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Nigeria's Ejuke wants to make his mark at Ajax... by beating them

Nwankwo Kanu, Finidi George, Sunday Oliseh, and Tijani Babangida are four famous Nigerians who made their marks at Amsterdam ArenA, and Chidera Ejuke wants to do the same... but not for Ajax, for Heerenveen.

While the four Super Eagles legends played for the home side, with Kanu and Finidi helping them to UEFA Champions League titles, 21-year-old Ejuke has little by way of credentials.

He's not got a senior Nigeria cap, and came to the Eredivisie from Norwegian top flight side Valerenga, but is...

Rohr's rookies impress... mostly... in rejigged Nigeria side

If there were those who felt a bit underwhelmed about the Super Eagles' third place finish at the Africa Cup of Nations - and there were more than a few - watching the side against the Ukraine on Tuesday would have boosted the spirits.

Gernot Rohr's refreshed team buzz their way close to nearly embarrassing Euro qualifying Group G leaders Ukraine in front of their home fans, and the 2-2 draw would have felt like a welcome breath of fresh air.

For the first 45 minutes in Dnipro, Nigerians would have...

What is Nigeria looking to see from Super Eagles in friendly vs. Ukraine?

Nigeria return to the field on Tuesday for their first game since winning the bronze medal at the Africa Cup of Nations in July, with Ukraine as the opposition.

Coach Gernot Rohr's squad will have a slightly different look about it when they meet up in Dnipro. Two of this leading players at the tournament -- captain John Obi Mikel and forward Odion Ighalo -- retired. Midfielder John Ogu, who has mostly been a backstop, is currently without a club and unlikely to return considering his age. Defender...

Power Rankings: Is there a Nigerian more impressive than Osimhen right now?

One month of a new season of football has already whistled by in the blink of an eye. With it comes an evaluation of Nigerian player performances around the world. 


In the summer, a posse of Nigerian players, buoyed by a third place finish at the Africa Cup of Nations, switched clubs. Those moves have led to some tear-up performances across Europe and elsewhere.

And then there are the unknowns, whose displays are screaming for recognition after a successful August. 


1 VICTOR OSIMHEN,...

Joe Aribo puts Old Firm Derby on Nigeria's radar

As rivalries go, the Old Firm Derby is one of the biggest in the world, but it's not one that Nigerian fans have paid much attention to... until now.

Glasgow Rangers will take on bitter rivals Celtic at Ibrox on Sunday, and Joe Aribo, a recent Super Eagles call-up, will don the blue kit in a rare instance of Nigerian-as-Ranger.

Aribo is not the first Nigerian to play in the Old Firm Derby. Sone Aluko is the most recent Super Eagle to do so, but he was already a known quantity by the time he joined...