1. Iwobi delivers early Christmas gift to Arsenal Boss Emery in win over Burnley
Iwobi scored a 91st minute goal to ease the pressure on Unai Emery’s men with the scores at 2-1 and the Clarets mounting the pressure for an equalizer.
The goal is a relief for the Nigerian, who although has improved since the appointment of Emery has struggled for goals.
2. Dogo hails Sunshine Stars’ solid defence
Goals from Sunday Abe, Dayo Ojo and Tayo Fabiyi fired Stars to a 3-0 victory over the Olukoya Boys at the Sharks Stadium.
“I’ve got to give credit to the boys. It wasn’t an easy game. This is a very good MFM team. In the first half, I think we tried to be a bit more adventurous. I think we created better opportunities when we pressed them a bit high,” Dogo told Footballlive.ng.
3. NPFL to resume January 13 with 24 teams.
In a letter dated December 20th and forwarded to the 20 clubs in the NPFL, Chief Operating Officer of the League Management Company Salihu Abubakar intimated the club managements of the calendar of activities for the new season which was earlier scheduled to resume on December 1st.
The calendar also includes the dates of Aiteo Cup matches which are subject to amendment by the NFF. With the league resuming on January 13, the ending date for the regular season has been fixed for May 12.
4. Africa: Sharks, Gor Mahia Knocked Out of Africa
Kenyan clubs’ quest to conquer the continental football scene has again been placed on the back-burner in the wake of Gor Mahia and Kariobangi Sharks elimination from their respective competitions.
5. Gor Mahia crash out of Caf Champions League
Kenyan giants Gor Mahia on Saturday crashed out Caf Champions League after going down 2-0 against Nigeria’s Lobi Stars in Enugu, Nigeria.
Gor Mahia won the first leg of this first round tie 3-1 in Nairobi a week ago but could not defend their two-goal margin, eventually crashing out on away goals rule after the teams tied 3-3 on aggregate. Nigerians benefitted from the valuable goal they scored at Kasarani Stadium, as they locked out Gor Mahia from getting on the scoreboard.