Three months after coronavirus stole football from our lives, the beautiful game is making a remarkable comeback.
The German Bundesliga and the Spanish La Liga have braved the tough times we find ourselves in to return to our screens.
Italy have tested the waters with the Coppa Italia (Congratulations, Napoli!), and all looks set for the Serie A to be reactivated in the coming days.
Days ago, Manchester City and Arsenal treated us to a delicious appetizer of the things to come, and we just can’t wait to welcome back to full flow (yes, no fans in the stand) the much-beloved English Premier League and its sidekick, the Championship.
There’s more to come at the weekend, and Nigerian-born and Nigeria-eligible stars will be involved.
Soccernet.ng previews seven compatriots to be on the lookout for at the blast of the referees’ whistles across England on Saturday.
For a while, it appeared that COVID-19 had denied Ighalo the chance to help United navigate their remaining EPL hurdles with his loan deal expiring before football returned.
Thankfully, the Red Devils managed to extend the Nigerian’s contract, and his dream spell is now billed to continue until next January.
Ighalo has netted four times for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, but none of those has come in the Premier League.
That may have to change if United are to gatecrash into the Champions League spaces.
Next Match: Tottenham vs Man United