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Scouting Report: Daniel Wotlia, A Budding Super Star



Numerous football talents inherent in Nigeria has turned the West African country a ‘Talent Hub’ for most clubs across European and Scandinavia countries as they often and On troop into the West African country in search of ‘Raw football talents.

The steady movements of Nigerian eligible players to top European and Scandinavia leagues has further gone to prove that there still exist many Nigerian top talents who are yet to be untapped.

The swift development of and consistent form of unheralded Nigerian star, Daniel Wotlai, has left many in awe as the Midfielder who is turning necks in the Nigerian topflight league with, Abia Warriors, is tipped as the next Nigerian big star in the making.

The highly rated youngster, Daniel Wotlia, after an outstanding performance in his maiden season in the Nigeria topflight league from an Academy side had him topped the radar of top European and Nigeria topflight league clubsides.

Following his exploits in the Nigerian topflight league, Wotlia was handed invitation to participate in the prestigious Budweiser exhibition game which had Chelsea legend, John Terry and Brazilian World Cups Winner, Roberto Carlos in attendance.

The fast rising Nigerian born midfielder posse’s outstanding qualities which makes him the missing link in the Nigeria Senior National team, as the presence of a Midfielder of Wotlai’s calibre to a large extent can help solve the midfield dilemma in the Nigeria Senior National team.

Below are some exceptional qualities which makes the fast rising youngster, Daniel Wotlia, a budding super star.

The Nigerian born midfield maestro, Daniel Wotlia, who can feature as a Center back has his strength lie mainly in his ability to comfortably play with both feets.

Wotlai’s shooting, dribbling, control, and ability to cross the ball with both feet makes him of a high caliber.

1 Ball Control: Daniel Wotlai has excellent close ball control and quick feet, retaining possession well, even when tightly marked.

2. Running with the ball: The Nigerian eligible midfielder runs from midfield are usually lethal and he is almost impossible to tackle when he gets his head down. His balance when running at speed is incredible.

3. Attacking Ability: He is very attack minded and always look to find space so that he can get at his man. He is very quick in supporting the forward players, little wonder he was able to score two jaw dropping goals in his maiden season in the Nigeria topflight league.

4. Defending Ability: As a natural defender, the youngste is very fast in responding to defensive situations and always determined when tracking back. He is full of strength to win challenges.

5. Heading: He has the strength to contest with head and always releases ferocious headers when caught up aerial.

6.Tackling: When competing for the ball, he is always aggression and determination to win the challenge.

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



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



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



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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