U-23 AFCON qualifier: Azubuike joins U23 Eagles in Tunisia Monday

U-23 AFCON qualifier: Azubuike joins U23 Eagles in Tunisia Monday

          The Head Coach of Nigeria’s U-23 national team Imama Amapakabo has called up former Captain of the team Azubuike Okechukwu for the qualification match of the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nation against host Libya in Tunisia on March 20 while the return leg comes up at the Late Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, Delta State five days later. A close source to the Coach told SportingLife that, “Coach Amapakabo wants to win the first leg and the second leg too and that’s why he has…

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Azubuike shines in Rizespor’s  loss to Victor Moses’ Fenerbahce

Azubuike shines in Rizespor’s  loss to Victor Moses’ Fenerbahce

Rizespor’s midfield star Azubuike Okechukwu was visibly the best player from his team as Rizespor bowed 2-3 to the home team and Victor Moses’ Fenerbahce in Saturday’s Turkish Super Lig. According to SportingLife.ng sources the former Nigeria’s U23 national team Captain was all over the pitch dictating the tune of the match for his side but was not lucky enough to win the match. Former Super Eagles star wing striker Victor Moses converted a spot kick for his side to increase his goals haul so far for his new team…

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Playing against  Moses’ Fenerbahce will be special- Azubuike

Playing against  Moses’ Fenerbahce will be special- Azubuike

Caycur Rizespor of Turkey midfielder Azubuike Okechukwu has told www.adantesports.com.ng on Friday that playing against Fenerbahce of Turkey Saturday in the Turkish League would be “just great” for him. The former Captain of Nigeria’s U23 national team cherished playing against Moses whom he respect and also praised for achieving so much as a professional football player with many clubs in England and more importantly his heroics while playing for the Super Eagles. Azubuike also loved to play against highly rated Fenerbahce, a club that has enviable records in Turkey and in Europe. He also…

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Azubuike shines in Rizespor’s 3-0 spanking of Malatyaspor

Azubuike shines in Rizespor’s 3-0 spanking of Malatyaspor

Former Captain of Nigeria’s U23 national team that won bronze in the Football Tournament of the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Brazil Azubuike Okechukwu continued his impressive form for his club Çaykur Rizespor on Friday when the team spanked visitors Yeni Malatyaspor 3-0 in Turkey Super Lig. Azubuike as he is fondly called joined his Turkish club on a six month loan from Pyramid FC of Egypt in the January Transfer window and he has since being in an explosive form. Playing against the club of his bosom friend and former…

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Rizespor’s midfielder Azubuike scores, dazzles away to Bursaspor

Rizespor’s midfielder Azubuike scores, dazzles away to Bursaspor

Caycur Rizespor midfielder Azubuike Okechukwu opened his goal account for his club away to Bursaspor on Saturday afternoon and was also the best player in the match won 2-0 by his club Rizespor. The former Nigeria’s U-23 national team captain joined Rizespor on a six month loan from Pyramid FC of Egypt in January transfer window and has seamlessly cemented his position in the main team of the club. Azubuike as he is fondly called made sure victory was secured for his team playing away from home after scoring his…

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Ex U23 team Captain Azubuike joins Rizespor on loan for Eagles’ return

Ex U23 team Captain Azubuike joins Rizespor on loan for Eagles’ return

Former Captain of the Nigeria U23 national team, Azubuike Okechukwu has returned to Turkey to join Caycur Rizespor on loan till the end of the European season. www.adantesports.com.ng learned that the central midfielder secured his loan deal from his club Pyramids FC of Egypt to join Caycur Rizespor on a six (6) months loan deal. A very close confidant of the central midfielder Ededuan Daniel Abumere disclosed to SportingLife.ng that Azubuike had to return to Europe in order to attract the attention of Super Eagles team selectors. “Azubuike had to retrace his…

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