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NFF Board Member, Essien, Appointed Patron Of Football Academies

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Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) board member, Hon. Nse Essien, has been appointed as the patron of the Nigeria Football Academies Championship.

The Nigeria Football Academies Championship set up by the Association of proprietors of Football Academies in Nigeria (APFAN) in collaboration with Berackiah International to help discover quality players from the grassroots, appointed Hon Essien as its patron due to his rich knowledge, discoveries and development of the game at the grassroots.

Hon. Nse Essien, who is deputy whip of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has guided Akwa United to several successes including the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) and he is the proprietor of FC One Rocket, a Nigeria National League club side where has produce several players including Daniel Doga who picked several Man of the Match Award among the conquering WAFU U-20 tournament in Niamey Niger Republic recently.

Speaking on the appointment of Hon. Essien, CEO/MD Berackiah International, Mr Wonders Nwigwe Nduka, lauds the choice of the NFF board member as the patron of the Nigeria Football Academies Championship.

“When you look at the pedigree of Hon. Nse Essien and what he has been doing for football, you will agree with me that He deserves such a reputable position because of the level he is operating from as someone who believes that the grassroots is the pull of the future great professionals”.

He is to be inducted officially next month.

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CROWNED ACADEMY PLAYERS, ORIANWO CHIZEZI AND OGUNTIMEHIN EZEKIEL RELIEVES EXPERIENCE TRAINING WITH NIGERIA U-17 TEAM

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Two rising Stars of Crowned Academy of Lagos, Orianwo Standwyn Chizezi and Oguntimehin Ezekiel have shared their experience of training with the Coach Nduka Ugbade tutored U-17 team.

Speaking with the Crowned Academy media department, Orianwo Standwyn Chizezi said “it was a massive experience for me having to train with the U-17 team and to also receive instructions from the Head Coach whom I have heard a lot of positives about his style of coaching. With this experience, I will return home to our camp a much improved player” concluded Chizezi who is currently Crowned Academy top scorer this season.

Ezekiel Oguntimehin also shared his experience and said it was a worthwhile experience, even though they had a limited time to train with the Nigerian Golden Eaglets who are preparing for the AFCON U-17 in Algeria which is less than six weeks away.

The Nigerian U-17 team who are five times champions of the U-17 world cup won the WAFU Zone B Tourney last year in June 2022 qualifying for the AFCON U-17 scheduled to be held in May in the cities of Algiers, Constantine and Annaba in Algeria.

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FMSPORTS9 ANNOUNCES SIGNING OF TEENAGE STAR, ANAM MVALO TO ITS AGENCY

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FMSPORTS9 has announced the signing of 16 years old South African Promising Star, Anam Mvalo to its agency.

The parent of the player, since the player can’t sign a professional contract has issued an authorisation and power of attorney for FMSPORTS9 represented by its CEO, Femi Bamisaye to represent Anam Mvalo for the next 24 months.

Part of the contents contained in the power of attorney reads “Exclusive authority to represent our Son, Anam Mvalo, a minor and a registered Football member/player of Tuks Football Club.’

Exclusive authority to sign all agreements and endorsements for the benefit of our son’s amongst other powers contained in the authorisation mandate.

In a statement released by the CEO of FMSPORTS9, Femi Bamisaye and made available to the press, he stated that his agency is excited to have added the youngster to the list of players represented by the agency. In his words “We are very excited to have added Anam Mvalo to the list of players managed by FMSPORTS9. Although the process took a while but we are finally excited to have been able to convince his parents to entrust Anam with us. Anam is a very promising young lad whose primary position is a Centre back, he is also comfortable as a right back and plays that position perfectly well.

‘We are confident that in no distance time, he will make it to the youth national team of South Africa and we are ready as an agency to help him achieve his dreams” concluded Femi Bamisaye

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Kingsley Ogbodo: OUS GROUP LTD Boss Excited About Form of Patrick Dorgu Since Turning Professional

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CEO of OUS GROUP LTD (formerly known as OGBODOUK SPORT LTD) has stated that he is excited about the form of one of his clients, Patrick Dorgu with Lecce since turning professional.

Patrick Dorgu in February signed a professional contract with Lecce which will see him at the club till 2027 and since turning professional, the left back who is also comfortable playing left wing back has scored a total number of 4 goals with the OUS group Ltd Boss stating that he is so far satisfied with the performance of the Danish Born Nigerian talent.

In his statement, Kingsley Ogbodo stated that “I have been impressed with Patrick’s form since he turned PRO, he has since scored a total number of 4 goals and 2 assists and has continued to improve in every game. We are very confident in his ability and that in no distant time, he will get his opportunity at the senior squad level with LECCE” concluded the former Ujpest Defensive Midfielder.

On Sunday, 5th of March, Patrick Dorgu will be expected to be on parade as Lecce take Inter Milan in an away tie

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