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 By Colin Udoh

Kelechi Iheanacho at a career crossroads at Manchester City

Only 20 years of age,  Kelechi Iheanacho needs to find a place where he can be assured of regular game time.

Kelechi Iheanacho has returned to the crossroads of his Manchester City career. Just before the beginning of the season, the Nigeria international turned down the chance to participate at the Olympic Games in order to focus on impressing new manager Pep Guardiola and secure his precarious place in the City first team.

That decision proved to be a good one, as it not only allowed him to meet the boss ahead of the new season, but also to receive the reassurances he needed.

A rosy beginning led...

 By Colin Udoh

Akwa snap Plateau unbeaten streak in NPFL as continental campaigners excel

Christian Pyagbara's goal in the opening six minutes of Akwa's meeting with Plateu helped lift his team to a shock victory.

Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs were involved in both domestic and continental competition this past weekend. Rangers, Rivers United, Wikki Tourists and FC Ifeanyi Ubah all had CAF Champions League exertions to handle, resulting in a smaller schedule of domestic games.

Here are three observations from a busy weekend:

Akwa snap Plateau unbeaten streak

Top-of-the-table Plateau United travelled to strugglers Akwa United carrying the league's last remaining unbeaten streak this season.


 By Colin Udoh

Nigeria need to be at their best to beat resurgent Cameroon in CAF qualifying

Kelechi Iheanacho
After failing to qualify for the African Nations Cup, Nigeria has high hopes with young stars like Man City's Kelechi Iheanacho.

Cameroon's African Nations Cup win this past weekend did more than stun the continent. Marked down as no-hopers, even by themselves, after seven key players chose to put their club careers over their country, the Indomitable Lions showed gritty resolve, stern determination and supreme confidence in the whole being greater than the sum of its parts to reach and win the final against record seven-time champions Egypt.

"After we qualified, the first objective was to make it out of the group stage,"...

 By Colin Udoh

Obaje's decisive return inspires Ifeanyi Ubah; Akwa break winless hoodoo

Matchday six of the Nigeria Professional Football League season was highlighted by a derby between clubs based in the southeast of the country, between nouveau riche FC Ifeanyi Ubah, who were founded in 2015, and Rangers, traditional aristocrats and defending champions.

And while it was not entirely a classic in terms of quality of play, it did serve up plenty of drama. Elsewhere, one winless run came to an end, as did an unbeaten run. Here's what we learned at the weekend.

Rangers, FCIU serve up...

 By Colin Udoh

China move might be just what Ighalo needs to reignite his career

Jason Dasey and PJ Roberts talk through the pick of the Chinese Super League deals on European deadline day.

Odion Ighalo completed his move from Watford to Chinese club Changchun Yatai on deadline day after passing a medical and agreeing personal terms.

The move brings an end to a nightmarish last few months for the Nigerian striker, who has found goals hard to come by this term after seemingly firing them in for fun last season. A consequence of the lack of goals was that Ighalo lost his place in the starting lineup, and the player subsequently asked for a transfer.

"I told them I wanted to move,"...

 By Colin Udoh

Five things about Barcelona's Nigerian recruit Ezekiel Bassey

Ezekiel Bassey
Nigeria international Ezekiel Bassey, right, has joined Spanish giants Barcelona.

On deadline day, Nigerians were blindsided by news that Enyimba winger Ezekiel Bassey had signed with Spanish giants Barcelona on an initial six-month loan, with an option for a two-year contract after.

Here are five things you need to know about the transfer and the player himself.

1. Spotted on NPFL's tour of spain

Bassey was spotted by Barcelona while on a tour of Spain with the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) All-Star team last August.

The tour was part of a bilateral agreement...