Yira Sor reveals ambition to emulate Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland

The 21-year-old who won EaglesTracker’s Rookie of the season award believes he can do what the world’s best youngsters are doing.

Slavia Prague youngster, Yira Sor has spoken about his ambitions for the future, mentioning Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe as examples he wants to emulate. 

The 21-year-old who won EaglesTracker’s Rookie of the season award believes he can do what the world’s best youngsters are doing.

In an exclusive interview with EaglesTracker, he revealed that he believes he can compete for the FIFA World’s Best Player of the Year. 

“I am someone that dreams big, and I am always confident that I can get to the very best,” Sor said. “I believe, and I think I can get to the level of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, Erling Haaland.

“I am so confident and I believe in myself. Whenever I get an opportunity, I try to grab it. I wish to play in the Champions League, I wish someday to represent my country, and maybe win trophies. And then, maybe compete for the best player in Africa, and the Balon d’Or.”

The former Nigerian youth International joined Banik Ostrava of Czech Republic in February 2021 from 36 Lions before signing for Slavia Prague for €1.2 million in January 2022.

Sor has subsequently established himself as a key member of their squad, scoring vital goals for the Czechs.

He was involved in 20 goals (11 goals and 9 assists) in 40 games.

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Victor Osimhen named Serie A’s Player of the Month for March

Osimhen bagged 4 goals in 3 games for the Naples based club in March. His goals have kept Napoli in the race for the Scudetto. 

Victor Osimhen named Serie A’s Player of the Month for March

Super Eagles and SSC Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen has been named Serie A Best Player for the month of March, following his stellar performances.

Osimhen bagged 4 goals in 3 games for the Naples based club in March. His goals have kept Napoli in the race for the Scudetto. 

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The 23-year-old has been rewarded for his impressive form that helped the Partenopei bag two wins out of three games in the month under review

The award will be presented in the pre-match of Napoli – Fiorentina, scheduled for Sunday 10 April 2022 at 15.00 at the “Diego Armando Maradona” stadium in Naples.

Osimhen is currently in camp with the Nigerian national team and is expected to the lead the line when the Super Eagles face Ghana tonight. 

Today, March 29, the Super Eagles will face the Black Stars at the MKO Abiola Stadium to determine which team will qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

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Maduka Okoye records fourth league clean sheet in Sparta Rotterdam’s win

The 22-year old goalkeeper was impressive again, as his side earned a 1-0 win over Go Ahead Eagles to aid to their Eredivisie survival. 

Maduka Okoye records fourth league clean sheet in Sparta Rotterdam’s win

The 22-year old Super Eagles goalkeeper was impressive again on Saturday, as his side earned a 1-0 win over Go Ahead Eagles to aid to their Eredivisie survival. 

Maduka Okoye made two brilliant saves on the evening.

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Sparta Rotterdam have now won two games in quick succession to boost their hopes of avoiding relegation.

The game’s winning goal came in the 68th minute when Adil Auassar headed home a free kick from Vito Van Crooij.

Sparta who are the oldest professional club in the Netherlands are now 16th on the log, two points away from safety with a game in hand.

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Anthony Nwakaeme sets personal record in Trabzonspor’s league win

Tony Nwakaeme scored once more, surpassing his personal best in terms of goal scored, since joining Trabzonspor in 2018.

Anthony Nwakaeme sets personal record in Trabzonspor’s league win

Anthony Nwakaeme scored once more in the Turkish Superlig on Saturday. He has now surpassed his personal best in terms of goal scored, since joining Trabzonspor in 2018.

In the 34th minute, three minutes after Goztepe grabbed the lead, Nwakaeme scored his eleventh goal of the season for the Black Sea Storms.

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In the 37th minute, Trabzonspor’s Abdulkadir Omür scored the second goal of the game, before Nwakeme assisted Djaniny for Trabzonspor’s third goal.

Nwakaeme had 10 goals and ten assists during the 2018/19 season, and he has already eclipsed those numbers this season.

He has 21 goal contributions in 23 appearances this season and is a strong candidate for Turkish Super Lig Player of the Season. 

Trabzonspor are top of the league with their closest rival, Konyaspor, sitting 18 points adrift. 

Last season, Nwakaeme contributed 12 goals in 34 league games. His previous best seasons were 2018/19 and 2019/20, when he had 20 in 27 games and 17 in 29 games.

The 32-year old attacker has one cap for the Super Eagles, in 2018.

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Sadiq Umar named La Liga Smartbank Player of The Month

The 25-year old found the back of the net five times and provided two assists in four games, to win maximum points for Almeria.

Sadiq Umar named La Liga Smartbank Player of The Month

Through the month of February, the lanky forward was always getting a goal involvement. He became unstoppable in the La Liga SmartBank division.

Super Eagles and UD Almeria’s striker, Umar Sadiq has won the La Liga SmartBank Player of the Month award for February. It is a testament to his exploits that helped Almeria go unbeaten in February 2022.

Since his return from AFCON, Umar has single-handedly pushed the Andalusian club’s promotion chase.

Almeria had failed to impress in his absence, claiming just one point from a possible fifteen.

The 25-year old found the back of the net five times and provided two assists in four games, to win maximum points for Almeria in February.

Sadiq Umar named La Liga Smartbank Player of the Month
Sadiq Umar wins La Liga Smartbank Player of the Month Award

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Nicole Payne Interview : “Winning the AFCON would be a dream, I look up to Lucy Bronze and TAA”

AyoT speaks exclusively to Super Falcons defender, Nicole Payne to discuss her upbringing, playing for Nigeria and much more. Watch NOW!

Nicole Payne Interview : “Winning the AFCON would be a dream, I look up to Lucy Bronze and TAA”

AyoT speaks exclusively to Super Falcons defender, Nicole Payne to discuss her upbringing, playing football as a youngster, being a student-athlete, playing for Nigeria and much more.

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Toni Payne & Nicole Payne

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Nigerian Team of the Week (March 4-7, 2022)

We tracked over 170 matches which could feature Nigerian players across 50 different leagues. Here are the weekend’s top performers.

Nigerian Team of the Week (March 4-7, 2022)

We tracked over 170 matches which could potentially feature Nigerian players across 50 different leagues. Here are the weekend’s top performers.

Goalkeeper – Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam) – Star of the Week

Maduka Okoye was in terrific form as he led his side, Sparta Rotterdam to a 1-0 win over Vitesse in the Dutch Eredivisie last weekend. 

Maduka made seven saves with one coming from the penalty spot.

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Maduka Okoye – Star of the Week
Left Centre Back – Chidioze Awaziem (Alanyaspor FC)

Making his first start since the 22nd of December, 2021 for Alanyaspor was Chidioze Awaziem. 

He returned to the starting XI against Kayserispor as his team came out 2-1 winners. He made one successful tackle and had three clearances.

Centre Back – Valentine Ozornwafor (Royal Charleroi Sporting Club)

In the heart of defense, Valentine was imperious as his side, Royal Sporting Charleroi played out a goalless draw against Standard Liege in the Belgian Pro League. 

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The former flying eagles center half made two tackles and three interceptions in the entire duration of the game.

Right Centre Back – Kevin Akpoguma (TSG Hoffenheim)

Kevin Akpoguma was outstanding in his side’s 0-1 away win at FC Cologne in the German Bundesliga. 

The Super Eagles defender played 78 minutes, made five tackles and three interceptions.

Right Midfield – Moses Simon (FC Nantes)

The Nigerian international was unlucky not to find the back of the net in FC Nantes’ 2-0 win over Montpellier.

Moses completed three out five dribbles and hit the woodwork once.

Centre Midfield – Joe Aribo (Rangers FC)

The midfielder looked capable of making something happen when he did have the ball in the game against Aberdeen. 

Fortunately, he assisted the game’s only goal.

Centre Midfield – Iyayi Believe Antiemwen (Gorica FC)

The former Nigerian youth International played 82 minutes in Gorica’s four nill triumph over Hrv Dragovoljac.

He had a decent outing as he scored a goal, creates three goalscoring chances and was rated 7.6.

Left Midfield – Anthony Nwakaeme (FC Trabzonspor)

The 32-year old can’t stop scoring at the moment. He once again found the back of the net with an outstanding goal in Trabzonspor’s a 1-1 draw against Fenerbahce.

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In 22 appearances this season, Nwakaeme has ten goals and nine assists.

Left Forward – Rasheed Akanbi (Kocaelispor)

Rasheed Akanbi was the saviour for Kocaelispor over the weekend as his goal was enough to seal a 1-0 win over Ankara Keciörengücü.

The 22-year-old has scored six times and assisted twice in 21 appearances this term.

Right Forward – Terem Moffi (FC Lorient)

This season has not been Moffi’s finest in front of goal, the Lorient forward is up to four goals in Ligue 1 this term.

The one cap Eagle scored in the 4-1 demolition of his side by Olympique Lyonnais.

Centre Forward – Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk)

Paul Onuachu played all 90 minutes, as Genk forced Cercle Brugge to a 2-2 draw at the Jan Breydel stadium.

Onuachu had an impressive game with 45 touches and two shots on target. He was a constant thorn in the side of the opposition defence.

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Nigerian Team of the Week (Feb 25-28, 2022)

The last game week in February has come to an end, here’s the EaglesTracker Nigerian Team of the Week for this past weekend of action.

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Nigerian Team of the Week (Feb 25-28, 2022)

The last game week in the month of February has come to an end, here’s the EaglesTracker Nigerian Team of the Week for this past weekend of action.

Goalkeeper – Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam FC)

Maduka Okoye’s heroics could not save his side, Sparta Rotterdam from a 2-1 defeat to Dutch giants PSV in the Dutch Eredivisie on Sunday. Maduka made seven saves and had a pass success rate of 60%.

Left Centre Back – Calvin Bassey (Rangers FC)

Despite a disappointing 2-2 draw, Calvin had a decent performance as he helped the Gers secure a point at the Ibrox. He also did great in stoppage time by stopping a dangerous Motherwell counter-attack.

Centre Back – Valentine Ozornwafor (Royal Charleroi Sporting Club)

In the heart of defence, Valentine was imperious as his side, Royal Sporting Charleroi ran out 3-0 winners over KV Beerschot in the Belgian Pro League. Whenever the Nigerian plays, he brings stability to the Charleroi defence.

Right Centre Back – Ayo Obileye (Livingston FC)

Ayo Obileye equally had a good shift in the Scottish Professional Football League as his side, Livingston FC picked up maximum points away at Dundee FC.

Obileye was on for the entire duration of the game, made five clearances and blocked a shot

Right Midfield – Anthony Nwakaeme (Trabzonspor FC)

The Nigerian international was a thorn in the flesh of Kayserispor as he led league-leading Trabzonspor team to stage a 3-2 comeback victory.

Anthony Nwakaeme assisted Djaniny to level the scores before scoring a stoppage time winner via the penalty spot.

The Nigerian delivered his 9th assist and 9th goal of the Turkish Super Lig this season. 

Centre Midfield – Alhassan Yusuf (Royal Antwerp FC)

The 21-year-old Nigeria international was the shining light in a Royal Antwerp team that crumbled 4-1 to Club Brugge last weekend. He was on for the entirety of the game, having a pass rate of 92%, 1 key pass, 3 accurate long balls, won 7 out of 9 duels and made 4 tackles.

Centre Midfield – Abdul Ajagun (Al Hilal Omduran FC)

The former Nigerian youth International played 90 minutes and ran the show for his side in the 2-1 loss to Al-Merrikh. Despite him ending up on the losing side, the Nigerian was superb as he got a 7.7 match rating. 

Left Midfield – Noah Bazee (Augsburg FC)

Former Super Eagles invitee, Noel Sarenren Bazee was the hero for Augsburg as he scored a 75th-minute equaliser to rescue a 1-1 draw against Borussia Dortmund.

It was the first goal the Nigeria international has netted in 13 appearances, all as a substitute.

Left Forward – Sadiq Umar (UD Almeria)

Super Eagles new boy Sadiq Umar, was in a sensational mood when Almeria took on Fuenlabrada in the La Liga Smartbank.

He scored one goal and assisted another to lead Almeria to a 3-1 victory over Fuenlabrada, moving them to the top of the Segunda league in their pursuit of promotion to La Liga.

Right Forward – Tolu Arokodare (Amiens SC)

Former Golden Eaglets invitee, Tolu Arokodare, bagged two goals this past weekend for his French employers. Amiens defeated Nimes 3-0 in the French Ligue 2 on Saturday evening.

The lanky striker scored his goals in the 68th and 84th minutes respectively. His brace takes his league tally to seven in a total of 22 matches.

Centre Forward – Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk)

Super Eagles forward, Paul Onuachu scored the first goal and assisted the second as Genk defeated Kortrijk 2-0.

The lanky forward maintained his excellent form as he assisted his team in their recovery from last week’s setback.

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Nigerian Team of the Week (Feb 18-21, 2022)

As the month of February draws to an end, here’s the EaglesTracker Nigerian Team of the Week for this past weekend of action.

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Nigerian Team of the Week (Feb 18-21, 2022)

As the month of February draws to an end, here’s the EaglesTracker Nigerian Team of the Week for this past weekend of action.

Goalkeeper – Jerry Isaac (MFM FC)

Enyimba could not get a win for a dominant and spirited performance as it ended 1-1 against MFM FC at the Enyimba Stadium on Saturday evening. Jerry Isaac was a rock between the post for MFM as he made several saves in the game including a powerful header from substitute Godwin Emmanuel inside the box in the 81st minute. 

Left Centre Back – Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto)

Sanusi had a beautiful performance as he helped FC Porto secure a hard-fought 1-0 victory away at Moreirense.

The win helped the Dragons maintained their lead as table toppers with 63 points, that’s 6 points better than second place Sporting Lisbon.

Zaidu Sanusi of FC Porto in action during the Liga Portugal Bwin match between Moreirense FC and FC Porto at Parque de Jogos Comendador Joaquim de Almeida Freitas on February 20, 2022 in Moreira de Conegos, Portugal. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)
Zaidu Sanusi of FC Porto in action during the Liga Portugal Bwin match between Moreirense FC and FC Porto at Parque de Jogos Comendador Joaquim de Almeida Freitas on February 20, 2022 in Moreira de Conegos, Portugal. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)
Centre Back – Calvin Bassey (Rangers FC)

At the left-hand side of the defence, Calvin was brilliant as his Scottish side Rangers FC came from a goal down to share the spoils away at Dundee United. 

In the 1-1 to draw, Calvin provided the assist to Joe Aribo ‘s equaliser.

Right Centre Back – Ayo Obileye (Livingston FC)

Ayo Obileye equally had a good shift in the Scottish Professional Football League as his side Livingston FC picked up one point at home to St Mirren.

Obileye before being subbed off in the 75th ensured the opposition attack had nothing to feed on.

Left Midfield – Moses Simon (FC Nantes)

The Nigerian international was a delight to watch on Saturday evening as he terrorised the Parisians on the road to a stunning home win

Nantes winger Moses Simon set a new assist-landmark after providing the opening goal in his side’s 3-1 victory over Paris St-Germain yesterday.

Moses delivered his 7th assist of the French Ligue 1 season. 

Centre Midfield – Joe Aribo (Rangers FC)

The 25-year-old Nigeria international rescued a point for the Gers against the Terrors at Tannadice Park after he scored in the 76th minute to cancel out Ross Graham’s 29th-minute opener.

Aribo has now scored seven top-flight goals for the Gers from 25 appearances, and his latest display has left many fans with mixed feelings.

Centre Midfield – Innocent Bonke (Lorient FC)

Innocent Bonke played 90 minutes of his side’s 0-1 loss to Montpellier. Despite him ending up on the losing side, the Nigerian was superb as he got a 7.0 rating. 

Right Midfield – Ademola Lookman (Leicester City FC)
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FEBRUARY 20: Ademola Lookman of Leicester City scores their team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City at Molineux on February 20, 2022 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Nigerian winger Ademola Lookman followed up his good outing in the Europa League where he bagged an assist with another impressive display for Leicester City on Sunday in the Premier League.

He scored his club’s sole goal in the 2-1 loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers. 

Left Forward – Emmanuel Dennis (Watford)

Emmanuel Dennis’s late header saw struggling Watford win 1-0 at Aston Villa as Roy Hodgson recorded his first win in charge of the Hornets.

The visitors’ hopes of staying in the Premier League had largely been written off by most after a dreadful recent run had seen them lose 10 of their last 12 games in all competitions heading to Villa Park – a sequence of results that had led to Hodgson’s arrival at the club

Right Forward – Anthony Nwakaeme (Trabzonspor)STAR OF THE WEEK

Anthony Nwakaeme returned to scoring form as he netted two goals in Trabzonspor’s 4-0 win away to Chidozie Awaziem’s in the Turkish Super Lig on Sunday. 

Centre Forward – Sadiq Umar (UD Almeria)

Nigeria international Umar Sadiq continued with his goal-scoring form in Spain after he grabbed two goals in Almeria’s 2-1 Segunda Division victory against Mirandes on Saturday.

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FEBRUARY 20: Sadiq Umar celebrates his first goal against CD Mirandes. Photo Credit: La Liga Smartbank

The 25-year-old attacker grabbed the opener in the 69th minute before adding the second in the 72nd minute. Though Sergio Camello reduced the deficit for the away side in the added minutes, it was Almeria who held on to pick up their third straight victory in the league.

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Chiamaka Nnadozie: I want to be one of the best goalkeepers in the world

21-year old Super Falcons & Paris FC goalkeeper, Chiamaka Nnadozie sat down with us to discuss her year 2021 as well as her goals for 2022.

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21-year old Super Falcons and Paris FC goalkeeper, Chiamaka Nnadozie sat down virtually with EaglesTracker to discuss her year 2021 as well as her goals for 2022.

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