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Green Lock FC Signs MOU with Top Turkish Club, Rounds Off tour On a High

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In an exciting development, Green Lock FC, the youth club based in Abuja, Nigeria, has officially sealed a partnership with Antalyaspor AS of Antalya, aimed at fostering the development of young talents from both sides.

The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding took place in the Antalyaspor’s Hasan Subasi Tesisleri Facilities, Antalya, on the sidelines of Green Lock FC’s training tour in Turkey.

Through this partnership, Green Lock FC and Antalyaspor AS will form a nexus on talent identification and development, allowing for a rich cross-pollination of ideas and techniques. This partnership not only enhances the capabilities of the clubs but also provides aspiring footballers with an exceptional platform to showcase their abilities and pursue their footballing dreams.

Explaining the terms of the partnership agreement, the Chief Operating Officer, COO, Mr Bayo Olanlege stated that the MoU clearly stipulates that Green Lock FC and Antalyaspor AC will work together in “Holding tournaments in all possible categories, which includes the first team,youth leagues as well as basic categories, as well as friendly games between all categories of the teams. The two teams will exchange players and coaches for educational programs, share facilities for programmes and events, carefully guided by FIFA regulations”

While the Chief Operating Executive, Mr. Olayinka Oladunjoye added that the collaboration between both parties also seeks to deepen bilateral business ties and community promotion through sports cooperation between Turkey and Nigeria.

Also, Green Lock FC put on a domineering second half display to stroll past Antalya 1863 FK, scoring 6 and securing a clean sheet to wrap up the team’s training tour With a hundreds percent winning record. Daniel Odumu scored a hat trick – his second in two consecutive days, in addition to goals from Damilola Adeyeye, Opeyemi Falade and Edwin Onazi, who scored in all four games of the tour.

Recall that Green Lock FC had earlier defeated both youth teams of their host, Antalyaspor and annihilated MAG Football 11-2, making Antalya Turkey like a second home to continue their imperious form of 7 wins and a draw in 8 games within two weeks which began from the club’s organized friendly series ahead of the 2024 season of the Nation wide league, Division one.

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Transfer: Trabzonspor keen to extend Onuachu’s loan for another season

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Transfer: Trabzonspor keen to extend Onuachu’s loan for another season

Trabzonspor want to take Southampton forward Paul Onuachu on loan for another season.

Onuachu joined the Turkish Super Lig side on a season-long loan last summer.

The Nigeria international has registered nine goals and three assists in 17 league appearances for Trabzonspor.

The Black Sea Storm are keen to sign the striker permanently but cannot meet up with Southampton’s €15 million valuation.

According to a report in Transfermarkt, Trabzonspor president, Ertugrul Dogan is pushing hard to have Onuachu at the club at least for another season.

A return to Southampton is highly unlikely for the lanky hitman, who struggled to establish himself during his six-month stay at the club.

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Transfer: Napoli identify top striker to replace Osimhen

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Transfer: Napoli identify top striker to replace Osimhen

Napoli have identified Lille striker, Jonathan David as the top target to replace departing Victor Osimhen.

Despite signing a contract extension with Napoli last December, Osimhen is set to leave the Italian side at the end of the season.

Paris Saint-Germain is leading the race to sign him as a replacement for Real Madrid-bound Kylian Mbappe.

Chelsea are also said to be interested in signing the Nigeria international as their marquee forward signing to take the club to the next level.

La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Jonathan David is the top preference for Napoli.

David has scored 23 goals and provided 7 assists in 39 games so far this season, mirroring his output from the 2022-2023 campaign.

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Transfer: Newcastle, Tottenham, Aston Villa, Barcelona, others battle for Ndidi

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Transfer: Newcastle, Tottenham, Aston Villa, Barcelona, others battle for Ndidi

Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi could be playing for Tottenham Hotspur or Newcastle United next season.

The two Premier League sides have joined a host of other European clubs keeping close tabs on the Nigeria international.

The 27-year-old, who is helping Leicester City make a swift return to the Premier League, is currently in the last months of his contract at the King Power Stadium.

Ndidi could leave on a free transfer after the expiration of his contract with the Foxes.

Tottenham, Newcastle, Aston Villa, Brighton & Hove, and Wolverhampton Wanderers are all monitoring the situation of Ndidi, according to HITC.

With Ndidi’s experience, Leicester City have worked themselves into a position to return to the top-flight of English football next season.

DAILY POST reported yesterday that La Liga giants, Barcelona are keen on bringing the Nigeria international in the summer.

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