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Football: Musa scores on his debut for Al Nassr

Super Eagles forward, Ahmed Musa, is looking forward to scoring more goals for Saudi Arabian side, Al Nassr, after opening his goal account for the club in Monday’s Arab Champions League round of 32 clash against Al Jazira of UAE. 

Musa, who came in as a second half substitute for Moroccan midfielder, Noureddine Amrabat in the encounter scored the winning goal in the 2-1 victory

Yahia Alshehri put Al Nassr ahead in the 15th minute of the encounter but the hosts rallied back seven minutes later to grab the equaliser through Mohamed Jamal.

“Just the beginning 🙏👌💙💛,” reads a tweet on his Twitter handle.

Al Nasser celebrated Musa’s brilliant debut showing and goal by tweeting their appreciation and photos of the player during the match.

“The Nigerian eagle 🦅 Ahmed Musa @Ahmedmusa718 made his debut, added the second goal for #ALNASSR showing an outstanding pace⚡️,” the club tweeted after the match.

Musa only resumed training with Al Nassr last week Friday following his arrival from English Premier League club, Leicester City.

 

Musa quits Leicester City for Saudi Arabia’s Al-Nassr on a four-year deal

Image result for ahmed musaIf the reports reaching Fujiipop is anything to go by, Super Eagles forward, Ahmed Musa, 25, has joined Saudi Arabia’s Al-Nassr on a four-year deal from Leicester City.

Al-Nassr announced this morning that he had signed a four-year contract but did not disclose the transfer fee.

According to unconfirmed reports, Leicester City received a fee of £14.8m with several add-ons, which will see the deal rise to as high as £25m. The deal is expected to make him the highest-paid Nigerian footballer when the transfer fee is revealed.

 

The Super Eagles forward was the Foxes’ record signing when he moved to the King Power for £16.6million in 2016, but struggled for playing time and was loaned back to his old club CSKA Moscow for part of last season.

Why Ndidi should be Leicester City’s Best Player

Image result for Wilfred NdidiSuper Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi deserves to be named Leicester City’s best player this season, according to The Foxes manager, Claude Puel.

Ndidi joined Leicester City just over a year ago, filling the void left behind by Ngolo Kante who joined Chelsea after helping the club win the Premier League title in 2016.

The 21 year old has featured in all Leicester City’s English Premier League games so far this season and has won more tackles than any other player in Europe’s top five divisions.

His 116 tackles is 21 more than the next most successful ball-winner, Everton’s Idrissa Gueye.

“Since the beginning of the season, Wilfred is the most consistent player because he plays well, he recovers a lot of balls and he deserves to be the best,” Puel states in an interview with Leicester Mercury

Football FA Cup: Iheanacho scores twice, Ndidi On Target As Leicester Advance

FA Cup: Iheanacho Grabs Brace, Ndidi On Target As Leicester AdvanceNigeria forward Kelechi Iheanacho scored twice while his compatriot Wilfred Ndidi added another one for Leicester City in the FA Cup on Saturday as the Foxes defeated English third-tier side Peterborough 5-1 in the fourth round of the competition.
Fousseni Diabate scored a brace also for Leicester City who advanced to the fifth round of the competition.
Iheanacho’s double took his tally to four for Leicester City in the competiton this season and nine in nine matches since he made his debut in the colours of Manchester City.
Fousseni Diabate, making his Leicester debut, shot the Foxes ahead in the ninth minute. Iheanacho doubled Leicester City’s lead in the 12th minute with a clever shot from distance

The Super Eagles star scored his second goal of the encounter in the 29th minute, finishing off a superb cross to hand his side a 3-0 lead into the break.
Hosts Peterborough got a goal back through Andrew Hughes to make it 3-1 in the 58th minute.
Six minutes later Claude Puel reacted to the goal by bringing on Wilfred Ndidi for Harvey Barnes in the 64th minute to shore up the Foxes midfield.
Iheanacho was also replaced with 10 minutes left to play by Ben Chilwell.
With Peterborough searching for a second goal, throwing more players in attack, Diabate grabbed his second of the game to put the game beyond Peterborough, before Ndidi added gloss to the scoreline with Leicester’s fifth goal in the 90th minute.

Kelechi Iheanacho seals £25 million Leicester move

The forward has agreed a five-year deal with the Foxes, having spent the last three years at fellow Premier League side .

Leicester City have announced the signing of Nigeria international Kelechi Iheanacho from Manchester City.

The forward has moved to the Foxes for a fee reported to be £25 million, with the 20-year-old signing a five-year deal at the King Power Stadium.

In two full seasons at Man City, Iheanacho played 46 Premier League games and scored 12 goals, but found himself behind Sergio Aguero, Wilfried Bony and Gabriel Jesus in the pecking order.

 

Iheanacho is eager to get started with Craig Shakespeare’s side, and is looking forward to becoming part of the Leicester first team.

“It feels good and I’m happy to be part of this team,” Iheanacho told the club’s official website.

 ith the manager, he let me know what I need to do – to help the team achieve what they want. I was convinced and I’m happy to be here.

“I was happy speaking with the manager, knowing what the team wants. It gives me more confidence that I will fit in this team and hopefully I’ll achieve a lot.”

Leicester boss  is delighted with his new signing, believing that the club have signed one of the best young players in the Premier League.

“It’s a great signing for us,” Shakespeare said. “Kelechi is an enormously talented player that has shown a huge amount of promise at every level in which he’s played.

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“We’ve tracked his progress for some time, so we know how much quality he’ll bring to the squad. He’s young, he’s hungry, he’s ready for the next stage of his development and I’m delighted that will be with Leicester City.”

Iheanacho completes £25 million Leicester move

Image may contain: 1 personSuper Eagles Star @kelechi72 Iheanacho becomes current Nigeria most expensive player after completing medical at Leicester ahead £25m transfer
The Nigerian striker, #KelechiIheanacho, has completed his medical ahead of £25 million move from Manchester City to Leicester City.
It was gathered that personal terms have been agreed and that transfer which gives City option to buy Iheanacho back for £50 million was nearing completion.
City believe the 20-year old Nigerian has the potential to become a world-class goalscorer, but presently they are struggling to guarantee him regular first-team football.
Having joined the City Academy as a 17-year-old, Iheanacho has played 46 games for the senior side over the past two seasons but he has made just one start in 2017, back on 2 January against Burnley.
The fee makes him the most expensive Nigerian player ever, displacing Odion Ighalo when he signed for Chinese club Changchun Yatai for £20 million in January. @nff

Super Eagle player, Ahmed Musa gets chieftaincy title

Reports reaching us have it that Super Eagles player, Ahmed Musa has bagged a chieftaincy title in Kano State.

The Association of the Northern Nigerian students honoured the Leicester City forward. He was turbaned  as the Jagaban Matasan on Thursday, June 15, 2017 during the commissioning of his Sports and fitness center in Kano state.

It was a very eventful moment as the ocassion was attended by the chairman of Kano state sports commission, Ibrahim Galadima among other dignitaries.

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