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The Hot Seat: bright future for Eberechi Eze despite heartbreak

The season has ended in tears for Crystal Palace’s wonder boy, but he’s made a big impact in the Premier League nonetheless. Eberechi Eze has captured the imagination in his first Premier League season, even if the year has ended with an Achilles tendon injury that threatens to keep him out until 2022. It’s a […]

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Speedboat spectacle aside, Nigeria must convince against Benin

The Super Eagles must be at their best to maintain the initiative in the Afcon classification Nigeria may need an unthinkable collapse to miss the African Cup of Nations, but have no illusions, Benin’s play remains a critical element for this Super Eagles team. In terms of Afcon’s qualification, of course, victory would confirm Nigeria’s […]

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Benin vs Nigeria: Squirrels that could hurt the Super Eagles

What opponents should Gernot Rohr’s troops beware of in Saturday’s meeting in Porto-Novo? In Saturday’s meeting between Benin and Nigeria in Porto-Novo, the top two teams in Group L will battle for qualification for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon as the target. Nigeria leads the way with eight points, with this weekend’s […]

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African football venue: the enigma of Iheanacho de Rohr

Gernot Rohr’s surprising puzzle was one of the hot topics on this week’s African Football HQ podcast, as Ed Dove and Malek Shafei put forward Nigeria vs Benin. It’s a critical international break for the Super Eagles, who have a lot to prove after last year’s bizarre double game against Sierra Leone. Both teams played […]

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Kolo Touré: Why does the former Arsenal and Man City star deserve so much better?

As the former defender turns 40, Goal examines his legacy and wonders why he isn’t considered one of the Premier League’s biggest imports. However you look at it, Kolo TourĂ© had a remarkable playing career and certainly exceeded expectations after joining Arsenal in a bargain deal from ASEC Mimosas in 2002. The former Ivory Coast […]

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Sarr or Ayew: Who is best positioned for automatic promotion?

Both attackers are protagonists of their respective teams’ ambition to return to the Premier League, but who will falter in the end? Given the nature of soccer during the pandemic to generate unexpected scenarios, the highly contested race for automatic promotion in the Championship has shown that some things just never change. Watford is currently […]

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Simy ‘uncoordinated’ may hold the keys to Crotone’s survival in Serie A

The forward helped Serse Cosmi to their first Serie A victory in nine years, and the Pythagoreans hope to build on that success to beat relegation. Not all neutrals would have taken a second look at Crotone vs Torino when considering the possible highlight match before week 26 began in Serie A. While it was […]

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The addition of Percy Tau may be the solution to Brighton’s scoring difficulties

The Bafana star has struggled to make an impact since he bowed in the Premier League, but he may be the key to the Seagulls’ attack. It’s no exaggeration to say that the Premier League’s most intriguing story, aside from Manchester City’s increasingly ridiculous dominance at the top, centers around Brighton and Hove Albion. Las […]

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Can Eze really realize his potential at Crystal Palace?

A soccer game to forget may have impressed Roy Hodgson, but it offers little inspiration to the talented Nigerian wonder boy. When Eberechi Eze was replaced by Jeffrey Schlupp with six minutes of normal time to play, the 22-year-old was likely relieved by his retirement. Usually there is a rumor when Manchester United visit, but […]

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Can Iheanacho rise to the challenge amid Leicester’s injury crisis?

With the Foxes severely decimated in attack, the Nigeria international has a chance to finally take on a leadership role in the Premier League. Ultimately, it would have counted for very little, but it’s easy to understand Kelechi Iheanacho’s anguished reaction when he thrashed from close range in injury time against Arsenal. The Gunners had […]

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