X
Follow It's Round and It's White on Facebook
New posts have just been added
Spain
Is Kelechi Nwakali another failed Nigerian project in Europe?
08:00 Friday 6th September 2019

At each FIFA U17 World Cup, a star is added into Nigeria's constellation. With almost every edition, though, another gives way, drifting into extinction. Kelechi Nwakali, the most valuable player at the 2015 edition, is on the brink…

International
Is Rangers' Joe Aribo Super Eagles' next puppet master?
12:01 Wednesday 28th August 2019

Joe Aribo is twisting heads at Glasgow Rangers - barely three months after joining from Charlton Athletic. His superb performances and willingness to improve earned him a maiden call-up to the Nigeria national team. Despite his fast-rising…

Afcon
Is Samuel Chukwueze the next big thing for Nigeria and Africa?
19:01 Monday 15th July 2019

Emerging as one of La Liga's breakout stars this past season, Samuel Chukwueze shone brightly in a Villarreal team which failed to live up to expectations. The winger first stood out against Real Madrid to give both Sergio…

Afcon
AFCON 2019: Big stars come, big stars go
12:01 Thursday 11th July 2019

The African Cup of Nations is like any major international tournament. The bigger nations with known stars are expected to pull their weight and reach the latter stages of the knockout rounds. For the most part, that has been the case. There…

Afcon
Who can stop West Africa's finest from winning the AFCON?
13:01 Wednesday 10th July 2019

Before most tournaments kick-off, fans and pundits already have a champion in their heads. I remember a friend telling me Liverpool will win the Premier League prior to this past season's first match. Though he got it wrong, some do hit…

Afcon
Why Gernot Rohr should be crucified for Nigeria's struggles, not Balogun
12:01 Saturday 6th July 2019

Leon Balogun needs to find himself. Hopefully, he does it before the 2019 African Cup of Nations is over. While the light-skinned Nigerian battles his demons, fans of Nigeria can’t seem to give him a breather. His manager, meanwhile,…

Afcon
What's wrong with Nigeria's attack?
12:00 Friday 5th July 2019

The 2019 African Cup of Nations group stage is complete. The Round of 16 begins today. All of the top nations arrived at the party.  The Super Eagles of Nigeria remain among the favourites to claim the title despite a shocking group…

Afcon
Will a blunt attack cost Nigeria the AFCON?
08:00 Monday 24th June 2019

It has been a busy year so far. Hasn't it? From the domestic leagues to Europe, international competition rolled in immediately with the Copa America, AFCON and Gold Cup. The women are on show, too, at the World Cup in France. Football…

Afcon
Can this be a West African AFCON?
15:00 Wednesday 5th June 2019

The African Cup of Nations is nearly upon us. Countries from West Africa have risen to the fore in the competition in the last decade or so. Although defending champions Cameroon had something to say about that last time out, one wonders if…

Spain
Samuel Chukwueze: Africa's next La Liga star
09:00 Saturday 17th November 2018

There was a time England's Premier League didn't appeal to Africans. Except for a few wild tourists, the Spanish Primera Division was a fortress. Samuel Eto'o, Fredrick Kanoute and Seydou Keita, were the end of an era. Now…

Championship
Should Leeds United sign Emmanuel Emenike
15:00 Sunday 23rd September 2018

Leeds United is on a mission. The Premier League's the ultimate goal. England's second-tier was entirely White after eight rounds. Birmingham splashed a bit of blue on the canvas with a shocking 2-1 defeat at Elland Road Saturday.…

Afcon
AFCON 2019: Five key nations
17:00 Friday 7th September 2018

We’re in that abridged period when FIFA presses pause on club football to promote a larger form of tribalism. UEFA starts the Nations league to replace meaningless friendlies. Four spots in the Euros are up for grabs. Africa has serious…

Premier League
How can Leicester City get the best from Ahmed Musa?
15:00 Monday 2nd July 2018

Ahmed Musa has been a ghost at Leicester City. The Nigeria international vanished more often than not in this season's first stanza. If not for Russia, there still wouldn't be any trace of him. Six months at CSKA Moscow proved…

World Cup
World Cup Group D: Super Eagles fly unfriendly skies against La Albiceleste
12:30 Tuesday 26th June 2018

Four times the Super Eagles of Nigeria has faced Argentina in the World Cup group stage. Four times they’ve lost. Once beaten twice shy, they say, what can the Eagles say about four? Still, all is not lost. At least not yet.…

World Cup
World Cup Group D: Can Iceland keep the Super Eagles of Nigeria trapped in phone booth?
09:30 Friday 22nd June 2018

Every group at the World Cup has that one team that no one expects to go through. In Group A it’s Saudi Arabia. For Group B Iran. Australia would surprise themselves if they make it past Group C. For Group D, however, Nigeria and Iceland…