Efangwu Goziem Ekoku is a former Nigerian Super Eagles striker, who is currently an English football commentator. As a professional footballer, he played for Sutton United, Wimbledon, Grasshoppers, AFC Bournemouth, Norwich City, Sheffield Wednesday and Dublin City. He secured coaching licences from FA (Football Association) and UEFA, after his retirement.
Footballers are role models to so many, people aspire and work hard to be just like them. It is also fascinating to take a glance at their lives, and know how they live outside the football pitch. In this article, we will be looking at some popular footballers that became parents while they were still teenagers.
Super Eagles of Nigeria prospect Arnaut Danjuma was the hero for Spanish Laliga Santander giants Villarreal football club on Sunday evening, as he netted a brace to guide them to a remarkable 2-0 victory over Real Betis FC. The former AFC Bournemouth star was given another starting role by coach Unai Emery, following his outstanding performance for the club in the UEFA Champions League against Manchester United FC on Wednesday, and he was able to impress again.
Nigerian-born striker and Dutch professional footballer, Arnaut Danjuma was in action yesterday for Villarreal in their first game of the new UEFA Champions League season against Atalanta at the Estadio de la Ceramica. The 24 years old dazzler who joined the Spanish La Liga Santander giant this summer transfer started the game from the bench due to tactical reason but was introduced in the 61st minutes for Boulaye Dia, and he was able to impress yet again.
The UEFA Champions League is the biggest football club competition in the world, it is the coming together of the best-performing football clubs in Europe. Every professional football player wants to play in this tournament because many people watch it. The first week of the UEFA Champions League has come and gone, some Nigerian footballers took part in it, but it was the first time for these footballers.
1. David Brooks Yesterday, it was reported that Bournemouth midfielder David Brooks has been diagnosed with cancer. The 24-year-old who represented Wales during the international break revealed that he has stage 2 Hodgkin lymphoma, which is a cancer of the immune system. The diagnosis was made possible by the medical team of the Welsh national team.
Super Eagles prospect Dominic Solanke continues his impressive goal scoring form for AFC Bournemouth on Saturday evening, as he netted a brace in their 2-2 draw against against Blackpool FC in the week 4 of the English Championship. The former Liverpool star was given another starting role by coach Scott Parker, after netting a goal in his team's last match and he was able to impress again.
Chelsea had a scintillating end of last season, as they won the UEFA Champions League, after defeating Manchester City in the final 1-0. Chelsea also defeated UEFA Europa League winner, Villareal, in the UEFA Super Cup via penalties, as both teams played out a 1-1 draw after extra time.
One way that football fans make jest of Arsenal fans is their lack of trophies, to avoid the continuation of this banter, the club is spending well in the transfer market. Their latest signing is Aaron Ramsdale who last played for Sheffield United. Ramsdale is very talented, he won the awards for Sheffield United Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year last season.
4 Footballers who have been capped once by European teams but are still eligible to play for Nigeria
Nigeria is considered to be one of the major exporter of football talents to the rest of the World. For the past 50 or more years, Nigerian footballers have left the country to ply their trade in other countries in Europe. The increase movement of Nigerians abroad has created a scenario were some stay there for long and end up taking different Sporting nationality.
Billy Gilmour's loan move to Norwich City this term wasn't what him or Chelsea would have expected so far. Norwich City are yet to win a single match this campaign except in the round two of the carabao cup against championship side, AFC Bournemouth three weeks ago.
Spanish Laliga Santander giant Villarreal football club have completed the signing of Super Eagles prospect Arnaut Danjuma from English Championship side AFC Bournemouth on a five years deal. Arnaut Danjuma was announced as Villarreal FC's new player on Thursday morning, and he has joined his new teammates in training ahead of this weekend's game.
All teams currently playing in the EPL have been relegated from the top flight at some point in their history. People born in 1952 would have realized only two - Arsenal and Everton – have been in the top flight ever since. Liverpool was last relegated to the Second Division of the Football League in 1953–54 and stayed there for eight years.
Arsenal would be aiming to secure their first win of the Premier League season as they face 19th placed Norwich City at Emirates stadium. Arsenal coach, Mikel Arteta has had a very disappointing start to the Premier League season. A frustrating 2-0 defeat to newly promoted Brentford side, 2-0 defeat to Chelsea FC at Stamford Bridge and a 5-0 thrashing by Manchester City at Etihad stadium have culminated in Arsenal's infamous start to the Premier League season.
Nigerian-born dazzler and former AFC Bournemouth star, Arnaut Danjuma was in action on Wednesday night for Villarreal in their 5th league game of the Spanish La Liga against Elche at the Estadio de la Ceramica. The 24 years old Dutch professional footballer was handed a role to play in his team's starting XI following his outstanding performance for the club in their previous game and he was able to shine.
Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere was spotted in training with the Arsenal first team during the international break. Wilshere left Arsenal to join West Ham United in 2018 after his contract expired. He is one of the best players Arsenal academy has produced. He scored 7 goals in 125 appearances for Arsenal.
Nigerian-born youngster Andrew Omobamidele was exceptional for Norwich City football club of England on Tuesday night, as he guided them to a remarkable 6-0 victory over AFC Bournemouth in the League Cup. The 19 years old was given a starting role by his coach and he was able to impress, as he played a vital role in their convincing victory.
Spanish Laliga Santander giants Villarreal football club have announced the signing of Lagos-born striker Arnaut Danjuma from English Championship club-side AFC Bournemouth on a five years deal, for the region of £20 million. The striker has been seriously linked with a move away from AFC Bournemouth since the end of last season, and he has finally joined the UEFA Europa League defending Champions.
Villarreal football club of Spain winger and former AFC Bournemouth star, Arnaut Danjuma was in action yesterday for Netherlands in their 8th game of the Group G FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Gibraltar at the de Kuip. The Lagos-born prolific winger started the game from the bench having just made his return to the squad for the first time since 2018 when he had two caps for the OnsOranje.
Nigerian-born striker and former AFC Bournemouth football club of England star, Arnaut Danjuma was in action on Wednesday night for Villarreal in their second game of the Group F UEFA Champions League ties against Manchester United at the Old Trafford. The football maestro was handed a role to play in his team's starting XI following his outstanding performance for the club in their previous game and he was able to shine.