Weekly Round-up: Mikel, Musa to miss Mali Friendly; Ighalo to be replaced; Rangers remain on top

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Here are the top stories we reported during this week ;

Barcelona keeping tab on Nigerian youngster…

Highly rated Nigeria starlet, Lateef Omidiji Jr. is being closely monitored by football scouts around Europe and FC Barcelona isn’t left out.‎

Omidiji Jr. currently plays for the U-14 team of the Netherlands second division side Dordrecht FC.‎

According to Lateef Omidiji Snr, the 12-year-old’s father, numerous scouts have shown interest in the boy and are watching him closely for when he comes of age. Read More

Ahmed Musa’s multi-million naira house…

Nigeria striker Ahmed Musa has spared no expense in building a comfortable abode for his family in his home city Jos, the Plateau State capital, where he began his football career.

The former JUTH and Kano Pillars forward, who enjoys huge popularity in the Tin City, is set to move into a new home after spending millions developing the property that sits on a massive 10 plots in a choice part of town, reports. See Photos of the House

Watford to replace out-of-form Ighalo…

Nigeria International, Odion Ighalo is on his way out of Watford FC according to reports in England as the club is understood to be lining up a £10m bid for Burundi-born Saido Berahino.

Ighalo’s form slumped in 2016 having racked up an impressive 14 goals in the first half of the current season and now it appears Quique Flores has given his approval for the club to cash in on the former Granada C.F. striker. Read More

Mikel, Musa to miss Super Eagles, Mali Friendly…

Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel and his deputy, Ahmed Musa, will play no part in the upcoming international friendly matches against Mali and Luxembourg on May 27 and June 1 as they have been allowed to feature in the Joseph Yobo Testimonial.

Former Eagles captain and first 100-cap player, Yobo, has his testimonial match scheduled for May 27 at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo, same day the Eagles take their Malian counterparts in Rouen, France. Read More

Zlatan Ibrahimovic confirms he will leave PSG…

Paris Saint Germain’s striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has officially confirmed he’ll leave the French outfits this summer. The 34-year-old striker has spent four seasons with the club and his contract with the Ligue 1 club expiresat the end of the season, the star took to twitter on Friday to confirm he’d be leaving with a tweet saying: “My last game tomorrow at Parc des Princes. I came like a king, leftlike a legend.” Read More

Rangers maintain lead despite loss…

Rangers have maintained top position in the Nigerian league despite losing 2-1 to Sunshine Stars at the Akure Township Stadium on Wednesday.
Sunshine took the lead through Samad Kadiri before Chisom Egbuchulam equalised for the guests via a well taken goal in the 40th minute of the game. Sunshine put the game beyond Rangers when Okiki Afolabi hit the net in the 60th minute for his eighth goal of the season. Read More


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