Nigerians outside Nigeria keep making Nigerians all around the world happy and proud of the green-white-green flag. Recently, Shola signed his professional contract at Manchester United, now, we have two Nigerians who have now signed their professional contracts at Chelsea.

Prince Adegoke and Derrick Abu joined Chelsea when they were very young and they have worked hard to get to the top, the point there they can now represent the club, the main team, as professionals.

Derrick is an attacking full back who is compared to Trent Arnold of Liverpool, he’s won the player of the month for his category regularly while Adegoke is a goalkeeper. Both of them are happy about their contracts and they announced using their Instagram pages.

Derrick and Prince are both 17 years old and they can be called up by Thomas Tuchel to train with the first team.

Congratulations to them, wishing them all the best in this new journey of their careers.

Arsenal ready to agree €57million deal to complete the signing of two World-Class stars during winter.

Arsenal are considering improving their attack once the winter transfer window reopens.

The North London club have identified two world class midfielders, who play for Marseille and Borussia Dortmund, and been valued in the region of €57million as a potential transfer target.

Arsenal in a bid to improve their attack, are reportedly ready to agree €57million deal to complete the signing of the two World-Class midfielders during the winter, according to reports.

The two world class midfielder have been superb in performance for their various clubs, enjoying a regular first team start.

Arsenal are reportedly ready to complete the signing of the two midfielders, having been identified as a potential transfer target in the winter transfer window, according to the Sun.

The two world class midfielder Morgan Sanson who plays for Marseille is valued in the region of €22m, while Julian Brandt who plays for Borussia Dortmund is valued in the region of €35million, meaning Arsenal will have to pay a fee in the region of €57million to complete the signing of the two world class midfielders.

<p class="has-drop-cap has-vivid-red-color has-text-color" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80"><strong>Rennes vs Chelsea</strong>Rennes vs Chelsea

Top meets bottom in Group E of the championship on Tuesday as Rennes welcome leaders Chelsea to the Roazhon Park in gameweek four.This weekend’s hosts recently suffered their third defeat on the bounce with a 1-0 loss to Bordeaux on Friday, whereas Chelsea stormedto their firth position over Newcastle United.

Prediction: chelsea

Manchester united vs instanbul Basaksehir

Manchester united will be looking to return to winning ways in the championship when they welcome Instanbul Basaksehir to Old Trafford on Tuesday night.The Red Devils remain top of Group H, level on points with second-placed RB Leipzig, despite suffering a 2-1 defeat,away to Basaksehir in the reverse match earlier this month.

Prediction: manchester united

krasnodar vs sevilla

Sevilla are currently level on points with Chelsea at the top of Group E in the UEFA Champions League table and have a point to prove going into this game. The Andalusian outfit picked up an important 4-2 victory against Celta Vigo over the weekend and will be intent on taking all three points away from this game.

Prediction: sevilla

Paris st.Germain vs Leipzig

Paris st. Germain in blow the race to make the champion league knockout stages wide open when they welcome rb Leipzig to the Parc des Princes for Tuesday’s Group H clash.

The hosts have only managed to come out on top once in their three European games so far, whereas Leipzig have triumphed twice to sit three points above their gameweek four opponents.

The Super Eagles played out an unacceptable 4-4 draw in the first fixture, surrendering a four-goal lead as John Keister’s men left Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium with a point.

Victory for Gernot Rohr’s men against the Leone Stars will guarantee them a ticket to their 19th appearance at the biennial African football showpiece.

Before the game, Nigeria sat in first position in group L with 7 points from the first three games,beating both Lesotho and Benin Republic, before playing out a draw with Sierra Leone last week. She needed to grab three points to qualify. No matter the outcome of their remaining games.Gernot Rohr fielded a strong eleven,as Kelechi Iheanacho and Ola Aina returned to the fold.

Sierra Leone’s head coach, John Keister also fielded a strong starting lineup,with the likes of Kei Kamara and Mohamed Kamara all in the starting eleven.

<p class="has-drop-cap" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">The match kicked off by 5pm,Nigerian time and Nigeria tried to break the deadlock as early as the 3rd minute, when Kelechi Iheanacho saw his free kick saved by the Sierra Leone goalkeeper. Ahmed Musa and Samuel Chukwueze both had goal scoring chances but the duo both missed their chances.Etebor was replaced by Abdullahi after he sustained an injury in the 34th minute. Sierra Leone had a presentable chance to take the lead,just before halftime but the Nigerian goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye came to the rescue to make sure that both sides went into the tunnels in a goalless draw.The match kicked off by 5pm,Nigerian time and Nigeria tried to break the deadlock as early as the 3rd minute, when Kelechi Iheanacho saw his free kick saved by the Sierra Leone goalkeeper. Ahmed Musa and Samuel Chukwueze both had goal scoring chances but the duo both missed their chances.Etebor was replaced by Abdullahi after he sustained an injury in the 34th minute. Sierra Leone had a presentable chance to take the lead,just before halftime but the Nigerian goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye came to the rescue to make sure that both sides went into the tunnels in a goalless draw.

Both teams came back for the second half of proceedings and they both looked to score the opener.Nigeria had a chance to break the deadlock in the 51st minute, when Samuel Chukwueze found Kelechi Iheanacho,but thr Leicester City man blazed his sot over the bar.

Kelechi Iheanacho thought he had given the super eagles the lead,when he headed into the net in the 61st minute,but the assistant referee’s flag was raised for offside.Aribo had a chance,but put his shot well over the bar.Iheanacho also had a chance,but his curling effort was well read and saved by the Sierra Leone goalkeeper.

Three minutes was added for extra time, but it was not enough,as the match at the National Stadium in Freetown ended in a goalless draw. 0-0 was the fulltime result.

After the match, Nigerians took to social media to express their thought on the match and one Nigerian blasted a Super Eagles star Kelechi Iheanacho at his performances saying that he is a finished product and should never be called up for international matches again.

Kelechi Iheanacho missed some chances,which do not speak well of him,given that he plays for a top European club. What do you think of Kelechi Iheanacho’s performance today?

Cristiano Ronaldo returned to training with Juventus in Turin on Tuesday after an absence of over two months because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has been cleared to return to the team after testing negative for Covid-19.

<p class="has-drop-cap" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">The Serie A side confirmed the news on Friday in a statement on their official website.The Serie A side confirmed the news on Friday in a statement on their official website.

“Cristiano Ronaldo carried out a check with a diagnostic test (swab) for Covid-19,” the statement read.

“The exam provided a negative result. The player has, therefore, recovered after 19 days and is no longer subjected to home isolation.”

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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Thursday confirmed that the venue for the international friendly match between Nigeria and Algeria has been changed.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the match, initially scheduled to hold at the Jacques Lemmans Arena, has now been moved to the Worthersee Stadium in Klagenfurt.

Super Eagles Assistant Captain William Troost-Ekong has signed for Watford. The club announced Troost Ekong’s signing in a statement on Tuesday.The statement was titled ‘Official: Hornets Sign Troost-Ekong & Youngster Touré’.

The club said: “A former Netherlands youth international, Troost-Ekong made his senior international debut for Nigeria in 2015 and has since proven himself to be an important part of the Super Eagles’ defence, playing three times at the World Cup in Russia and making six appearances at last year’s African Cup of Nations in Egypt.

“He will wear squad number 5.”

Sports stars especially footballers are steadily finding other means to acquire wealth outside the field of play. Most notable are the two acclaimed world best players and rivals, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The pair of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo know a great business venture when they see one.

The pair have delved into various business interests, ranging from fashion lines, to museums and to the hospitality industry.Messi is even reputed to own a Chinese theme park.

In the aspect of hospitality, both Ballon d’or winners are buying up hotels, left, right and center.

Messi’s latest purchase was that of the Seasun Fona in S’Illot, Majorca to add to his hotel portfolio that includes spots in Ibiza and Barcelona. And his rival Ronaldo has established the Pestana CR7 hotel chain in his hometown of Madeira and Lisbon, both in Portugal.

Comparing the hotels,one can see that there is heat competition between who owns the best of the best.

HOTEL MIM IBIZA ES VIVE

Messi purchased this luxury hotel far in 2018. And it is a 52-room luxury adults-only hotel and it has earned the rank of “jewel of the Messi hospitality line”.

The hotel is located off the beautiful Figueretas beach on the south eastern coast of the Balearic island and is styled in the Art Deco.

A night at the hotel reportedly costs about £525-per-night. Hotel MiM Ibiza Es Vive boasts a stunning rooftop bar, and a majestic pool surrounded by comfortable sun loungers.

PESTANA CR7 FUNCHAL

Ronaldo operates his hotel with the brand name of PestanaCR7. Pestana is a hospitality brand in his native Portugal,and CR7 is his brand. His first hotel opened in 2016, July.

Ronaldo’s first hotel was opened to massive fanfare in July 2016.Average rooms cost as little as £79 per night and it has a luxurious 4-star rating. It overlooks a waterfront opposite Funchal’s cruise ship terminal.

The Pestana CR7 Funchal is located on the waterfront and boasts views of Madeira’s mountainous landscape

HOTEL MIM SITGES

This was Messi’s first hotel, purchased in 2017, costing about £26m and located in Sitges, a coastal town in Catalonia, southwest of Barcelona.

The hotel is rated 4-star and it has 77 rooms, five of which are junior suites, while one is a superior suite.

It is located on a 3,300 square foot ground and has a swimming pool on the top floor, which has an scenic view of the sea and Sitges beach. A spa, and VIP DUO cabin for couples treatments and an oxygen cabin. A night at the hotel is estimated at about £104-per night.

PESTANA CR7 LISBON

Ronaldos’latest addition is located in a lovely part of the city, close to the downtown waterfront and therefore perfect for sightseeing, shopping and bar-hopping. And likewise Messi’s hotel in Ibiza, the hotel is also decked in Art Deco theme, and features plenty of Ronaldo memorabilia that adorns the rooms and the reception.

– Victor Osimhen has been named in the Serie A team of the week after matchday one

– The Nigerian star only played for 29 minutes on his debut for Napoli in their 2-0 win over Parma

– The 23-year-old partners Zlatan Ibrahimovic upfront in the IFTV team of the week

Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen is already making waves in the Italian League despite featuring for less than 30 minutes on his debut for Napoli over the weekend.

The 21-year-old who recently completed a deal valued around €80 million replaced Diego Demme in the 61st minute of their season opener against Parma last weekend.

And his presence on the pitch saw them score two goals in the remaining 29 minutes of the meeting having struggled all through the first half and some part of the second.

Osimhen has now been named in the Italian Football TV Serie A team of the week owing to his contributions towards the Partenopei’s opening day victory.

The former Wolfsburg player is the only Napoli player on the team with legendary striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic partnering him upfront in a 4-4-2 formation.

Juventus have three players on the squad – Leonardo Bonucci, Dejan Kulusevski, and Aaron Ramsey after their 3-0 win over Sampdoria.

Interestingly, Cristiano Ronaldo failed to make the cut despite scoring one superb goal and made a few other contributions in the match.

AC Milan produced two players for the team namely Davide Calabria and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, while two AS Roma’s Antonio Mirante and Leonardo Spinazzola were equally selected.

Victor Osimhen: Ronaldo missing as Nigerian star makes Serie A's Team of the Week

Victor Osimhen giving thumbs up to the fans during one of Napoli preseason games.
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Antonio Mirante and Leonardo Spinazzola. Fiorentina’s Gaetano Biraghi and Cristiano Castrovilli were also selected.

It was earlier reported that Nigerian star Victor Osimhen made his debut for Napoli after making a huge money switch from Lille to the Serie A side.

Although he failed to find the back of the net, his introduction into the game in the 61st minute change the direction of the game for The Parthenopeans.

It took Gennaro Gattuso’s men just two minutes after the 21-year-old came on for Diego Demme before finding the back of the net.

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have moved up by two spots in FIFA’s ranking for September to place 29th after more than six months of disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the ranking placed on the world football governing body’s website on Thursday, Nigeria garnered 1493 points during the period under review without playing any match.

The movement also placed Nigeria as the third in Africa behind Senegal and Tunisia who garnered 1555 and 1506 points respectively.

Source – Within Nigeria