cup Exit : Ighalo pleades for his life

It was end of the race for the Super Eagles from the 2018 world cup on Tuesday when they lost to Argentina. Many fan held the Super Eagles strike Odion Ighalo responsible as he missed two glaring goals.Ighalo came in for misfiring Kelechi Iheanacho in the second half, but he too turned out to be a misfit as missed his chances to score goals that could put Argentina away. Many Nigerian has since called him out on social media and threatened his life .The Striker has decided to use the same medium plead for his life and also thank God for the world cup experience . He wrote "....for those that want to kill me , abeg na person pikin i be o, it is well" See post below
Rashidi Yekini’s Mother Wins N2m From WWTBM Game Show
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Rashidi Yekini’s Mother Wins N2m From WWTBM Game Show

Alhaja Sikirat Yekini is the octogenarian mother of late Super Eagles striker, Rashidi Yekini. She has complained of financial troubles since her son’s demise. On January 23, 2016, it was reported that Sikiratu Yekini about her plight since the death of her son. And, we set out on a journey to Ijagbo, a town in Kwara state where she lives, and she exclusively revealed her ordeal. Following that visit, Nigerians reached out and helped her financially. A man named Suraj Tunji Oyewale, a successful chattered accountant based in Lagos championed a course on his facebook page for some monetary contribution for Mama Sikiratu Yekini after reading our reports on what the woman has being going through, and in less than 48 hours, N220,000 was raised on behalf of the woman. Once again, help ...