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AFCON 2021: Augustine Eguavoen, Charting A New Course For Indigenous Coaches

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Prior to the commencement of the 33rd edition of Africa most prestigious tournament, African Cup Of Nations, the Nigeria Senior National team popularly known as”The Super Eagles” were dealt with a big blow following the sack it’s Franco-German tactician, Gernot Rohr, and the impromptu withdrawal of it’s key players from the AFCON squad owing to various degree of reasons.

Following Gernot Rohr sack and the African Cup of Nations competition in view, Nigeria Ex-International, Augustine Eguavoen, by virtue of being the Federation, Technical Director, was drafted in as the Interim Head Coach of the Super Eagles team whilst the Federation hunt for a substantive Head Coach continued.

Coach Augustine Eguavoen leading the Super Eagles team for their quest for it’s (4) AFCON glory in the AFCON 2021 sprang up a divide amongst Nigeria Football enthusiasts, analysts and Pundits with all having their various reasons.

Reasons why an indigenous Coach should be incharge of the team heading into the AFCON and why a foreign gaffer should be appointed to lead the Nigeria Senior National team side.

Against all odds, Coach Augustine Eguavoen, current exploits and feats in the on-going African Cup Of Nations is said to be the charting of a new course for Indigenous Nigerian Coaches.

The former Nigeria Ex-international, Augustine Eguavoen, feat with the Super Eagles in the on-going AFCON has shown and proven that their are ‘Genius’ amongst Nigerian Coaches, indigenous Coaches who has the ability to be in charge of the Nigeria Senior National team.

In it’s first match in the on-going AFCON, Coach Augustine Eguavoen tutored side acheived the unthinkable with it’s slim and dominate (1-0) win against the Egyptian National team.

Coach Augustine Eguavoen tutored side went ahead to prove it’s critics wrong, critics who believes that his feat against stars studded Egyptian team was a fluke.

The highly experienced gaffer went ahead to still prove it’s critics wrong with it’s resounding (3-1) win against the Sudanese Senior National team side and it’s Subsequent (2-0) win against the Guinea-Bissau Senior National team.

For the first time after a long while, Coach Augustine Eguavoen, acheived what many foreign coaches who has been incharge of the Super Eagles team has failed to achieve following it’s advancement into the AFCON 2021 Round of 16 stage without tasting defeat

Excitingly, The Super Eagles brand of play and Current form under Indigenous, Coach Augustine Eguavoen, has won over the hearts of millions of Nigeria football enthusiasts who might have lost faith in the Super Eagles team all the years the team was been handled by imported Coaches.

Assembling a crack squad within a short notice and leading the team into the competition next round on a winning streak has thus proven that there are tactically experienced indigenous Coaches who can perform way above any imported Foreign coaches.

The Super Eagles Coach, Augustine Eguavoen, added a new feather to this cap after being named as the competition Best Coach by the competition Organisers (CAF).

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Nigeria Striker, Leke James Bags Degree In Business Management

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Nigeria forward, Leke Samson James, has completed his Business and Sports Management course at the, University of Hertfordshire in United Kingdom.

James follows in the footstep of former Nigeria International, Seyi Olofinjana, Nigeria Super Eagles midfielder, Ndidi Wilfred as well as Nigeria Super Falcons duo of Rasheedat Ajibade and Uchenna Kanu. who bagged degrees in same discipline.

He started out his career in his native homeland playing for Bridge Boys.

He transferred to Aalesund on 6 January 2012,

On 26 July 2012 he made his first appearance for Aalesund coming on as a substitute at the start of the second half of the game versus Tirana in Europe League scoring twice in Aalesund’s 5–0 win. On 29 July 2012 he made his debut in Tippeligaen and also started his first match, against Stabæk.

Between 2016 and 2017 he played for Chinese club Beijing Enterprises Group in China League One.

On 30 April 2018, Molde FK announced the signing of James on a three-year contract.[2] He got his Molde debut on 26 July 2018 when he came on as a 67th minute substitute in Molde’s 3–0 win against Laçi in the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League second qualifying round. James scored Molde’s third goal in the game

On June 2019, James scored a perfect hat-trick in the first half in Molde’s 4–0 away win against Strømsgodset.[3]He scored with his right foot, left foot and his head and completed his hat-trick in 13 minutes and 45 seconds. On 11 July 2019.

After a short spell in the Saudi Pro League, James joined Süper Lig club Sivasspor on a two-year on 14 July 2021.[6]

On 30 December 2021, James scored two goals in Sivasspor’s 2–1 win over MKE Ankaragücü in the fifth round of the Turkish Cup.[7] Sivasspor would eventually defeat Kayserispor in the final to secure the club its first major honour.[8]

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Bulgarian Cup: Ukaki Success Shines In Botev Plovdiv Quarter-Finals Win.

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Promising Nigerian youngster, Success Ukaki came through with another top performance in the colors of Bulgarian outfit, Botev Plovdiv, as he shone like a million stars in the keenly contested quarter-finals fixture between Botev Plovdiv and Spartak Varna in the Bulgarian cup.

Arriving from FDC Vista, Ukaki within a short term has continued to garner minutes of action under his belt as he delivered excellently haven started against Spartak Varna in the Bulgarian Cup quarterfinals.

Playing from Right-wing back position, Ukaki was a menace down the channels as he was a major threat offensively and still kept it solid defensively.

Ukaki and his Botev Plovdiv side squared up for a tricky clash in the quarter finals of the Bulgarian cup haven been drawn to trade tackles with Spartak Varna.

Spartak Varna has their quest for glory put to a litmus test haven been drawn to face top ranking Botev Plovdiv side away from home in the quarterfinals.

First half of the exciting fixture had Botev Plovdiv establishing a 1-0 lead at half time courtesy of Nigerian striker, Samuel Akere 22nd minute goal.

On return for the second half, Akere continued from where he stopped and this time provided assist for Popov.I 72nd minute goal which doubled Botev Plovdiv lead.

Spartak Varna fought back only to get a consolation goal which wasn’t enough to cause upset for Botev Plovdiv

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Bulgarian Cup: Red-hot Samuel Akere Scores, Bags Assist As Botev Plovdiv Edge Spartak Varna

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Highly rated Nigerian winger, Samuel Akere, was the hero for Bulgarian outfit, Botev Plovdiv, as he scored and recorded assist to inspire Botev Plovdiv to a 2-1 win against Spartak Varna in quarter-finals played today in the Bulgarian cup.

Unarguably one of Botev Plovdiv best players, Akere has continued to evolve rapidly as he his exciting performances week in, week out has earned him a starting place in the stars studded Botev Plovdiv team.

Akere and his Botev Plovdiv side squared up for a tricky clash in the quarter finals of the Bulgarian cup haven been drawn to trade tackles with Spartak Varna.

Spartak Varna has their quest for glory put to a litmus test haven been drawn to face top ranking Botev Plovdiv side away from home in the quarterfinals.

First half of the exciting fixture had Botev Plovdiv establishing a 1-0 lead at half time courtesy of Nigerian striker, Samuel Akere 22nd minute goal.

On return for the second half, Akere continued from where he stopped and this time provided assist for Popov.I 72nd minute goal which doubled Botev Plovdiv lead.

Spartak Varna fought back only to get a consolation goal which wasn’t enough to cause upset for Botev Plovdiv

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