THE AIM IS TO SHOW THE WORLD WHAT I CAN DO AT THIS LEVEL- VICTOR OSIMHEN

Newly signed Lille Metropole Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen says he has always aimed for the top, adding that he is willing to show he can compete in any top League.

The Former Junior International signed a five year deal with the French Ligue 1 outfit yesterday in a deal worth twelve million Euros.

He said “To God be the glory, I’m glad this is happening, and I can’t wait to show the world what I can do at this level”

“I really can’t wait to start helping my team and start representing my nation Nigeria”.

Many are of the opinion that Osimhen is the French Club’s replacement for Nicholas Pepe who has teamed up with English side Arsenal

LILLE SIGNS OSIMHEN ON A FIVE YEAR DEAL

French Club Lille Metropole have announced the signing of Super Eagles Striker Victor Osimhen from Sporting Charleroi on a five year deal.

The former Junior International has put pen to paper after passing medicals with the Ligue 1 outfit.

Lille on their official Twitter handle said “A big #LOSC welcome to our newest signing, forward Victor Osimhen, who joins us from Sporting Charleroi on a five-year deal!”

Many believe Osimhen is a suitable replacement for Ivorian forward Nicholas Pepe who has moved on to join Arsenal in England.

Osimhen scored 20 goals in all Competitions for Charleroi last season and is expected to better than tally in France due to his current form.

ETEBO REACTS TO VIRAL DEFAMATORY VIDEO

Super Eagles and Stoke City midfielder Oghenekaro Peter Etebo has reacted to the defamatory video making rounds about him.

In a press statement released by the Head of Media and Communication of
Etebo Oghenekaro Peter Foundation, Bayo Adegboyega, the malicious attempt to put the name of the energetic mildfilder into disrepute via the viral video was debunked.

Our attention has been drawn to a perceived sponsored video on Instagram credited to one G- Papa directed at Super Eagles Midfielder Etebo Oghenekaro.

G- Papa in the video claimed Etebo left his roots and forgot everything about Warri, immediately he made money, He also added that the Stoke City man has refused to give back to the club that raised him in Warri, Delta State.

Let me categorically state that the claims of G-Papa are not only false, but Malicious, destructive, defamatory, spiteful, venomous and evil.

There would have been no need for a response, but well meaning Nigerians who Etebo represents deserves to be abreast of some things, they also need to know that Etebo Oghenekaro Peter is a man who respects his roots and will never stop identifying and representing.

Firstly, as regards relocation, every individual has the fundamental right to move at any point in life, without certification from another individual, Etebo is not an exception, He is human.

Another scary thing Nigerians may not know is that one Mr. Joel Okolakpa, popularly known as Noja, the owner of Etebo’s youth team serially and consistently threatened to break Etebo’s legs if he steps into Warri, though Etebo reported to the Police and will not stop visiting Warri, whenever he is in the country, Noja has consistently acted violently due to his own selfish interest and sense of entitlements.

Noja, in 2016 slapped Mr Eddie Ogbemudia, Etebo’s long time ally and representative in Etebo’s family house, when they requested to get the N3m share from the N10M Noja collected from Hon. Kunle Soname for Etebo’s move to CD Fereinse in Portugal, as earlier agreed in Senegal during the Africa Under 23 Cup Of Nations, despite also collecting a Highlander Jeep, Noja refused to pay Etebo till date and won’t stop threatening, basically, Noja feels Etebo is obligated to pay him monthly salaries.

It may shock you to read that Etebo Oghenekaro regularly paid 20 percent of his wages at Warri Wolves to Noja, even after Noja had collected transfer fees from Warri Wolves.

Etebo’s move to Las Palmas in Spain and Stoke City has generated more than a N100m naira for Noja’s club, Lord Honour FC, so I’m shocked to hear that He isn’t buying them jerseys.

Etebo, until recently personally sponsored trips and pay match bonuses to players of the club, as a way of giving back to the roots that brought him up, I really would not know why such a man with a good heart will be a subject of ridicule and attack.

Etebo has prioritised giving back to society, due to the fact that he is also a product of the street, through Etebo Oghenekaro Peter Foundation, which is in Warri, Delta State, He has spent over N30m in his pet project for humanity.

Through this Foundation, Public Schools across Delta State have also benefitted from the benevolence of Etebo, in July 2018, Schools in Delta state were visited by a team from the foundation, led by Etebo himself to distribute school items, in November 2018, more than ten thousand text books and other items were also distributed to another 64 primary Schools in Delta State.

Do I need to also mention the team’s visit to Kids Orphanage homes? Widows of fallen heroes were also reached out to, among other money consuming projects.

Unfortunately, G-Papa obviously was either fed with the wrong information, or decided to be ignorant or bitterly interested in pulling down a pillar of support, he also said that a friend of Etebo had his wedding and He refused to show up, categorically I am stating that the man in question is not even Etebo’s friend, he is actually the team manager of his grassroot club, Mr Omodiagbe Usiaho the relationship existing between them is strictly professional, still at that, Etebo financially sponsored His wedding from the beginning to the end, but couldn’t attend because the following day was his own traditional marriage.

Let me state categorically that the video will not in anyway stop him from touching lives in his own little way, Etebo Oghenekaro loves the street, loves Warri and Delta State as a whole, His parents still resides in Delta State till date, and they represent him daily in reaching out to those in need, Etebo’s close friends can also attest to the fact that He is always available to be of help whenever they call on him

He contributed his quota to the education of a little school girl, Success, who was sent away from school some months back, there are also some assistance he has rendered, just like every other golden hearted individuals, which is better without the media hype.

Few weeks ago, he invited his friends John Ogu and Victor Osimhen to Summer Camp With Etebo sponsored by SpringSoca Academy in Lagos where they played and trained with hundreds of kids.

Etebo Oghenekaro Peter has also confirmed that arrangements are in top gear to stage a grassroot football competition in Warri, Delta State, details will be made public as soon as possible.

Etebo Oghenekaro is hereby restating his resolve and commitment to always identify with his people, he also appreciates everyone who has supported and still supporting his football career one way or the other.

FIDELIS ILECHUKWU, HAKEEM BUSARI PRESENT AT JC INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL ACADEMY COACHING CLINIC


The need to engage grassroots coaches in training, seminars and clinics on the trend of modern day coaching has once again been brought to the fore as a veritable tool for developing Football at the grassroots level.

The needs were highlighted by the Chairman, JC International Football Academy, United States based Dr. Joseph Ogunsanya on Saturday at a coaching clinic in Papalanto, Ewekoro Local Government, Ogun State.

Dr Ogunsaya while reacting to questions from the media as regards his reasons for putting a lot of money, time and resources into the event said “Long time ago, I took a US team to Sweden to play, I fell in love with what I saw in Sweden, kids were camped in a hostel, a very big pitch was in use, and then I decided that I will come up with something like that later in future, that’s the Genesis of the JC International Football Academy”.

“The Second aspect is the coaching clinic, which is strictly for the grassroot coaches, it is the second edition because I knew I need to give something back to Nigeria”.

Dr Ogunsaya who confirmed that the future of any country’s national team begins with imparting knowledge in the grassroots coaches appreciated his Wife for her continuous support since the dream started.

One of the Clinic instructors, Head Coach of MFM FC Fidelis Ilechukwu was full of praises for the organizers, he said he was stunned to know that a gargantuan edifice for sports development was erected in that area.

On the Coaches clinic proper, Fidelis Ilechukwu said “We learn everyday, this is quite huge and massive, I must commend the organizer for the opportunity given, I initially wanted to attend as a classroom student because I believe no knowledge is lost, but then, I learnt a lot as an instructor too”.

“I am quite optimistic that the grassroot coaches have learnt a whole lot, I urge all of them to be patient and take life as it comes”.

Also in attendance were the head coach and assistant coach of Gateway United, Hakeem Busari and Shakiru Lawal and the Chairman Ogun State Football Coaches Association, Mr Olaseinde Bankole among other Football Coaches.

Hakeem Busari also heaped praises on the organizers, adding that “This clinic should come up at least twice a year, it beats my imagination and we have all learnt one thing or the other which will help us going forward”.

After the clinic proper, there was a novelty match between the coaches and players of JC International Academy which ended 1-1 at full time.

N.I.S REFORMATION FC CROWNED CHAMPIONS OF MAIDEN ABEOKUTA YOUTH FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Samson Oke, Charles Smith and Abiodun Oladimeji were all on target as N.I.S Reformation football club of Ijeja clinched the inaugural edition of the Abeokuta youth Football Championship at the expense of Eleven Captain FC of Adigbe after a 3-1 Victory at the Muda Lawal stadium, Asero, Ogun State.

Samson Oke (13) and Charles Smith (23) had put the Ijeja Warriors two goals ahead, only for Onyema Paschal to half the deficit in the 38th minute to give Eleven Captain some glimpse of hope.

Abiodun Oladimeji then put the game beyond the eventual losers with a 41st minute strike.

Earlier in the day, Comprehensive Academy of Irepodun beat Ajegunle Boys to a third place finish with a 1-0 Victory at the same venue.

A giant Trophy was presented to the eventual champions, while medals were also distributed.

Individual awards including the top scorer gong, most valuable player and best goalkeeper were also given.

In attendance were former chairman house committee on sports, Ogun State House Of Assembly, Hon. Allen Taylor, the President of Freelance and Independent Broadcasters Association Of Nigeria FIBAN, Comrade Desmond Nwachukwu, Chairman, sports writer Association of Nigeria, Ogun State chapter, Alhaji Hakeem Akintunde, his OGTV counterpart Bunmi Adigun among others.

The Championship was put together by Breezing Rivers Entertainment, in conjunction with Sweet FM

N.I.S REFORMATION FC CROWNED CHAMPIONS OF MAIDEN ABEOKUTA YOUTH FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Samson Oke, Charles Smith and Abiodun Oladimeji were all on target as N.I.S Reformation football club of Ijeja clinched the inaugural edition of the Abeokuta youth Football Championship at the expense of Eleven Captain FC of Adigbe after a 3-1 Victory at the Muda Lawal stadium, Asero, Ogun State.

Samson Oke (13) and Charles Smith (23) had put the Ijeja Warriors two goals ahead, only for Onyema Paschal to half the deficit in the 38th minute to give Eleven Captain some glimpse of hope.

Abiodun Oladimeji then put the game beyond the eventual losers with a 41st minute strike.

Earlier in the day, Comprehensive Academy of Irepodun beat Ajegunle Boys to a third place finish with a 1-0 Victory at the same venue.

A giant Trophy was presented to the eventual champions, while medals were also distributed.

Individual awards including the top scorer gong, most valuable player and best goalkeeper were also given.

In attendance were former chairman house committee on sports, Ogun State House Of Assembly, Hon. Allen Taylor, the President of Freelance and Independent Broadcasters Association Of Nigeria FIBAN, Comrade Desmond Nwachukwu, Chairman, sports writer Association of Nigeria, Ogun State chapter, Alhaji Hakeem Akintunde, his OGTV counterpart Bunmi Adigun among others.

The Championship was put together by Breezing Rivers Entertainment, in conjunction with Sweet FM

KANO PILLARS WINS 2019 AITEO CUP AT THE EXPENSE OF NIGER TORNADOES


Kano Pillars Football Club have won the 2019 Nigeria’s Cup Competition now referred to as the AITEO Cup.

The Nigeria Professional Football League runners up defeated Niger Tornadoes 5-4 on penalties at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna.

Pillars looked like the team to draw the first blood, but all their efforts were too no avail even with captain Rabiu Alli linking up well with Nyima Nwagwa upfront.

Tornadoes also had their chances, but were unable to connect in the final third.

Pillars, last year’s losing finalists could not break the resilience of Tornadoes, losing finalists two years ago in regulation time and had to win via shootout, after regulation time ended goalless, they will go home with twenty five million Naira, being prize money.

In the female version, Nasarawa Amazons defeated holders Rivers Angels also on penalties and will go home with the ten million naira prize money.