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Done Deal: Echegini Joins Juventus

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Juventus (Women) have completed the signing of highly rated Super Falcons star, Jennifer Echegini from Florida State Seminoles.

Juventus is delighted to announce the signing of Jennifer “Joe” Echegini, the latest addition to Joe Montemurro’s Juventus Women team. The 22-year-old midfielder, born in the Netherlands and raised in England, plays for the Nigeria national team and arrives at Juventus from Florida, in the United States of America. She has signed a contract until 30 June 2026, and will wear the number 26 shirt.

Echegini was a key player for the Florida State Seminoles, with whom she played over the last few seasons, gaining everyone’s attention thanks to her talent while also earning a call-up to the senior Nigeria national team, making the squad for last year’s World Cup.

There are several statistics and awards to exemplify what Echegini has achieved in the United States. Let’s start with the most recent: she was among the finalists of the MAC Hermann, the most prestigious award in US university football. In December, however, she obtained another highly valuable recognition, winning the Honda Sport Award for women’s football. She was then MVP of the ACC Tournament, “ACC Offensive Player of the Year” and named to the “United Soccer Coaches First Team All-American”. And this list could no doubt continue to grow in Italy.

She see out 2023 with 16 goals, the eighth best result ever in the history of her university, and was the first among the ranks of the Florida State Seminoles to reach double figures in goals for multiple seasons in a row since Deyna Castellanos, now the number 10 at Manchester City. She is set to now continue her growth path in black and white, with the desire to pursue and achieve the great objectives that Juventus Women have set their sights on.

Joe will take part in official club activity as soon as her move is completed.

Welcome to Juventus, Joe! We look forward to seeing you on the pitch soon!

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Weekend Review: Fourteen (14) Nigeria Stars Who Found Back Of Net

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Actions resumed across top European, Asian and Scandevian leagues as teams continued their quest for domestic glory in their various leagues.

In over a thousand games played across top leagues at the weekend, Nigerian players were outstanding with their various clubsides and here are (14) Nigerian stars who found back of the net at the weekend in review.

1. Abdulrazak Ishaq (BK Hacken, Sweden)

Golden boy came off the bench to kill off the game for BK Hacken as his second half goal doubled the team lead and earned the team a 2-0 win at full time.

2. Adediran Quadri (Banik Ostrava, Czech Republic)

The Nigerian wing-wizard scored his first goal for Banik Ostrava as his side cruised to a big win away from home.

3. Ade Oguns (Wydad Athletic Club, Morocco)

The sensational goal scorer was the hero for WAC as his solitary goal earned the team a 1-0 win over Berkane in Botola League.

4. Victor Olatunji (Sparta Prague, Czech Republic)

The towering forward recorded a goal and an assist to help Sparta Prague subdue Zlin away from home on a 2-1 scoreline.

5. Ihezuo Chinwendu (Pachuca, Mexico)

‘Unstoppable Ihezuo fired in a brace in Pachuca big win in the Mexican Femenil.

6. Ifeagwu Ojukwu (Chittagong Abahani, Bangladesh)

Ifeagwu Ojukwu returned in his scoring element at the weekend to score a brace to help his side secure a point in a 2-2 draw and still carted away MOTM award for the third time in a row.

7. Francis Momoh (Grasshoppers Zurich, Switzerland)

Momoh was the tormented in chief of FC Basel defenders as he scored his side first goal in their 2-1 win over Basel.

8. Iwuala Anayo (Al-Arabi, Kuwait)

Iwuala opened the flood gate of goals to inspire Al-Arabi 6-3 win over Al Naser.

9. Eduwo Kingsley (Club Africain, Tunisia)

Eduwo fired in a brace in Club Africain 3-0 win in a keenly contested club friendly fixture.

10. Adeniyi James (Hapoel Hadera, Israel)

The ‘invisible’ forward registered his first Hapoel Hadera goal as the team earned all maximum points at stake.

11. Henry Onyekuru (Al-Fayha, Saudi Arabia)

The Nigeria International forward registered a brace in Al-Fayha 3-0 win.

12. Tony Nwakaeme (Al-Fayha, Saudi Arabia)

Nwakaeme registered a goal and an assist as Al-Fayha cruised to another big win.

13. Ohi Omoijuanfo (Brondby, Denmark)

The Nigerian-Norwegian forward scored Brondby only goal and only goal in the game in their win over FC Midtjylland.

14. Kadiri Attah (Francis Borains, Belgium)

Another game, Another goal for Kadiri Attah as his side cruised to a 2-1 win.

15. Abdullahi Ahmed (Jong Gent, Belgium)

The Nigeria Under-20 ace recorded a goal and an assist in his side 2-2 stalemate.

16. Tolu Arokodare (Genk, Belgium)

It was ‘tea time’ at the weekend as Genk stole a 3-1 win over RWDM.

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Official: Top Talent Efe Kegbe Joins Eliteserien Side Lillestrøm SK

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Norwegian Eliteserien League side, Lillestrom SK, has completed the signing of highly rated Nigerian forward, Efe Kegbe, from FC One Rocket.

Efe Kegbe who started his professional football career in Nigeria enjoyed stint with Nigeria National League side, FC One Rocket, where he shone like a million stars in the NNL league which brought him to limelight.

Efe Kegbe talent was given a chance to showcases his talent in the Norway with Norwegian Eliteserien league side, Lillestrom SK, and impressed which landed him a deal with the Norwegian based side.

Signing on a Five-Year deal, Efe Kegbe is primed to follow the footsteps of fellow compatriot trio of Igoh Ogbu, Ifeanyi Mathew and Akor Adams who plied their trade with the Norwegian before moving to join Slavia Praha, Montepellier and FC Zurich respectively.

Speaking after his unveiling, Efe Kegbe expressed his delight to pen a deal with Lillestrom a club he has been following whilst in Nigeria and is excited to don the jersey of the top club side.

The deal which was concluded by both parties yesterday was brokered by topmost Nigerian Agent, Attah Aneke of the Players Management Group

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Official: Nigeria Under-17 Ace Ebube Okere Joins Turkish Side Boluspor

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Turkish TFF First League side, Boluspor, has completed the transfer of highly rated Nigeria Under-17 ace, Ebube Wisdom Okere, from Nigerian based side, Ofirima Football Club.

Started his football career with Ofirima Football, Ebube Wisdom Okere, exciting development earned him a call-up to the Nigeria Under-17 team where he his immense talent made his stand-out in back to back games with the Nigeria Golden Eaglets in WAFU Cup.

Golden fish has no hiding place, Wisdom Ebube Okere, five-star performance with the Nigeria Under-17 team during the WAFU Cup had him on top radar of top European and Scandevia leagues jostling for his signature.

To continue his development, the Nigeria youngster opts for Turkish side, Boluspor, where his tipped to have a quick impact in the stars studded Boluspor side.

Speaking after concluding the paper work, Top Super Football Agent, Mr Christain Sylvester, of Kirisport who doubles as Ebube Wisdom Agent added; it’s absolutely a joy working with such a talented young man! Very hard working, humble and very open to learning! Thank you Ebube for trusting the process without road map! May the good Lord bless and protect you, be gracious to you and show his favour and give you his peace! I would like to express my gratitude to the team for working tirelessly! Austin from Finland and Michael Elyashiv from Israel! Non of this could happen without your help! We cannot do this alone, but together we can achieve!

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