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Leicester City Legend Taggart: Iheanacho Now Hungry For Goals

Former Leicester City defender Gerry Taggart believes Kelechi Iheanacho is more determined than ever to score in his recent outings for the Foxes, reports Completesports.com.

Iheanacho struggled to get into reckoning for Leicester City at the start of the campaign but he has earned plaudits for his recent performance for the club.

The Nigeria international has scored scored three goals and provided two goals in five league games for Brendan Rodgers’ men.

“He’s showing glimpses of his quality, he’s had an amazing time. he has improved, he looks hungrier with the way he plays the game,”Taggart told LCTV.

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“There is a bit more up tempo compared to the way he used to play in the past. He is also scoring a proper center forward’s goal,” he said.

Iheanacho is expected to be in action for Leicester City in Saturday’s (today) Emirates FA Cup clash against Wigan Athletic.

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Source: Complete Sports

Ndidi Makes EPL Team of The Season

Super Eagles and Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has been included in the Premier League Team of The Season. 

The list was compiled by ESPN and is for players who have impressed in the Premier League midseason.

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Ndidi was shortlisted alongside stars like Liverpool quartet Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Virgil van Dijk, Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling.

Other players in the list are James Tarkowski of Burnley, Lucas Digne of Everton and Leicester’s Jamie Vardy. 

Commenting on Ndidi’s performance so far this season, ESPN wrote: “While the 23-year-old doesn’t cover quite as much ground as N’Golo Kante did during his Premier League-winning season with Leicester, Ndidi is about as defensively dominant as Kante was during his breakout campaign. 

“The Nigerian paces all players with 84 tackles and 7.25 tackles per 1,000 opposing touches this season. His 4.75 interceptions per 1,000 opposing touches also top the Premier League. 

“With Maddison and Tielemans bombing forward, Ndidi is the perfect counterbalance. Anything attacking from Ndidi is a bonus, but he has added two goals for Leicester this season.”

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Source: Complete Sports

Simon Wins Nantes Mid-Season Best Goal Award

Super Eagles winger Moses Simon has won French Ligue 1 club, Nantes mid-season best goal award, reports Completesports.com.

Simon’s headed goal in the 1-0 win against OGC Nice was adjudged by the fans as the best of the season so far.

The 24-year-old won a total of 31.7% of fans vote to pick the award.

Simon has scored five goals and recorded five assists in 19 appearances in all competitions for Nantes this season.

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The forrmer KAA Gent of Belgium player has been voted Nantes player of the month twice this season.

Simon is on loan at Nantes from Spanish club Levante.

He is expected to be in action when Nantes face Bayonne Saturday (today) in a French Cup Round of 64 encounter.

By Adeboye Amosu

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Source: Complete Sports

Sani-Lulu’s FOSLA Football Academy Shortlists 23 Players For Scholarships

FOSLA Football Academy Abuja, owned by former President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Alhaji Abdullahi Sani-Lulu, has shortlisted no fewer than 23 players for scholarship awards, the 10th Edition by the institution, Completesports.com reports.

The players, in the U13 category, are from Kogi the home state of the former Director of Sports in the FCT.

The players were selected after the finals of the Kogi State edition of Fosla Football Academy U13 tournament.

The thrilling tournament was won by Idah LGA after a 3-1 decimation of Dekina LGA.

Winners, Idah LGA produced five players, namely; Ojonugwa Faruq, Abdul Isa, Nuhu Saliu, Usman Ibrahim and Sule Abu.

Losing finalists, Dekina LGA had four of their players listed. They include Edeh Emmanuel, Hussein Ogwu Usman, Jonathan Ogbadu, Emmanuel and Hassan Ibrahim, while Igalamela LGA produced three players – Muhammed Haruna, Ibrahim Salisu and Rilwan Muhammed, just as Lokoja LGA have two players, Muhammed Abdulmutalib and Idris Mohammed.

Bassa LGA, Ankpa LGA, Ibaji LGA, Offu LGA and Olamoboro LGA produced produced a player each.

Completesports.com checks further revealed that four girls will also benefit from the scholarship program this time.

The lucky girls include Happiness Ojotule and James Chubiyo (both from Ibaji), Jeremiah Peace (Idah) and Favour Ameh from Dekina.

After the final at Idah, Alhaji Sani-Lulu advised the shortlisted players to intensify their training and remain committed to their academics as only the best would have the opportunity of fully benefiting from the scholarship at Fosla Football Academy Karshi, Abuja.

The Fosla U13 Academy scholarship program is in its 10th year, with the first batch of students already in third year at the Nasarawa University, Keffi, after completing their secondary education at FOSLA Football Academy, where they combined Academics with Football.

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Source: Complete Sports

LaLiga: Omeruo, Awaziem Help Struggling Leganes Secure Away Draw

Super Eagles duo Chidozie Awaziem and Kenneth Omeruo were in action for relegation threatened, Leganes who held Real Valladolid to a 2-2 away draw in Friday’s LaLiga game, Completesports.com reports.

It was the first game of the league in 2020 as the second half of the Spanish top flight kicks off.

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Friday’s game was the 12th LaLiga appearances for both Omeruo and Awaziem.

Omeruo was however replaced with six minutes remaining in the game.

Martin Braithwaite gave Leganes a good start as he opened scoring in the fourth minute.

Just four minutes after Leganes’ goal, Real Valladolid equalised through Enes Unai.

In the 13th minute Leganes went ahead again thanks to Roque Mesa but Unal grabbed his brace on 79th minute, to rescue a point for the home team.

However, Leganes remain in the relegation zone in 19th position on 14 points, just a point from safety.

They are now unbeaten in their last four league games, with two wins and two draws.


By James Agberebi

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Source: Complete Sports

Saka Nominated For Arsenal’s December Goal of The Month 

Bukayo Saka’s late equaliser against Standard Liege in the Europa League has been nominated for Arsenal’s December Goal of The Month, Completesports.com reports.

Saka’s goal is among the 10 shortlisted and published on the club’s official website.

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After pulling a goal back to make it 2-1, Saka completed the comeback with less than 10 minutes left, after playing a one-twp with Gabriel Martinelli before slotting the ball into the bottom left corner with his weaker right foot to make it 2-2.

Other Arsenal first team players who were nominated are skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nicolas Pepe.

The club women’s team has three representatives in the shortlist while the academy has two players.

Fans of the club are expected to vote for the winner of the December Goal of The Month.

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Source: Complete Sports