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10 Prominent Siblings In Nigeria Football

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The lucrative nature of the round leather game has lift many homes out of slumps, abject poverty has it has enriched families whose children pursued a career in the game of football.S

Nigeria football particularly has seen siblings make names with the round leather game and below are these siblings who are and have graced the big stage in Nigeria football.

1.Ikechukwu & Kalu Uche
The Uche brothers are two siblings who made name in Nigeria football within the country and outside the shores as they went ahead to don the National team colours.

Kalu Uche who is an elder brother to Ikechukwu plied his trade with Almeria,Espanyol, Levante, Puna City and host of other Clubsides whilst Ikechukwu plied his trade with Villareal, Malaga, Zaragoza and host of other top Clubsides.

2. Kelechi & Chidera NWAKALI
The Nwakali brother’s rose to prominence from different sets of the Nigeria U17 teams.

Chidiebere Nwakali who is a senior brother to Kelechi plays as an attacking midfielder and plied his trade with Manchester City, IK Start, Malaga B and host of other top Clubsides in Europe while Kelechi who currently plays for Huesca in the Spanish Segunda division plays as well as an attacking midfielder.

3. Kanu & Ogbonnaya Nwankwo

The Nwankwo brothers made name in Nigeria football during their active days but Kanu was well known than the later as the Arsenal striker made name in the English Premier league.

Ogbonnaya plied his trade with Lugano, Top OSS, Alaves and other big Clubsides.

4. Sunday & Azubuike Oliseh
The Oliseh brothers equally carved a niche in Nigeria football tho Sundays ranks as they well known amongst the two siblings as he featured for Juventus in Italian Seria A and came back to coach the Nigeria National team.

5. Okiemute & Marshall Odah
The two siblings are currently enjoying their active career days. The later currently plays for Abia Warriors in the Nigeria topflight league as a goalkeeper whilst the former is currently Plying his trade in the Turkish topflight league as a striker

6. Ogbonnaya & Anthony Okemmiri
The Okemmiri brothers paid their dues in Nigeria football as they are well known. Ogbonnaya who played as a defender was known for his use of one eye to play competitive football, something which was rare and he went further to win the CAF champions league with Enyimba Int’l.

Anthony Currently plies his trade with Nigeria professional football league outfit, Abia Warriors.

7. John & Ebere Obi
The Obi brothers ranks amongst household names in Nigeria football, John Mikel Obi who is a senior sibling to Ebere Obi played in top European leagues as a Midfielder and captained the Nigeria National team whilst the other plied his trade in the local scene with Heartland FC.

8. Emmanuel & Kingsley Amuneke
The Imo State born siblings carved a niche for their self in Nigeria football. Amuneke who played for FC Barcelona bagged Africa best player was more prominent than his brother, Kingsley who plied his trade in Belgium and Sweden.

Emmanuel later came back and took charge of the Nigeria U17 team that latter won the youth world cup.

9. John & Peter Utaka
The Utaka brothers were not left out as they made impact in the Nigeria football and National team. John Utaka is currently a coach whilst his brother, Peter Utaka is currently Plying in the Japanese league.

10. Anthony & Dickson Nwakaeme
The Nwakaeme brothers who plays as striker’s are enjoying their active days in Turkish topflight league and Malaysian topflight league.

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Seamoriow FC Shines Bright in Thrilling Victory Against Leads United FC.

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In a gripping showdown at the Seamoriow Sports Complex earlier today, Seamoriow FC once again showcased their prowess on the field, clinching a sensational 4-3 triumph over Leads United FC.

The match, marked by breathtaking goals and intense moments, kept fans from the neighbourhood who saw the game on the edge of their seats until the final whistle.

The action-packed encounter saw Seamoriow’s Paul Salako setting the tone early with a stunning goal in the 15th minute, swiftly followed by Saka’s precise strike from a low angled shot in the 20th minute. Akinjide Johnson further fueled the team’s momentum with a good finish in the 29th minute, leaving the opposition reeling. Despite a valiant effort from Leads United FC, Adeshina Lekan’s penalty in the 62nd minute sealed the victory for Seamoriow FC.

Reacting to the exhilarating win, the Chairman/Proprietor of Seamoriow FC expressed immense pride in the team’s performance, stating, “We are thrilled by this victory, which is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our players. Our commitment to nurturing young talent remains unwavering, and we are actively expanding our scouting network to unearth passionate individuals who embody the spirit of Seamoriow FC. Our ultimate goal is to provide promising Nigerian talents with a platform to shine and pursue successful careers in football, and we are determined to attract the best talent from across the nation.”

Seamoriow FC will next take on Breeding Professionals FA at the Legacy Practise pitch on Sunday, 25th of February in preparation for the Africa Selected All Stars Scouting Tournament the club will be participating in billed for 26th – 28th February at the practice pitch, Surulere, Lagos

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ABIA Warriors Vs Remo Stars: CEO Banana Island Offers Free Bus To Fans On Sunday

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The Banana Island CEO, Mr Francis Chilaka, will provide free bus to Abia Warriros fans, who come out en mass to support the team as they host Remo Stars Football Club at the Enyimba FC Stadium on Sunday.

Following the Umuahia township stadium ban by the League Organizers, the Umuahia based will welcome the ‘Sky Blue Stars’ in their temporary home stadium in Aba in one of the Matchday 20 fixtures billed for the weekend.

“Playing away from your traditional home ground can be difficult in football but we’re planning to make it a home away from home for the Abia Warriros with our usual support”

“The free bus will ensure the fans will be on the stands to cheer the team this will be added advantage for the team playing at its temporary home ground”

“Efforts has been made by the Club Chairman, Chief John Obuh, to return the team back to Umuahia soonest as their has been steady progress in work on the playing turf as well on the stadium environs”

“Before we return back to Umuahia, the team needs to bounce back to winning ways and that’s why the fans will be present to ginger their spirit “ he concluded.

Mr. Francis Chilaka who doubles as a Board member of the Abia Warriors management has been in the frontline in ensuring massive support for the Umuahia warlords as he offers different kinds of moral and financial support to the Abia Warriors team.

Amongst the contingent moving from Umuahia to Aba for the crunchy fixture is Chairman Abia State House Member on Sports, Hon. Chinasa Abiola, as well as other well meaning Abians.

When the games gets underway in ABA on Sunday, Abia Warriros who lost to Remo Stars on Matchday 19 will be out to make up for the lost points when the trade tackles on Matchday 20 in the first game of the league second round.

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NPFL Youth League: The Abia Warriors Boys Were Brave Enough- Francis Chilaka

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Abia Warriors Board member and football enthusiast, Francis Chilaka, has thumbed up Abia Warrior’s Under-17 lads for their bravery following their 2-2 stalemate against city neighbors, Enyimba International Under-17, in it’s first game in the South-East, zone of the on-going NPFL youth league in Enugu State.

The popular philanthropist and business guru who has been in the Coal City with the team affirmed the boys resilience which earned the team a point in the keenly contested fixture.

“It’s a derby game and the fixture lived up to it’s billing as the two young lads displayed their football artistry”

“Kudos to the boys, Abia Warriros, for their efforts as there is more room for improvement going into the next game”

In the excited fixture which ended in a stalemate, Abia Warriors side were the side who stole the show as they came with a late goal to steal headline in the fixture watched by NPFL dignitaries.

To earn the South-East slot to the National level, Abia Warriors Under-17 in it’s subsequent games will trade tackless with Heartland, Rangers Under-17 sides

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