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I Can’t Sing The National Anthem Of Nigeria – Alex Iwobi

Alex Iwobi

Alex Iwobi

Arsenal star and Nigerian international, Alex Iwobi has admitted he can’t stringe the lines of the Nigeria national anthem correctly.

Iwobi, who scored the goal that saw the Super Eagles to the Russia World Cup against Zambia made the revelation while being quizzed by Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry and Philadelphia Eagles star, Jay Ajayi.

Iwobi stated he did not know the words to the Nigerian national anthem too well, suggesting that he mouths along to the anthem when the camera was focused on him before the start of international matches.

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He said: “I know it but I don’t know it well. When they are recording, the camera comes on you I know what to say. For the Nigerian viewers I do know it.”

The Hale End Academy product was also quizzed about scoring the goal that qualified the Super Eagles for the 2018 World Cup and he said: “When I scored I saw my parents in the crowd, I was almost crying. It was a nice feeling.”

On how nervous he was when he met Thierry Henry for the first time, Iwobi answered: “I met him when I was a kid for the first time, so was young, I was excited. I was in Arsenal academy. I was very young.’’

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Asked if he watched the Super Bowl, Iwobi said: “Honestly no, honestly no. Sleep went to me.”

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Former Super Eagles striker Obinna Nsofor celebrates as he becomes a citizen of Italy 

Former Super Eagles and Inter Milan striker, Obinna Victor Nsofor, has been granted Italian Citizenship.

The 31-year-old Nigerian footballer who last played for South African Premier Soccer League side Cape Town City took to his Instagram page to celebrate after becoming a citizen of Italy.

Sharing a video of himself dancing while showing his Italian passport, Nsofor who is based in Italy wrote:

‘I want to thank God almighty for doing this for me ?? thank you Jesus for loving me so well?? I also want to appreciate everyone that has help me in one way or the other to achieve this, I’m grateful, and to my lovely queen @anastasija_radi thank you always for making me smile, I love you ??.’

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Super Eagles Star Etebo Gets Married In Warri


Super Eagles midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo wedded his lovely spouse, Ebhota Bethel in a quiet traditional wedding ceremony in Warri, Delta State Completesportsnigeria. com.

The ceremony had in attendance Etebo’s nuclear family and friends at the bride family house in Warri CSN gathered.


Etebo who is currently on the books of Stoke City explained to Completesportsnigeria.com why he chose the Bethel.

“She has been there for me and she’s the mother of my son,” Etebo told Completesportsnigeria.com.

“We barely had time to do this and I felt it was necessary to get the marital rites done with before the year ends.”

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Etebo joins the host of Super Eagles players to have quit bachelorhood.

Players like Kenneth Omeruo, John Ogu, Ogenyi Onazi, Willaim Troost Ekong, Odion Ighalo, Moses Simon, Elderson Echieijile, Ahmed Musa, Abdulahi Shehu are the few who are married in the squad.

The 23-year-old star will not be available for Stoke City trip to Villa Park to face Aston Villa on Saturday due to suspension.


The Nigerian international has played 14 English Championship games for the Potters since he joined the club in the summer.

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I’ve Always Loved Madrid, I Don’t Want Any Regrets – Hazard Speaks On Chelsea Future


Belgium star, Eden Hazard who is ‘torn’ between extending his Chelsea contract and pursuing a dream move to Real Madrid, has said that he doesn’t want regrets as he considers his future.

Eden Hazard says he does not “want to have any regrets” as he considers whether to sign a new contract with Chelsea or leave Stamford Bridge, according to Sky Sports.

The Belgian forward has 18 months remaining on his Chelsea deal, and has openly questioned whether he is willing to extend his stay with the Blues.

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Hazard has also made no secret of his desire to play for Real Madrid, and when discussing his future with French-Monegasque radio station RMC, said: “The new (Chelsea) coach (Maurizio Sarri) thinks football like me, so we’ll see.

“The family is in London, I’m also going to be 28. I do not want to have any regrets at the end of my career.

“It’s a decision I’m going to make, I do not know when, but I’ll take it. You know me, I’ve always loved Real, even before (Zinedine) Zidane. We’ll see what happens.

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“As I said, I’m already finishing this year with Chelsea, I still have a year of contract after this year.”

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