Joel Obi

Joel Obi

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.
6 years ago
Eagles’ Victor Moses jubilates after scoring against the Argentines in the final group D match at St Petersburg Stadium, Russia...on Tuesday. The joy was, however, cut short after Marcos Rojo’s goal won it for Argentina. PHOTO: FEMI ADEBESIN-KUTI

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.
6 years ago
Shanghai SIPG's Shi Ke (L) fights for the ball with Shanghai Shenhua's Obafemi Martins during their Chinese FA Cup football match in Shanghai on November 19, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / STR / China OUT

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
6 years ago
Nigeria's Victor Moses (R) is congratulated by his teammates after scoring the 0-1 during the international friendly football match of Poland vs Nigeria in Wroclaw, Poland, on March 23, 2018, in preparation of the 2018 Fifa World Cup. JANEK SKARZYNSKI / AFP

Why Eagles’ handlers chose Obi ahead of Onazi

Home-based Super Eagles coach Salisu Yusuf explained yesterday why Torino midfielder Joel Obi was picked ahead of Eddy Onazi for the friendly between Poland and Nigeria at the Municipal Stadium in Wrocław.
6 years ago
Super Eagles players congratulating one another after securing a place at the Mundial. Argentine midfielder, Emiliano Rigoni, says Nigeria will be their major threat in Group D in Russia. PHOTO: AFP.

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
6 years ago
Joel Obi

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
7 years ago