Ademola Lookman Makes History, Fires Atalanta to Europa League Glory

Atalanta are Europa League champions. The Italian side defeated Bayer Leverkusen 3-0, thanks to a magnificent hat-trick from Nigerian forward Ademola Lookman. This victory not only sees Atalanta lift their first-ever European trophy, but it also marks a historic night for Ademola Lookman himself. He becomes the first player ever to score a hat-trick in…

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Meet Nimi: The Youngest Goal Scorer of the 2024 NLO Season

The Nationwide League One has over the years provided an important platform for the best young footballers, offering more competitive games against top-quality opposition, giving players essential experience of international competition and reducing the gap between youth and first-team football. The 2024 New Year Mega Lottery/NLO didn’t end without new feats and records broken by…

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NLO: 14-Year-Old Goalkeeper, Ridwan Kazeem Continues Impressive Run for ASE Ridyem FC Following 2 Penalty Saves in 2 Consecutive Games

ASE Ridyem FC’s 14-year-old goalkeeper Ridwan Kazeem continues his impressive run in the New Year Mega Lottery Nationwide League One (NLO)! He’s not only secured two clean sheets in a row, but also saved two penalties in those matches. Kazeem’s journey began when ASE Ridyem’s coach, Adekunle Azeez Azular, decided to switch goalkeepers after the…

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Player Profile: Joy Igbokwe

Name Joy Igbokwe Position Defensive Midfield Age 18 Years Old Preferred Foot Right Previous Club Mees Palace Football Academy Current Club Naija Ratels Football Club Nationality Nigerian State of Origin Abia National Team Falconets of Nigeria (Nigeria’s U20 Women’s Team) Player Overview Joy Igbokwe is a rising star in the realm of Nigerian women’s football….

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Meet Emilio Nsue: The Unlikely Hero Redefining AFCON 2023

The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2023 has witnessed its fair share of surprises, but none quite like the rise of Emilio Nsue, the unexpected goal-scoring machine leading Equatorial Guinea into the tournament’s knockout stages. From Right-Back to Goal-Scoring Sensation: While Nsue may be a 34-year-old right-back plying his trade in the Spanish third division…

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How old is Jude Bellingham?

How old is Jude Bellingham?: Here’s Everything to Know About the Rising Star in Football

As fans eagerly follow the dynamic career of Jude Bellingham, here’s a comprehensive look into the life and journey of this talented footballer. How many goals has Jude Bellingham scored for Real Madrid? As of today, December 17, 2023, Jude Bellingham has scored 20 goals for Real Madrid in all competitions. This includes 13 goals in La Liga,…

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Elijah Akanni

From Humble Beginnings to the Big Leagues, Enyimba’s Elijah Akanni Shared the Challenges he Faced Growing Up

From humble beginnings to the big leagues, Elijah Akanni ‘s story is one of determination and sacrifice. In an exclusive interview with Futball Naija, he shared the challenges he faced growing up in Agbado, Lagos. “Life was tough,” he said, reflecting on his journey. But that didn’t stop him from pursuing his dreams on the…

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