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Wonderson’s Man Of The Match Performance Inspires FC ONE Rocket To First Away Win Of The Season

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FC ONE ROCKET after Henserd match

FC ONE Rocket recorded a first win away from home in the Nigeria National League this season with a thrilling 2-3 victory over Henserd FC at the Samson Siasia Stadium, Yenagoa on Saturday.

Youngster, Wonderson Yakubu ran the show – providing the assist for Clinton Jephta to open the floodgates in the 11th minute – before scoring the winner in the 72nd minute to seal a memorable outing for the Indomitables.

FC ONE Rocket started the game like a house on fire, mounted pressure on their opponents and had attempts in the 4th and 9th minutes through James Sunday, whose header went wide, and Clinton Jephta, who fired wide from close range.

Jephta made amends two minutes later to grab the opener, thanks to Wonderson Yakubu’s delicious cross.

Paul Ogunkoya and Clinton Jephta would miss the chance to add to the tally for FC ONE Rocket, while Wonderson Yakubu’s header was denied by the upright, which gave the hosts a lifeline as Abule Alabo equalised in the 34th minute to bring the scores level at 1-1 heading into the break.

Ndubisi Ndah’s men returned for the second half in full swing and got rewarded in the 49th minute through Harrison Ebah’s thumping header off Clinton Jephta’s corner delivery to make it 1-2.

The hosts equalised again through Abule Alabo in the 64th minute, before Wonderson Yakubu’s spectacular hit, thanks to Efe Kegbe’s assist in the 72nd minute, sealed a 2-3 win.

FC ONE Rocket, who welcome Go-Round to Eket on Saturday in their quest to clinch the only playoff spot in their group, now have 11 points from six games, three behind Southern Conference Group B1 table toppers, Rovers FC, who beat Vandrezzer FC 1-0 in Calabar.

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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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