Omeruo loving Chelsea life

 Omeruo loving Chelsea life

When Kenneth Omeruo returned to Chelsea training after Nigeria qualified for the World Cup on November 16, David Luiz walked over to the youngster, shook his hand and said: “Well done, welcome to Brazil.’’ This week’s group-stage draw will further focus the minds of those heading to the 2014 World Cup.

Traore latest barca starlet

Traore latest barca starlet

Adama Traore became the latest player to roll off the Barcelona academy production line when he made his first-team debut at the age of 17 years and 10 months in Saturday's 4-0 La Liga win at home to Granada.

Alfa's the perfect foil

Alfa's the perfect foil 

In a thrilling Nigeria team that relentlessly launches attack after incisive attack, the attributes of Abdullahi Alfa can easily go unnoticed. Unlikely to feature prominently in the post-match statistics, his passes are usually those that pave the way for his team-mates further forward to lay on assists.

Just call him Iniesta!!

Just call him Iniesta!!
“We call him Iniesta!” Nigeria’s striker Taiwo Awoniyi beamed from ear to ear when talking about his teammate and playmaker Musa Yahaya. “When he holds the ball in the middle and looks up, you better be moving because he wants to get it to you.”

Alampasu ready for swedish return

Alampasu ready for swedish return

Nigeria are through to the semi-finals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup after getting the better of Uruguay in a fine 2-0 victory in the last eight. Among their outstanding performers was goalkeeper Dele Alampasu, who has endeavoured to learn from past mistakes as he continues to make himself at home on the world stage.

Awoniyi starring on borrowed time

Awoniyi starring on borrowed time 

Taiwo Awoniyi is making the most of his time. The Nigerian forward, just 16 years old, arrived in UAE expecting to learn lessons, supporting his older, more experienced mates from the bench.

Iheanacho puts his name up in lights

Iheanacho puts his name up in lights

Kelechi Iheanacho raced to the corner flag, the entire Nigerian team chasing after him. He raised and pumped his arms, extending his fingers to the heavens. His knees followed along in rhythm.

Wabara aims to park at City

Wabara aims to park at City
Manchester City are poised to offer defender Reece Wabara a new long-term contract – and a chance in the Premier League.

From Ghana to Buenos Aires

From Ghana to Buenos Aires
As he sneaked into a cargo container under cover of darkness, 15-year-old Ghanaian orphan Bayan Mahmud had no idea what lay ahead of him.

Mane is the pride of the Lions

Mane is the pride of the Lions

Sadio Mane may only be 21, but he wears the No10 jersey with distinction and pride for Senegal, who will soon lock horns with Côte d'Ivoire over two matches for a berth at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

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