1. Iwobi Reveals How He Almost Joined Crystal Palace; Held Talks With Southampton, Celtic

Alex Iwobi has revealed that he almost joined London side Crystal Palace as a teenager.

About six years ago, the Arsenal winger spoke to several clubs, not limited to Palace, Celtic and Southampton, with a view to joining any of the sides as he was not sure of the Gunners offering him a scholarship.

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2. Emenike Future XI tournament hits round of 16 stage.

The talent scouting tournament which began on Friday December 7 at the national stadium Surulere, Lagos has witnessed the best of football artistery with former Nigerian internationals including Emmanuel Emenike and other renowned scouts watching the football showpiece at the Legacy and NIS pitches of the national stadium in Lagos.

Chairman organizing committee of the championship Uche Ugwu has stated that the competition has been fair and void o any irregularities. “As you can see the organisation has been top notch, the referees have been free and have done their jobs well. The club’s have been cooperative and now we are waiting for another set of fantastic games in the round of 16.

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3. Nigeria: Supersand Eagles One Win Away From FIFA World Cup

Nigeria’s Beach Soccer National Team is again on the threshold of qualifying for the FIFA World Cup, after a 4-2 defeat of debutants, Tanzania, at the ongoing CAF Beach Soccer Cup of Nations in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt yesterday.

Veteran Abu Azeez, who opened his goals tally for the tournament with a brace against Libya on Sunday, scored one of Nigeria’s four goals to take his tournament tally to three – same as Emeka Ogbonna.

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4. Korea’s Coach Tags Falcons’ Clash ‘Very Sensitive’

Considering that they open the contest against France on June 7, Deok-yeo reckoned that anything could happen when they face the hosts, such that the next fixture versus Nigeria might be very crucial before their last group tie against Norway.

Footballlive.ng can report further that the Korean gaffer is thinking big for all three group matches at France 2019, with a view that his team can hold their own against the hosts, the nine time African champions and the ex-World Cup winners respectively in that order.

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5. Nigerian Defender Joins Manchester United, Barcelona Stars In U21 European Team of The Week

Nigerian starlet Jordan Torunarigha has been named in the U21 European Team of the Week for the second week running.
The Hertha BSC central defender has been selected in the best rated XI from Europe’s top five leagues, comprising only of players aged 21 and under by Whoscored.com.