Olaitan ready for United

Olaitan ready for United

When the Manchester Evening News featured five players Manchester United need to watch in their Champions League tie with Olympiakos they didn't include Nigerian youngster Michael Olaitan.

Gedion could be new Fabregas

Gedion could be new Fabregas

Gedion Zelalem is 16 years old. He has yet to feature in a competitive game for Arsenal, although that could change on Friday night in the FA Cup against Coventry City.

Gnabry can fill Walcott shoes

Gnabry can fill Walcott shoes

As one World Cup door closes abruptly, the handle twitches on another. Theo Walcott may be absorbing the blow of a tournament lost, but for Serge Gnabry the opportunity to force an unexpected route to Brazil has widened.

Is he the new Eto'o?

Is he the new Eto'o?

Is Samuel Eto’o the man who found the new Eto’o? Perhaps, because Jean-Marie Dongou alerted Barcelona to his potential when impressing at Eto’o’s Samuel Eto’o Foundation five years ago.

Why Traore is special

Why Traore is special
Chelsea’s new signing Bertrand Traore is regarded as one of Africa’s most talented young players.

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.

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