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South African makes debut for Leicester City

South African makes debut for Leicester City

AFRICAN MIRROR REPORTER THERE were Nigerian and South African touches in British Premier League’s Leicester City’s 5-0 mauling of Sheffield United. Nigerian star forward Kelechi Iheanacho scored a stunning hat trick in the game and South African midfielder Khanya Leshabela made his debut for Leicester and made his first touch in one of the best football leagues in the world. The win saw Leicester move second in the British Premier League table.  SA soccer fans took to the social media networks to mark Leshabela’s historic moment and to heap praise on his manager Brandon Rogers. Leicester marked Leshabela’s debut by…
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Former Nigeria captain signs for Stoke City

Former Nigeria captain signs for Stoke City

BOITUMELO RANTAO VETERAN midfielder and former Super Eagles stalwart John Obi Mikel has joined Championship side Stoke City from Turkish side Trabzonspor. Mikel, now 33 years old, was a free agent after terminating his contract with Trabzonspor by mutual consent. He has signed a two-year deal with Stoke. Mikel made 249 Premier League appearances for Chelsea in an 11-year spell, which ended when he left Stamford Bridge in 2017.He won the Champions League and Europa League, two Premier Leagues, three FA Cups and the League Cup during his time with the London club. Stoke boss Michael O'Neill said: "I was…
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AFCON 2022: Nigeria pips Egypt, Algeria held by Sierra Leone

AFCON 2022: Nigeria pips Egypt, Algeria held by Sierra Leone

THERE was, figuratively speaking, no grass left after two giants of African football engaged in an epic clash in the opening game of Nigeria and Egypt in the Africa Cup of Nations held in Cameroon. Nigeria’s Super Eagles emerged the victors on the night after a stunning strike from Kelechi Inehacho decided who the winners of the monumental battle would be. Ihenacho, who plies his trade with Leicester in the British Premier League, delivered a man-of-the-match game perfomance to pip Mohammed Salah’s Egypt. Holders Algeria were held to a surprise goalless draw by Sierra Leone as they made an uninspiring…
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Iheanacho – a troubled joker having the last laugh

Iheanacho – a troubled joker having the last laugh

OLUWASHINA OKELEJI KELECHI Iheanacho has suffered a number of setbacks since his breakthrough season at Manchester City. He was subjected to relentless criticism from Nigerian media and national team coach Gernot Rohr during a patchy run of form with Leicester City. But 2021 has seen a change in fortunes following the player’s rise from vilification to being named March’s English Premier League Player of the Month. Amidst all the adulation, Iheanacho cries out for his late mother and dedicates his rebirth to the woman who gave him life. His rich vein of form has led to an improved standing with…
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AFCON 2022: Nigeria dumped out by Tunisia

AFCON 2022: Nigeria dumped out by Tunisia

NIGERIA, the west African football powerhouse and one of the serious contenders for the title have been sensationally eliminated from the African Cup of Nations by Tunisia, who beat them 1-0 at the Roumde Adjia Stadium in Garoua in Cameroon. The star-studded Nigeria, who played superbly in the earlier rounds, winning all their games, never looked like themselves and allowed Tunisia to bully them and call the shots. Tunisia surged ahead in the 47th minute when a swerving screamer from Youssef Msakni, hit from outside the 18 area, eluded the Nigerian goalkeeper Maduka Okoye. Nigeria, the three-time African champions, were…
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