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



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



After the international break, games resumed across Europe as teams continue their quest for domestic glory in the league games.

At the weekend, Nigeria stars made huge statements with their individual performances and here are Nigerian stars who found back of the net.

1. Ismaheel Taofeek (Beveren, Belgium)

Ismaheel was inspirational for Beveren as he fired in his side second goal in their dramatic 3-2 win at home.

2. Chidera Ejuke (Royal Antwerp, Belgium)

The Nigeria Super Eagles winger came off the bench to net a screamer to earn Royal Antwerp a point away from home.

3. Ahmed Abudllahi (Gent B, Belgium)

Ahmed was the hero for his side as he scored Gent B only goal in their 1-1 result at home.

4. Marcus Abraham (FC Porto B, Portugal)

Marcus came through with a brace to fire FC Porto B pass Academico .

5. Jonthan Okoronkwo (Arsenal Tula, Russia)

Okoronkwo extend his lead in the top scorers chart in the Russian FNL as he scored his 13th goal and recorded assist in Arsenal Tula win over Kamaz.

6. Eboh Timipere (Iraklis, Greece)

For the second time in a row, Eboh came through with another goal, a decisive goal to earn Iraklis all points against AEK Athens B.

7. Ahmad Ghali (Slovan Liberec, Czech Republic)

The Nigeria midfielder scored twice to earn Slovan Liberec win over Mlada Blosav.

8. Samuel Akere (Botev Plovdiv, Bulgaria)

Red-hot Akere fired in a brace to help Botev Plovdiv subdue Pirin.

9. Kingsley Eduwo (Club Africain, Tunisia)

Gangling forward, Eduwo Kingsley fired in a goal this time in the CAF Confederation cup against Dreams FC.

10. John Okoli (Asswehly SC, Libya)

Okoli John scored twice in his side Asswehly disappointing loss at home.

11. Terem Moffi (OG Nice, France)

The left-footed Super Eagles striker solitary strike earned OG Nice maximum points against Tolouse.

12. Sadiq Umar (Real Sociedad, Spain)

Gangling and Galloping forward, Sadiq Umar, recorded a jaw-dropping goal in Real Sociedad 2-1 win over Sevilla.

13. Hoang Vu Samson (Quang Nam, Vietnam)

Nigeria-Vietnamese forward Hoang Vu Samson recorded an audacious strike in Quang Nam 4-1 win in the Vietnamese cup.

14. Stephen Gopey (Hong Linh, Vietnam)

Nigeria forward, Stephen Gopey, scored twice to inspire Hong Linh dramatic win via penalities in the Vietnamese cup

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The Stephen Keshi Stadium To Host NNL Super Eight Play-offs



The Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, Delta state have been confirmed as the venue for the Nigeria National League Super 8 play-offs.

Slated to kick start in the last week of June and to end on the first July, 2023, 8 teams who made it from their different groups will slug it out for the four slots in the Nigeria top-flight league.

The Eight teams from different zones who would be in action for the NNL super-8 play-offs include, Sporting Lagos, Heartland, FC One Rocket, Abeokuta Stormers, Kano Pillars, Katsina United, EFCC FC and DMD

Amongst the clubs listed above, only (4) clubs would be handed promotion to play in the Nigeria elite league.

Recall the 22,000 capacity stadia hosted the Nigeria Women League play-offs earlier this month which saw the emergence of Delta Queens as the Champions.

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FC One Rocket Brace Up for Last Game before Super 8

FC One Rocket, the formidable football team, is gearing up for their last game before the highly anticipated Super 8 tournament.




FC One Rocket, the formidable football team, is gearing up for their last game before the highly anticipated Super 8 tournament. With excitement and determination in the air, the players are preparing and looking up to the Super 8 as the team is already qualified for the Super 8 not withstanding the outcome of the last game scheduled for this weekend on the 10th June.

As the final game before the Super 8 approaches, FC One Rocket is leaving no stone unturned in their preparations. The team’s coaching staff has been working tirelessly to fine-tune their tactics, improve player fitness, and ensure that every member of the squad is in top form for the upcoming match.

One of the key factors driving the team’s motivation is the desire to end this pre-tournament phase on a high note. A victory in this last game would not only boost the players’ confidence but also send a strong message to their Super 8 rivals that FC One Rocket is a force to be reckoned with.

The coaching staff is emphasizing the importance of teamwork and unity as they prepare for this crucial fixture. The players have been training rigorously, focusing on both offensive and defensive strategies to maintain a well-balanced approach. They have been sharpening their attacking skills, aiming to capitalize on scoring opportunities, while also solidifying their defensive structure to deny their opponents any chances.

Furthermore, the coaching staff has been conducting thorough video analysis sessions to identify areas for improvement and exploit weaknesses in the opposition’s game. This meticulous approach ensures that FC One Rocket is well-prepared and equipped to face any challenges that come their way.

The players themselves are brimming with enthusiasm and determination. The team’s star striker, who has been in scintillating form throughout the pre-tournament phase, is eager to make a significant impact in this last game. With his impressive goal-scoring ability and relentless drive, he is set to lead the attacking line and inspire his teammates to secure a memorable victory.

In addition to the individual talents, FC One Rocket also boasts a strong collective spirit. The players have developed a deep understanding of each other’s playing styles, complementing one another on the field. The midfielders’ creativity, defenders’ resilience, and the goalkeeper’s sharp reflexes all contribute to the team’s overall strength.

As the match approaches, anticipation among fans is at an all-time high. The loyal supporters of FC One Rocket are eagerly awaiting the outcome, eager to witness their team’s impressive performance in this final test before the Super 8 tournament. The players are acutely aware of the fans’ unwavering support and are determined to reward them with a compelling display of football.

The last game before the Super 8 is a crucial opportunity for FC One Rocket to fine-tune their strategies, further solidify their teamwork, and build momentum for the upcoming tournament. The players are prepared to give their all on the field, leaving nothing behind as they strive for victory.

The Super 8 tournament looms on the horizon, and FC One Rocket is set to enter the competition with great confidence and ambition. This last game will serve as a stepping stone towards their ultimate goal of clinching the championship. With their focus, determination, and unwavering support from their fans, FC One Rocket is poised to make a strong statement in the Super 8 and leave an indelible mark in the world of football.

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