1. Brighton’s Balogun Joins Liverpool’s Salah In African Team Of The Week
Brighton & Hove defender Leon Balogun has been named in the African Team of the Week for the latest round of matches in the main European Leagues.
French pay television network TV5Monde, with headquarters in Paris, France, selected the eleven most outstanding Africansfor each position with Balogun picked as one of the two central defenders.
2. 17-Year-Old Nigerian Winger In Contention To Make Home Debut For Arsenal First Team
Young Nigerian winger Bukayo Saka is in contention to make his home debut for Arsenal in Thursday night’s Europa League clash against Qarabağ at the Emirates Stadium in London.
The 17-year-old was pictured training with other first-teamers in the Gunners final workout held at London Colney on December 12.
3. Likely Destination For Ajax-Linked Nigerian Midfielder Dubbed The New N’Golo Kante Revealed
Allnigeriasoccer.com understands that AS Trenčín’s Nigerian midfielder Abdul Zubairu, who has been labelled the new N’Golo Kante, remains on the wish list of more glamorous European teams in the January transfer window.
The GBS Academy product had been linked with possible moves to teams based in the Netherlands, France and Belgium, with the likes of Ajax Amsterdam, OGC Nice, Marseille and Borussia Mönchengladbach all credited with an interest.
4. Austria Ahead Of Nigeria In Race For Kano-Born Red Bull Salzburg Teen Sensation
The Austrian Football Association are ahead of their Nigerian counterparts in the race for highly-rated Red Bull Salzburg striker Junior Chikwubuike Adamu, allnigeriasoccer.com understands.
Although Adamu was born in Kano to Nigerian parents, it’s the Austrians who have made the first move to cap-tie him after inviting him to their U18 team.
5. Nigerian Striker Enters UEFA History Books After Debuting For Manchester United In UYL
Nigerian striker Shola Shoretire made his competitive debut for Manchester United U19s in their 2-1 win against Valencia in a UEFA Youth League tie staged at Estadio Antonio Puchades (Paterna) on Wednesday afternoon.
Most of the talk leading up to today’s clash revolved around Shoretire as he was in line to set a new record of being the youngest player in history to feature in the UEFA Youth League aged 14 years, 10 months, 10 days.