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Omagbemi, Oshoala, Iheanacho, Iwobi vie for Glo-Caf honours

Although none of Nigeria players made the final cut for the Africa Player of the Year and Africa –based Player of the Year nominations but made bold presence in the other categories released by Confederation of African Football(CAF) on Sunday. Super Falcons’ forward Asisat Oshoala and Super Eagles’ aces Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi were among those nominated for honours at [...]

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    Iwobi scores as Arsenal go top of EPL table

Iwobi scores as Arsenal go top of EPL table

Alex Iwobi scored in the 3-1 win over Stoke City to see Arsenal go top of the table on goal difference ahead of Chelsea, who play against West Bromwich at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Arsenal have been in excellent form and haven't lost since their opening-day defeat to Liverpool. Stoke City took the lead from the spot after Granit Xhaka caught Joe Allen [...]

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Iwobi scored first UCL goal as Arsenal top group

Alex Iwobi scored his first Champions League goal in the Arsenal 4-1 rout of FC Basel at the St. Jakob Park. Arsenal were quickly out of the block to go 2-0 up in the first half from Lucas Perez. Perez got his first hat-trick almost immediately at the resumption of the second half. Alexis Sanchez clipped a nice pass to Kieran Gibbs [...]

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Iwobi scored first UCL goal as Arsenal tops group

Alex Iwobi scored his first Champions League goal in the Arsenal 4-1 rout of FC Basel at the St. Jakob Park Tuesday night. Arsenal were quickly out of the block to go 2-0 up in the first half from Lucas Perez. Perez got his first hat-trick almost immediately at the resumption of the second half. Alexis Sanchez clipped a nice pass to [...]

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    Iwobi, Iheanacho arrive for Algeria cracker

Iwobi, Iheanacho arrive for Algeria cracker

English premier league duo of Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho have arrived the Abuja Bolton White Hotel and Apartments camp of the Super Eagles ahead of Saturday's match with Algeria. Daniel Akpeyi, Chippa United of South Africa shot stopper, who is a last minute replacement for the injured Carl Ikeme, and Ikechukwu Ezenwa of Ifeanyi Ubah FC, are also in camp. Gernot [...]

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    Two EPL stars, two goals for Nigeria

Two EPL stars, two goals for Nigeria

If you missed the Iwobi goal....???????????????????? #ZAMNGA pic.twitter.com/2LjkVHF5Q7 — Kelechi Nkoro (@K1Says) October 9, 2016     Can't stop watching this Kelechi Iheanacho goal. The lay off by Ideye too...broke what looked like a tight defence pic.twitter.com/yVMpFqoGiX — Deji Kofi Faremi (@deejayfaremi) October 9, 2016 [...]

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    Eagles begin World Cup quest with away win over Zambia

Eagles begin World Cup quest with away win over Zambia

It rarely happens that Nigeria wins an away tournament qualifying match — but that was exactly what happened when the Super Eagles faced the Chipolopolo of Zambia in Ndola on Sunday. In the opener of their Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier, Gernot Rohr's side triumphed by 2-1, courtesy of goals from Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho. However, they were made to work had [...]

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    I am now mature to lead, says Mikel

I am now mature to lead, says Mikel

Super Eagles Captain, John Obi Mikel, says he is now mature to shoulder the responsibility of leading the team. Mikel said this on Friday during an interactive session which the team had with the media in Abuja. “Sometimes when you are young, you make mistakes but the more you grow up, the more you know the things that are more important," he [...]

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    Mikel, Iwobi arrive Eagles camp

Mikel, Iwobi arrive Eagles camp

Super Eagles midfielder Mikel Obi and Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi have arrived the team’s camp ahead of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match against the Pharaohs of Egypt. Iwobi had scored a goal for Arsenal in the team’s 2-0 win at Everton on Saturday. The encounter with Egypt is scheduled to take place in Kaduna on March 25, and [...]

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    Iwobi, Welbeck rue loss to Barcelona

Iwobi, Welbeck rue loss to Barcelona

Alex Iwobi, Arsenal winger, in spite of losing to Barcelona FC in the Uefa Champions League (UCL) at Nou Camp and getting knocked out of the competition, says he still cherished the experience. Iwobi told sport.bt.com that he had an amazing experience. "It's something a 19 year-old will always dream of. It was an amazing experience and hopefully I will have more of these [...]

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FA Cup: Ighalo, Mikel, Iheanacho advance to 4th round

English football was lit by third round matches of the FA Cup between Friday and Sunday with expected results at some venues and others, shocking outcomes. For Nigerian players whose clubs were in action, it was a taste of mixed satisfactions - some sat on the bench for full 90 minutes as their team earned the vital wins that would see [...]

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    Alex Iwobi signs new contract with Arsenal

Alex Iwobi signs new contract with Arsenal

Super Eagles 'new recruit', Alex Iwobi, has signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal, according to the club’s official website.    The 19-year-old forward, who is a mainstay of the Gunners’ under-21s, was part of Arsene Wenger’s squad that travelled to Singapore for pre-season in July and scored his first senior goal for the club a fortnight later in the Emirates [...]

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    Iwobi gets Super Eagles call

Iwobi gets Super Eagles call

Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, has added Alex Iwobi to the list of invited players for October friendly internationals against DR Congo and Cameroon in Belgium. The Arsenal starlet, who trained with the Nigeria U-23 squad ahead of an All-Africa Games qualifying return leg game early March, is eligible to represent Nigeria despite featuring for England at youth level. The world football [...]

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    I’m right to choose Nigeria over England, says Arsenal’s Iwobi

I’m right to choose Nigeria over England, says Arsenal’s Iwobi

Arsenal U-21 team captain, Alex Iwobi, says he made the right decision opting to play for Nigeria ahead of England. Iwobi (pictured with his father) has represented England at U-16, 17 and 18 level but the 18-year-old midfielder had been due to play in Nigeria’s U-23 team in Saturday's 4-1 win over Gabon in an All-Africa Games qualifier but had to [...]

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