Algeria is an important game for Rohr

Algeria is an important game for Rohr

Nigeria will be looking to end their successful qualifying campaign with a victory against Algeria, having already qualified for the World Cup.

Mikel lifts the lid on his United transfer

Mikel lifts the lid on his United transfer

Super Eagles skipper John Mikel Obi has opened up on the sensational wrangle between Manchester United and Chelsea which saw him sign deals with both clubs before giving in to Roman Abramovich and saying 'no' to Sir Alex Ferguson, twice.

Abraham wants Chelsea spot

Abraham wants Chelsea spot

Tammy Abraham is hoping his fine form while on loan at Swansea City and the resulting England call-up are the first steps on his long journey towards clinching a first-team spot at his parent club Chelsea.

The 20-year-old striker, currently on a season-long loan spell at the Liberty Stadium, has scored four goals in 11 Premier League appearances this season.

Abraham was rewarded with a place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for friendlies against Germany and Brazil as he looks to grasp every opportunity to improve his chances of cementing his place at Chelsea.

“My main focus is Swansea but pushing on, my main target is to be in that Chelsea squad,” he told reporters.

”It’s not going to be easy, you look at the players that are there, but you have to keep pushing and keep working as hard as you can.

Abraham is one of 34 players Chelsea currently have out on loan, with the London club often criticised for not showing enough faith in the young players.

He could be in line for an England debut in either of the next two fixtures, with striker Harry Kane ruled out after sustaining a knee injury.

”I feel like I‘m ready but it won’t be easy,“ Abraham said on the prospect of making his England debut. ”I will have to keep proving to the manager why he picked me and working as hard as I can.

“It would be a fantastic thing for me, big confidence boost to show I‘m going in the right direction.”

England host Germany on Friday and meet Brazil four days later.

Emenalo quits the Bridge

Emenalo quits the Bridge

Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo has left Stamford Bridge after playing a key backroom role for a decade, the Premier League club said on Monday.

Ighalo withdraws from Nigeria squad

Ighalo withdraws from Nigeria squad

Odion Ighalo will miss Nigeria’s upcoming matches against Algeria and Argentina due to a knee injury.

Rohr picks strong squad for Algeria game

Rohr picks strong squad for Algeria game

John Mikel Obi and Ahmed Musa head a list of 24 players that Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has invited for next week’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match away to Algeria, and the prestige friendly with Argentina in Russia four days later.

Everton ready for Onyekuru sale

Everton ready for Onyekuru sale

Everton are set to double their money on Henry Onyekuru - without him kicking a ball for Ronald Koeman.

No early return for Onyekuru

No early return for Onyekuru

On loan Everton forward Henry Onyekuru won’t be returning to the club in January from his loan spell at Belgium side Anderlecht according to a representative of the Nigeria international.

Moses out for four weeks

Moses out for four weeks

Chelsea fear the latest victim of the club’s hamstring curse, Victor Moses, will miss at least four weeks.

Nigeria warned to avoid bonus argument

Nigeria warned to avoid bonus argument

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has warned his players that their performances at next year's World Cup will be affected if there is any repeat of protests over pay and bonuses.

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