1. NPFL: Super Eagles defender Joins Akwa United

The 28-year-old parted ways with Scottish side Hearts on mutual consent back in 2017 after he was declared surplus to requirements and he has been unattached since then.

Akwa United identified the AFCON 2013 winning defender as a possible replacement for Gabriel Wassa, who is on the verge of joining his former boss Abdu Maikaba at Plateau United.

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2. An evening with Amaju Pinnick

Last Thursday night, Amaju Pinnick was an initial reluctant guest on The Sports Parliament, a weekly television show that I anchor on NTA alongside sports gurus drawn from a pool of 18 members that constitute the parliament. By the time the programme ended at midnight, he had become a happier man.


Unknown to him, the parliament had invited him, not to criticize, castigate, or even question him, but to, unsolicited, celebrate and recognize a man that had gone where no one else had in the history of football administration in Nigeria.

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3. Ighalo laments missing Bafana clash

Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo has expressed disappointment over missing the Cameroon 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa on November 17.

Odion Ighalo

The former Watford striker, who has been replaced by Galatasaray forward Henry Onyekuru, is another major injury casualty for coach Gernot Rohr’s side after the loss of first-choice goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, who has also been replaced by Enyimba goalkeeper Theophilus Afelokhai. Turkey-based midfielder Ogenyi Onazi is also out injured.

4. Nigeria legend Jay-Jay Okocha challenges South African footballers to move to Germany rather than England

Okocha is in South Africa as an ambassador of the German premier league, looking to inspire youngsters to follow in his footsteps when he moved to Europe at the age of 17.

The retired former attacking midfielder had been playing in his homeland alongside former Orlando Pirates goalkeeper William Okpara, before he took the initiative to visit Germany in 1990 after they had won the FIFA World Cup.

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5. NFF celebrates Etebo on his 23rd birthday

Footballlive.ng can report that the former Warri Wolves star currently on the books of English championship side Stoke City also received a birthday shout out from the Nigeria Football Federation on his birthday through an official tweet on the Super Eagles official Twitter handle. “Let’s all send in our birthday wishes as we wish this strong midfield maestro a year full of celebrations. Gbosa to @etebo_karo


Stoke City also celebrated the Nigerian international saying, “Happy Birthday Peter Etebo! Our Nigerian international @etebo_karo turns 23 today… let’s hope he celebrates it in style, with a large contingent of Potters supporters, at the City Ground tomorrow.” The Potters will tomorrow face Queen Park Rangers at home before the international break.

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