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Scouting Report: Joe Aribo, Super Eagles Engine Room

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Rangers Glasgow andd Nigerian Super Eagles Midfielder, Joe Aribo, in the on-going 33rd edition of the African Cup Of Nation following his back to back scillinating performances.

The Rangers Glasgow midfielder (Joe Aribo) was actively involved in the Nigeria Super Eagles Group D first and second outing in the AFCON and has been involved in all minutes of action.

Prior to the African Cup Of Nations, Aribo has failed to shine and replicate his Clubside form in the Jersey of the Nigeria Senior National team side under, Gernot Rohr, which made him an object of criticism among football enthusiasts, analysts and Pundits.

The left footed Midfielder under the Eagles interim head coach, Augustine Eguavoen, has got him groove back and has been outstanding and pivotal to the scillinating performances of the Nigeria Super Eagles team in the on-going African Cup Of Nations.

Aribo has got tongues wagging in praises for his exciting usual display for the Nigeria Super Eagles team so far in the AFCON.

In the on-going AFCON, Aribo has been an unsung hero in the Eagles team, his contribution and his workaholic nature has a earned him an automatic first team shirt as he is been regarded as the Super Eagles team Power House.

Always at the right place and in the right time, Aribo has been highly effective in his offensive and defensive duties as his silky paces and ability to retain possession for the Super Eagles team ranks as one reason he has been one major figure on the Eagles team which has been instrumental to the current run of form being enjoyed by the Coach Augustine Eguavoen tutored Super Eagles team in the on-going AFCON tourney

Born on 21 July 1996, Aribo has proven to be a versatile player who can play centrally or in a wide midfield role.

Technically proficient, he (Aribo) is able to use his long legs to shield the ball from opponents effectively.

Speaking in October 2016, Aribo said that his strengths were “driving with the ball and getting up the pitch”

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Solution FC head coach Uche Okagbue is dead

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Former Coach of Sporting Lagos and before his death Head coach of Solution FC Anambra is dead.

Breaking News: Tragic Loss of Solution FC Head Coach Uche Okagbue

The head coach of Anambra based Solution Football Club Uche Okagbue is dead. According to reports from reliable sources the coach passed away today.

In a devastating turn of events, Solution FC, a beloved football club, and its passionate fans are mourning the untimely passing of their esteemed head coach, Uche Okagbue. This shocking news has sent shockwaves through the football community, leaving everyone in a state of disbelief and profound sadness.

Coach Uche Okagbue, known for his exceptional coaching skills and unwavering dedication to the sport, has been an influential figure in the football world for several years. His commitment to his players’ development and his ability to inspire them both on and off the field made him a revered figureduring his time at Solution FC and Sporting Lagos.

The football community, alongside Solution FC supporters, is deeply saddened by this tragic loss. Social media platforms have been flooded with heartfelt messages and tributes, as players, fellow coaches, and fans express their grief and share their cherished memories of Coach Okagbue. The outpouring of love and support is a testament to the profound impact he had on the lives of those he touched.

Coach Uche Okagbue’s sudden and tragic departure has left a void that will be difficult to fill. It is presumed that his assistant is to take over as Intertim Coach pending when a new head coach will be unveiled by the club.

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Nigerian International, Charles Etim, excels as FC ONE Rocket emerge victorious against Solution FC.

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Charles Etim Captaining FC ONE ROCKET during a league match

Nigerian International Star, Charles Etim, Shines as FC ONE Rocket Triumphs Over Solution FC

Nigeria Youth International, Charles Etim was excellent as FC ONE Rocket defeated Solution FC 1-0 in a Nigeria National League (NNL) match on Saturday, January 20, 2024.

Etim, who has represented Nigeria at U-17 and U-20 national team level, was named as a defensive midfielder by FC ONE Rocket head coach Ndubisi Ndah for the Nigeria National League week nine encounter at the Eket Stadium, on Saturday.

In a keenly contested fixture, the Rockets faced severe pressure from the visiting Solution FC of Anambra but emreged unscathed due to the excellent performance from Charles Etim who provided sufficient cover for the back four of Solomon Boyo, Goforth Amedu, Reagan Egwebuike and Bidemi Obudu.

Columba Augustine, Charles Ikenna and Onotu Emmanuel all came close to scoring the opening goal for FC ONE Rocket but it was center-back Solomon Boyo who scored with a rocket effort for his first-ever goal for the Indomitables.

That goal sparked pressure from the visiting Anambra State based Solution FC but their efforts were repelled by the Rockets with Blessed Stars Football Academy product, Charles Etim outstanding with his timely tackles, interceptions and passes.

At the expiration of regulation time, the match ended 1-0 in favour of FC ONE Rocket at the Eket Stadium, an important win for the indomitables who last-season missed out on top-flight promotion at the super eight playoffs.


After the match, fans at the Eket Stadium who spoke to Nigeriasportsnews.com Nsikakabasi Akpan hailed the former Golden Eaglets and Flying Eagles defender’s performance in the game, saying it brought back memories of the 2022/2023 season.

With the 2023/2024 Nigeria National League season approaching the half-way point, Charles Etim a member of Nigeria’s 2019 Golden Eaglets set is subject of transfer enquiry from multiple clubs, with his profile, versality, work rate and set-piece ability in hot demand.

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NNL: Enterprising Forward Jonah James Nets Brace, Wins Man Of The Match Award

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Promising Nigeria forward, Jonah James, continued with his impressive goal scoring form in the current Nigeria National League season as he fired a brace to inspire, Abia Comets 3-1 home win against Dakkada FC.

Known for his goal scoring prowess, the bulky forward was handed another start against Dakkada FC and went ahead to justify his inclusion with a brace to earn MOTM.

The goal scoring sensation was unanimously picked for the MOTM award courtesy of Sportslight following his brace and overall performance which earned his team maximum points.

The Coach Ejeh’s tutored side filed out against Dakkada at the Umuahia township stadium with high expectations of grabbing another maximum points at home.

Youthful Abia Comets side who grinded out a point on the road against Smart City on (8) ambushed its Matchday 9 opponents, Dakkada Fc, hoping to consolidate its Matchday (8) heroics.

Dakkada Fc who clinched a 1-0 win against Madiba Fc lined up against Abia Comets on Matchday 9 with hopes of wrecking havoc at the Umuahia township stadium.

First half of the keenly anticipated game lived up to its billing with the two sides showing off the best of football artistry as the host, Abia Conets, went ahead to record a 2-0 lead at half time.

Upon restart for the second half, Abia Comets side added to its goal numbers with its bullish forward, Jonah James completing his brace.

Dakkada FC pulled a goal off a set piece from legendary Anieken Ekpe to bring the final scoreline to 3-1.

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