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5 players who can breathe life into Nigeria national team

With the 2022 World Cup qualifiers some weeks away, it's time for Gernot Rohr to rebuild his squad. Ademetan Abayomi picks five players that need to be part of a new look Super Eagles. 5. Daniel Akpeyi - Kaizer Chiefs Maduka Okoye has made the Nigeria number one jersey his own over the past few months, but the Sparta Rotherdam stopper has come up short in some games.

  1 year ago ago
5 players who can breathe life into Nigeria national team

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Jay Jay Okocha Was a Role Model to These 5 Talented Footballers

1. Ronaldinho Okocha and Ronaldinho were teammates at French club PSG. At that time, Ronaldinho was still an up-and-coming player, while Jay Jay was already an 'established' player. So obviously Ronaldinho learnt a lot from his 'master' JayJay. And he didn't dispute that, as the Brazilian legend, in an interview, made mention of Okocha as the only No 10 he ever admired. 2. Neymar In his days as a player, Okocha popularized the football trick known as "rainbow flick." Brazil and PSG star Neymar followed his footsteps,

  2 years ago ago
Jay Jay Okocha Was a Role Model to These 5 Talented Footballers

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Brazil football star told me he grew up liking Nigeria players because of Austin Jay Jay Okocha

Nigeria and Istanbul Basaksehir midfielder Azubuike Okechukwu has made it known that Brazilian national team star Robinho told him he was one of former Nigeria super eagles great footballer Austin Jay Jay Okocha's admirer and he has learned many things from the former Paris Saint Germain midfielder. The former Manchester city and Real Madrid star stated that Okocha was a great player that many players like him grew up watching and he has taught them how to use football like dribbling and many other things.

  2 years ago ago
Brazil football star told me he grew up liking Nigeria players because of Austin Jay Jay Okocha

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Nigerian midfielder has joined his 3rd European club in 3 years on a season-long loan

Azubuike Okechukwu is a former Nigerian under-23 football player who captained the Nigerian under-23 side. He was born in Katsina, Nigeria. He was born on 19 April 1997. In 2019, he joined Rizespor on loan from an Egyptian club, Pyramids football club. He played some matches for his Turkish club but was later loaned out because he failed to impress.

  1 year ago ago
Nigerian midfielder has joined his 3rd European club in 3 years on a season-long loan

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REVEALED: How Former Real Madrid star learned football tricks from Super Eagles legend

Super Eagles midfielder, Azubuike Okechukwu reveals how Nigerian football legend Austin 'Jay-Jay' Okocha had a positive influence on former Real Madrid star Robson de Souza popularly known as Robinho football career. Okechukwu and the 36-year-old are teammates at Turkish club İstanbul Başakşehir and in a recent interview on Channels Television he revealed how the Brazilian confessed he learned some football tricks from the Super Eagles legend. "Watching Robinho on television as I did some years ago is di

  2 years ago ago
REVEALED: How Former Real Madrid star learned football tricks from Super Eagles legend

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Super Eagles star reveals plan to stop Pogba and Rashford ahead of his club clash with Man U in UCL

Super Eagles of Nigeria star Azubuike Okechukwu has revealed the plan of his club (Turkish Super League Champions Istanbul Basaksehir), to stop Manchester United stars Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, and the rest from winning when the two teams meet in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday in Turkey. The former Nigeria under 23 captain who is currently on his way to recovery from injury won't be participating in the game, but he said his team is planning towards stopping the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Red Devils.

  2 years ago ago
Super Eagles star reveals plan to stop Pogba and Rashford ahead of his club clash with Man U in UCL

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Super Eagles star shares photos of himself celebrating Turkish Super Lig title with Robinho

Nigeria international Azubuike Okechukwu has emerged the 2019-2020 Turkish league champion with his club Istanbul Basaksehir. Azubuike Okechukwu and his teammates sealed the the league with a 1 - 0 win over Kayserispor on Sunday. It was the last game of the season and Istanbul Basaksehir made sure the got the job done, irrespective of the results between the second placed Trabzonspor and Konyaspor. Mahmut Tekdemir netted the winner in the 19th minute for Basaksehir and Edin Vusca misses glorious opportunity

  2 years ago ago
Super Eagles star shares photos of himself celebrating Turkish Super Lig title with Robinho

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Super Eagles star came from the bench to inspire his team to a 1-0 League victory

Super Eagles of Nigeria midfielder Azubuike Okechukwu was on action for Aykut Kocaman led Istanbul Basaksehir football club of Turkey on Thursday evening, as they defeated Kasimpasa FC 1-0, in the week 34 of the Turkish Super Lig.The Nigerian international who has not been able to get enough playing time since the beginning of the season due to injury was introduced from the bench, and he was able to impress after being introduced.

  1 year ago ago
Super Eagles star came from the bench to inspire his team to a 1-0 League victory

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Nigerian Super Agent Reveals Why European Clubs Do Not Trust African Players

Licensed football agent with the world Football governing body FIFA and players and club intermediary with the Nigeria Football Federation, the Canadian Soccer Association, the Finnish Football League and the Turkish Football League Mr Segun Ogunbayo has highlighted reasons why most European dealers do not regard African players. In an interview with Journalists on WhatsApp group Let's Gist Naija, the licensed Football intermediary revealed that clubs abroad have lost interest in the system in Africa, addin

  2 years ago ago
Nigerian Super Agent Reveals Why European Clubs Do Not Trust African Players

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Nigerian footballers who can still win league titles in Europe this season

With leagues across Europe resuming after the coronavirus-enforced break, a number of Nigerian stars will continue the race for the league title with their respective clubs. In this piece, Complete Sports' Sulaiman Alao profiles the Nigerians who might still emerge league winners alongside Belgium-based duo of David Okerere and Emmanuel Dennis who are already crowned as Pro League Champions with Club Brugge... TURKEY Anthony Nwakaeme (Trabzonspor), Azubuike Okechukwu (Istanbul Basaksehir), Henry Onyekuru (G

  2 years ago ago
Nigerian footballers who can still win league titles in Europe this season

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Remember Azubuike Okechukwu?, Nigerian U23 Captain, See Why He Never Rose To Fame

Azubuike Okechukwu was born 19 April 1997, Kastina, Nigeria, he hails from Nigeria, he is a Nigerian professional footballer, he plays the Mid field position, he was the U23 Super Eagles team captain, he lead his team to victory in 2015 AFCON, which was hosted by Senegal, and they won Algeria to win the 2015 AFCON U23 cup. Here we are going to know the the Super Eagles Captain never rose to fame. Azubuike Okechukwu made a very big impact in the AFCON U23 tournament, he came out on top as the overall best player

  2 years ago ago
Remember Azubuike Okechukwu?, Nigerian U23 Captain, See Why He Never Rose To Fame

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Meet Nigerian Player Who Made History After Winning League Title With European Giants

Nigerian midfielder Azubuike Okechukwu is one of the names in the history books of Turkish's Istanbul Basaksehir after the Midfielder played a role in helping the Super Lig Side to win their first ever Turkish Super Lig title. The 23-year old former Bayelsa United captain joined Basaksehir on loan from Egyptian side Pyramid FC in January. With only one game to spare in the season in Turkey, Istanbul Baseksehir were named the new champions thanks to their 1-0 win on Sunday, July 19, over Kayserispor. Basaksehir's

  2 years ago ago
Meet Nigerian Player Who Made History After Winning League Title With European Giants

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Ighalo, Sanusi and other Nigerians that will feature in the Champions League this season.

The 2020/21 champions league group stage begins today across Europe with some exciting encounters, the number one UEFA club competition remains a dream of every player to feature in. Here are Nigerian players who will be turning out with there respective teams in this season's competition. Odion Ighalo The Nigerian and his Manchester United teammates travel away to face Paris Saint-Germain this evening. Ighalo will be hoping for some minutes to help the Red Devil's get pass the group stage. Zaidu Sanusi The

  2 years ago ago
Ighalo, Sanusi and other Nigerians that will feature in the Champions League this season.

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Super Eagles star guides his team to a 5-1 League Cup victory

Super Eagles star Azubuike Okechukwu shines for Okan Buruk led Istanbul Basaksehir, as they defeated Tuzlaspor FC 5-1 in the Turkey Cup at Tuzla Belediyesi Stadi in Turkey. The Nigerian international who has been striving to get back to his best form since returning from injury was given a starting role in the team's Midfield alongside Giuliano and Danijel Aleksic, and they were all fantastic for the Turkish Super League Champions, in their heavy victory. Former Chelsea star Demba Ba opened scoring for the away

  1 year ago ago
Super Eagles star guides his team to a 5-1 League Cup victory

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See What Nigerian Midfielder Revealed About Playing Alongside Former British Transfer Record Holder

Nigerian midfield player, Azubuike Okechukwu has expressed his delight while playing alongside Robson de Souza, more commonly known as Robinho,  the Brazilian football icon at his Turkish side Istanbul Başakşehir. The 22 year-old told Channels Television via Skype from his base in Turkey.    "For me I think it's different someone you grew up watching playing in the highest level like madrid and manchester city. "Now playing with him is amazing, something's you stop and watch him do some tricks in train

  2 years ago ago
See What Nigerian Midfielder Revealed About Playing Alongside Former British Transfer Record Holder

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Nigerian Midfielder Remembers Octopus Paul, Predicts Better Life After Coronavirus

By Femi Fasetire A Nigerian midfielder based in Turkey has taken his mind back to the mysterious and uncanny accurate predictions of the results of football matched by a German octopus named Paul, which he is now using as a reference point for the expectation of better days ahead for him and his fans in the aftermath of the currently ravaging coronavirus pandemic. With partial lifting in Lagos and Abuja of the total lockdown that was caused by coronavirus, also known as COVID-19 (i.e. coronavirus disease 20

  2 years ago ago
Nigerian Midfielder Remembers Octopus Paul, Predicts Better Life After Coronavirus

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Europa League Draws: Sporting test for Dream Team captain as Dennis face Red Devils

The draws for the Round of 32 UEFA Europa League released on Monday came with mixed feelings for Nigerian players involved.  While some may be confident of leading their teams to the next stage, others can't confidently say so.  Nigeria's Dream Team captain, Azubuike Okechukwu will have his hands full with his club Instabul Basaksehir with a tough draw against European league veterans Sporting Lisbon.  The Turkish who saw off stern test from the group comprising AS Roma, Borussia Monchegladback in the gr

  3 years ago ago
Europa League Draws: Sporting test for Dream Team captain as Dennis face Red Devils

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Former U23 Captain Reveals Jay-Jay Okocha Influence On Ex-Man City Star Robinho

Former Nigeria U-23 Eagles captain Azubuike Okechukwu has made an interesting revelation about the influence of Nigeria football icon Austin 'Jay-Jay' Okocha on former Real Madrid and Manchester City forward Robinho. Okechukwu is teammates with the Brazilian at Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir and spoke to Channels Television on Wednesday how he relates with the South American and how Okocha came into the picture. "Watching Robinho on television as I did some years ago is different from playing with him a

  2 years ago ago
Former U23 Captain Reveals Jay-Jay Okocha Influence On Ex-Man City Star Robinho

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Azubuike tests negative for coronavirus

Azubuike tests negative for coronavirus İstanbul Basaksehir and Nigeria midfielder, Azubuike Okechukwu, has tested negative for the coronavirus. The Turkish Super Lig side decided to have all players of the team, technical crew and staff tested after the spread of the coronavirus pandemic which had led to the league being postponed indefinitely. According to a statement from the club’s medical team, the entire samples taken out for the COVID-19 test returned negative to the delight of the team. “There

  2 years ago ago
Azubuike tests negative for coronavirus

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How we missed out on Tokyo 2020 - Azubuike

Nigeria were the defending champions going into that tournament in Egypt - the U23 Africa Cup of Nations and were dubbed as one of the favorites to either defend their title or at least finish in the the top 3, that would have at least guaranteed the team a ticket to the football event of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games which has now been postponed till next year due to Covid 19 pandemic that has disrupted a whole lot of events across the globe. The U23 captain, Azubuike Okechukwu had led his side to winning t

  2 years ago ago
How we missed out on Tokyo 2020 - Azubuike