1. Moses Faces Rivalry From Batshuayi, Loftus-Cheek, Lolley

Footballlive.ng gathered from reports in Queensland that Moses, who had earlier been touted in the race to Palace alongside Tammy Abraham and Dominic Solanke, will now also have to worry about Batshuayi, Loftus-Cheek and Nottingham Forest winger, Joe Lolley.

This is because Palace have expressed an interest in 26-year-old Lolley, who is enjoying a strong season at Forest and has helped them near the play-off positions with seven goals and six assists.

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2. Amuneke Shares U-17 Allegiance With Nigeria, Tanzania

Footballlive.ng reports that, in an apparent effort not to appear to be demeaning either of the two countries, Amuneke has tipped the Eaglets and Tanzania to qualify from Group A of next year’s competition.

Tanzania, who will play as hosts, are in the same group with Nigeria, Angola and Uganda, but Amuneke, who now handles the host country’s senior national team, Taifa Stars, says the two nations will pull through.

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3. Ighalo: Eagles Will Win 2019 AFCON Anywhere

Footballlive.ng reports that Confederation of African Football (CAF) is set to name a new host nation for AFCON 2019 on 9th of January, after withdrawing the hosting right from Cameroon.

Before the announcement is made, Ighalo says anywhere the finals are staged, Nigeria would be ready to contest strongly for the diadem.

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Nigeria international Ogenyi Onazi is set to miss the rest of the season after sustaining a ruptured Achilles while playing for Trabzonspor in the Turkish Super Lig on Sunday.

The 25-year-old has played a key role in the club’s rise up the log standings, but now faces a lengthy spell on the sideless having been forced off the pitch in the 32nd minute of the club’s ‘s 4-1 win over Rizespor.

5. Iwobi Relishes ‘Early Christmas’ Goal

While also acknowledging how Arsenal fans and his well-wishers across the world encouraged him to bounce back from a recent dip in form, footballlive.ng gathered that Iwobi is now looking forward to a huge impact across the busy festive period.

The Super Eagles star will be back in action with his teammates at the London-based club on Wednesday, as Boxing Day thrills shake England.

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