Premier League Round 35 Review

Isaac Success Ajayi (www.watfordfc.com)

Premier League Round 35 Review After playing in the Champions League and Europa League mid-week, top Premiership teams returned for a round of league matches. We look at the games in which Nigerian players and those of Nigerian descent were involved. West Ham welcomed Leicester City at the London Stadium looking to snap a three-game losing streak. Nigerian midfielder Wilfred … Read More

NPFL Match day 16 Group B review

Nasarawa United FC (Twitter/@Nasarawaunited)

NPFL Match day 16 Group B review While the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) Group A games provided only four goals in total, the teams in Group B scored seventeen or almost three per game. Yobe Stars recorded a surprising and only their fourth win of the season against FC Ifeanyi Ubah at the Town Stadium in Damaturu. Phillip Auta … Read More

NPFL Match day 16 Group A review

Rivers United FC (Twitter/Rivers United FC)

NPFL Match day 16 Group A review During the week Enugu Rangers and Lobi Stars played out a 1:1 draw in one of the outstanding matches from earlier in the season. This weekend all the teams were back for the regular round sixteen. Wikki Tourist has continued with their variable form this weekend in the game against Katsina United. One … Read More

Golden Eaglets in the 2019 Under-17 Semi-finals

Golden Eaglets in 2013 (www.fifa.com)

Golden Eaglets in the 2019 Under-17 Semi-finals After a draw with Uganda on Saturday afternoon, Nigeria has reached the 2019 Under-17 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) semi-finals. At the beginning of the tournament, the Golden Eaglets were one of the favourites to go all the way. They were drawn in Group A with Angola, Uganda and the hosts Tanzania. Their … Read More

Europa League quarter-finals review

Samuel Chukwueze (www.villarrealcf.es)

Europa League quarter-finals review On Thursday night, eight teams played the 2nd leg of their Europa League quarter-final matchups hoping to make it into the semi-finals. We look at the games where Nigerian players were in action. After barely making it into the quarter-finals Arsenal were pitted against Napoli, a potentially tricky fixture. Arsenal played well at home taking all … Read More

Premier League Round 34 review

Ademola Lookman (Vlad1988 / Shutterstock.com)

Premier League Round 34 review The battle for the title and survival is nearing its boiling point in the Premier League. This weekend it was time for round 34 and for some Nigerian players or those of Nigerian descent to show their best. Friday night was reserved for the match between Leicester and Newcastle at the King Power Stadium. The … Read More

NPFL Match Day 15 Group B review

Gombe United FC (Twitter/Gombe United FC)

NPFL Match Day 15 Group B review On Sunday, April 14, all home teams from Group B in the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) were successful without a single draw. And in five of the six wins, the winner kept a clean sheet. Go Round visited Nnewi to take on FC Ifeanyi Ubah at the International Stadium. It took 18 minutes … Read More

NPFL Match Day 15 Group A review

Niger Tornados (npfl.ng)

NPFL Match Day 15 Group A review On Sunday, April 14, teams from Group A contested in the round 15 of the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) season. Sunshine Stars beat Lobi Stars 3:0 during the week in an outstanding game from round seven. In this round, they hosted Enugu Rangers at the Town Stadium in Akure. Pascal Seka put the … Read More

Nigeria in Group B of the upcoming AFCON 2019

Super Eagles (www.thenff.com)

Nigeria in Group B of the upcoming AFCON 2019 This past week the whole of Africa tuned in to the draw for the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt. The Nigerians, who many see as one of the favourites to win the trophy this year, were also waiting in anticipation. The draw took place at the Pyramids Centre … Read More

How did Nigerian players perform across England this weekend?

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How did Nigerian players perform across England this weekend? This weekend, English teams played their regular league games while four teams competed in the FA Cup semi-finals. We look at how Nigerian players or those of Nigerian descent performed. In the Premiership, already relegated Huddersfield Town showed little resistance to the visiting Leicester City at the John Smith’s Stadium. As … Read More