Joel Obi battles Ronaldo in serie a debut
The 2018/19 Serie A season kicks off this weekend, with 10 first round matches spread from today to Monday.Reigning champions, Juventus, begins the defence of their title with a potentially tricky game away to Chievo this evening.
Eagles without effective playmaker in Russia, says Ibru
A former board member of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA), Emmanuel Ibru, has said the Super Eagles’ first round elimination was due to lack of an effective player maker in the team.
After Brazil 2014 heartbreak, Joel Obi eyes seat on flight to Russia
Torino midfielder, Joel Obi has set his sights on being at the World Cup this summer with Nigeria, reports BBC.The 26-year-old was omitted from the last tournament in Brazil, but took a step closer to realising that ambition last month by playing in the Super Eagles two friendlies.
Outstanding Five: Obafemi Martins bags three, Aaron Samuel scores
Sadiq Umar goes from zero to hero-ish while Martins throw his hat in the Super Eagles ring with a hat-trick over the weekend. Here are the outstanding five Nigerian players over the weekend: Obafemi Martins First start in the Chinese Super League this season and it brings a return of three goals, Obafemi Martins will…
Joel Obi is fit to play for Eagles, Coach Yusuf says
Salisu Yusuf, the Super Eagles’ Assistant Coach, on Monday declared that Torino midfielder Joel Obi was fit to play for the senior national football team. Yusuf told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) he was making his declaration on the basis of the fact that the Italy-based striker has had impressive appearances for his club.…
Fit again Obi to feature for Torino against Fiorentina
Torino midfielder, Joel Obi, has returned to full training at his Serie A club, a week before Nigeria faces Poland in a pre-World Cup friendly. Torino wrote via its official website to inform that Obi participated in the club’s workout, which was held in Filadelfia, Calabria on Friday afternoon. Ahead of today’s league match at…
Joel Obi returns as Mikel leads 28 others to camp for Poland, Serbia friendlies
Former Inter Milan midfielder, Joel Obi and two members of the squad that won the silver medal at the Morocco 2018 CHAN, Stephen Eze and Gabriel Okechukwu are among the 27 players invited to camp yesterday by Super Eagles’ Coach, Gernot Rohr for this month’s international friendly matches against Poland and Serbia.
Mikel Obi, Moses head list of invitees for Poland, Serbia friendlies
Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr has invited Mikel John Obi, Victor Moses to the 28-man squad to play in the friendly matches against Poland and Serbia this month. Joel Obi and Al Ahly's Junior Ajayi received their first invites under Gernot Rohr with Obi's last invitation coming in September 2014 for the Africa Nations Cup qualifier…
Outstanding five: Iheanacho, Obi and others who rocked the weekend
Kelechi Iheanacho Claude Puel’s words on Kelechi Iheanacho’s need to improve has sparked a streaky run in the cup. Iheanacho further showed marked improvements with his brace against Peterborough. His first goal was top quality as he curled a low strike from outside the area. A misplaced back pass from the Peterborough midfield fell to…
Torino set to release Joel Obi
Nigerian midfielder, Joel Obi, has become surplus to requirements at Italian club Torino FC, with the club subsequently placing him on transfer, AOIFootball.com has scooped. Joel Obi joined Torino from Inter Milan in 2015 for a region fee of €2.2m. Torino has valued the player at €10m, but Bologna were willing to pay €6m for…