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Obinna Nwobodo: Goztepe sign Nigerian midfielder
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Obinna Nwobodo: Goztepe sign Nigerian midfielder

The Nigeria youth international has become the latest acquisition by the Gursel Aksel Stadium outfit after successful medicals Turkish Super Lig side Goztepe have announced the signing of Obinna Nwobodo from Hungarian club Ujpest. The former Nigeria U20 midfielder has signed a three-year deal with the Gursel Aksel Stadium outfit after successful medicals with the club. Nwobodo will link up with his compatriot and 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner Brown Ideye, who also arrived at the club this summer.
Stoke City boss O’Neill banking on Mikel’s experience for 2020-21 Championship campaign
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Stoke City boss O’Neill banking on Mikel’s experience for 2020-21 Championship campaign

The Potters fortified their team with the former Nigeria international in the summer in their quest to return to the English top-flight Stoke City manager Michael O'Neill is hoping John Obi Mikel will bring his experience to bear when the 2020-21 Championship campaign gets underway. The 33-year-old teamed up with the Bet365 Stadium outfit in August as a free agent after mutually parting ways with Turkish Super Lig club Trabzonspor. The former Nigeria captain made his name while playing for Chelsea, where he spent 11 years and won a number of accolades including the Champions League, Premier League and Europa League titles, among others.
Galatasaray confirms loan negotiations for Etebo
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Galatasaray confirms loan negotiations for Etebo

Galatasaray have made public their interest in signing Super Eagles midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo. The club confirmed in a social media post on Tuesday that they have begun negotiations with Stoke City over the future of the player. Etebo has agreed to terms with the former Turkish Super Lig champions and he’s expected to put pen to paper in the new few hours. “Official negotiations with the football player and club Stoke City FC have started regarding the temporary transfer of professional footballer Oghenekaro Peter Etebo to our club,” the club tweeted. Galatasaray is reportedly interested in signing Etebo on a season-long loan with an option to buy at the end of the season. Etebo who is 24-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at LaLiga club Getafe and he’s ...
Fenerbahce Prepare Loan Bid For Iheanacho
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Fenerbahce Prepare Loan Bid For Iheanacho

Turkish Super Lig outfit Fenerbahce are keen to sign Kelechi Iheanacho on a two-year loan deal from Leicester City. Fenerbahce, according to m.fotospor.com want the 23-year-old to replace Vedat Muriqi and are set to offer the Foxes €12m to secure his services. Iheanacho struggled for regular playing time at Leicester City last season, with the arrival of Ayoze Perez from Newcastle United further pushing him back in the pecking order. The Nigerian international scored five goals in 20 league appearances for Brendan Rodgers’s side last season. Leicester City according to reports are willing to allow the versatile forward leave the club to finance a move for Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard. Iheanacho linked up with Leicester City from Manchester City in 2017.
Kevin-Prince Boateng returns to Super Lig action in Besiktas loss by Antalyaspor
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Kevin-Prince Boateng returns to Super Lig action in Besiktas loss by Antalyaspor

The Ghanaian forward played for 65 minutes with the Black Eagles suffering defeat on their turf Kevin-Prince Boateng was back in action for Besiktas from the resumption of the Turkish Super Lig, but he was on the losing side of 2-1 defeat to Antalyaspor at Vodafone Park on Saturday evening. Football in the Turkish top-flight had been on hold since mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic which has affected more than 170,00 people till date in the country. The last game Besiktas played before the lockdown was against Istanbul rivals Galatasaray which ended in a goalless draw.
COVID-19: Besiktas Installs Disinfection Cabinet On Training Ground
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COVID-19: Besiktas Installs Disinfection Cabinet On Training Ground

Besiktas have installed a gigantic disinfection cabinet at the entrance to the club's training ground as Turkish Super Lig sides begin to prepare for the resumption of the league. The humongous cabinet has 20 sides and players and staff alike will be forced to enter it with a mask before participating in training as one of the hygiene measures taken by the club to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The structure was produced by Turkish software company Etisan and will remain at BJK Nevzat Demir Facilities for the foreseeable future. The images have emerged and the steps taken after Besiktas announced one player and a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus three days after the announcement that the Turkish league will resume next month. Turkish football has been suspend...
John Obi Mikel and his family ‘racially abused by Fenerbahce fans’ as his club take legal action
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John Obi Mikel and his family ‘racially abused by Fenerbahce fans’ as his club take legal action

Ex-Super Eagles captain and Trabzonspor midfielder, John Obi Mikel, was allegedly the target of racist abuse from Fenerbahce supporters after their Turkish Super Lig clash on Saturday. It was reported that thousands of abusive and harmful messages were sent to Obi Mikel's social media accounts, as well as to his family, as his side defeated their arch-rival 2-1. Turkish media detailed how abusive messages were sent to the player's Instagram page. 'including use of the N-word and banana emojis'. His club, Trabzonspor have confirmed an official criminal complaint over racist abuse allegedly suffered by the former Chelsea midfielder. In a statement released, Trabzonspor wrote: 'Racism is a shelter for helpless and ignorant. 'We condemn the racist attacks against our player Ob...
Former Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski completes move to Turkish Super Lig side Antalyaspor
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Former Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski completes move to Turkish Super Lig side Antalyaspor

Former Arsenal striker and German footballer, Lukas Podolski, has completed a move to Turkish Super Lig side Antalyaspor on a free transfer. The retired Germany star, 34, was a free agent after he ended his three-year stay in Japan with Vissel Kobe, where he bagged 17 goals in 60 appearances as well as winning the Emperors Cup with the Japanese club. He also won the World Cup with Germany in 2014. Antalyaspor are currently in the relegation zone after 18 matches but with the addition of Podolski in the team, the club will be hoping his arrival can help them get out of relegation. Lukas Podolski, who also played for Arsenal between 2012 and 2015 scored 31 goals in 82 games for the premiership club.
Galatasaray Terminates Henry Onyekuru Loan Deal
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Galatasaray Terminates Henry Onyekuru Loan Deal

Turkish Super Lig giants Galatasaray could terminate their loan deal with Super Eagles striker, Henry Onyekuru. Onyekuru completed a move from French Ligue 1 side AS Monaco in a six months deal worth €650,000. The Nigerian fell sick of malaria and was hospitalized at the Liv Hospital in Istanbul and ruled out of the Yellow-Red team camping in Antalya. Onyekuru who had passed a medical before joining Galatasaray was said to have got infected with the malaria parasite after been bitten by an Anopheles mosquitoe while spending the yelutide break in Nigeria. Onyekuru developed flu and common cold and was given medication by club doctors. But further test at Liv Hospital confirmed malaria parasite positive. Our source, TurkishFootballNews informed, Galatasaray considers to te...
Swansea City struggling to offload Andre Ayew
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Swansea City struggling to offload Andre Ayew

Championship club Swansea City are struggling to take Andre Ayew off their books ahead of the new season. Fanatik via Sport Witness claim that no clubs are showing interest in signing the Ghana international who spent last season on loan at Fenerbahce. After scoring five goals in the Turkish Super Lig last season, Ayew has returned to the Liberty Stadium where he is tied to until June 2021.
Former Kasımpasa striker Samuel Eduok joins Hajduk Split
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Former Kasımpasa striker Samuel Eduok joins Hajduk Split

The Nigeria international has signed for the Whites after parting ways with Turkish Super Lig side BB Erzurumspor Samuel Eduok has joined Croatian First Football League club Hajduk Split on a free transfer. The 25-year-old striker spent the second part of the 2018/19 season with Turkish Super Lig side BB Erzurumspor. Eduok scored four goals for the Kazım Karabekir Stadium outfit in 15 league appearances, but his efforts were not enough to help Muzaffer Bilazer’s men remain in the Turkish top-flight as they were relegated.
Moses Marvels Over Passion for Soccer in Turkey
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Moses Marvels Over Passion for Soccer in Turkey

Fernebahce of Turkey January signing, Victor Moses has confessed that he is amazed at the high level of passion being shown for football in the country, where he is bound to play on loan from Chelsea for 18 months. Moses centre on arrival in Istanbul Less than a month into his sojourn in Istanbul, Moses is already beaming with delight, as he is relishing the aura of passion in the Turkish Super Lig and the atmosphere he is enjoying at Fenerbahce. Moses, who had previously played on loan at Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham United, is happy that he accepted the deal to join Ferne, which has a long history of signing Nigerian players. Among them are Austin Okocha, Uche Okechukwu, Joseph Yobo and Emmanuel Emenike, the last of which Moses said he spoke with about what to expec...
Emmanuel Adebayor Adopts Late Brother’s Son
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Emmanuel Adebayor Adopts Late Brother’s Son

Emmanuel Adebayor has revealed that he has taken custody of his late brother's son - and named him Junior Emmanuel Adebayor. Former Arsenal and Manchester City striker Adebayor lost his older sibling Peter in July 2013, leaving behind the youngster. Adebayor, 33, is currently playing for Turkish Super Lig leaders Istanbul Basaksehir. He already has a seven-year-old daughter called Kendra but will now be taking care of Junior. In a picture alongside the youngster, Adebayor wrote on Instagram: "Whoever knows me know my elder brother, Peter Adebayor who is no longer with us. "Here is his son and today I declare him as my first son. "Let me introduce you to my first son. "His name is Junior Emmanuel Adebayor. Blessings."
Turkish Club Konyaspor Sign Imoh Ezekiel
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Turkish Club Konyaspor Sign Imoh Ezekiel

Turkish club Konyaspor Have confirmed Nigeria striker Imoh Ezekiel will sign for them Friday afternoon from Qatari club from Al Arabi. Konyaspor announced the transfer of the Nigeria U23 star on their Twitter handle. Incidentally, the club were interested in signing another Nigeria striker, Alhassan Ibrahim ‘Muazzam’ and even sent top officials to France to watch the Akwa United star in action with the Super Eagles last month. It was earlier reported he was in line to sign for the Turkish Super Lig club, who are based in Konya. They enjoy huge financial support from some of the country’s top politicians and last season they finished ninth on the table.
Galatasaray In Pole Position To Sign Imoh Ezekiel Ahead Of Malaga
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Galatasaray In Pole Position To Sign Imoh Ezekiel Ahead Of Malaga

Turkish Super Lig giants Galatasaray are reportedly few details away from signing Imoh Ezekiel from Qatari side Al-Arabi, according to reports. Ezekiel is reportedly the main target of coach ‎Igor Tudor, who according to Babaspor, has personally requested for the 23 year old who also confirmed his desire to return back to Europe. Galatasaray have been quoted 3 million euros for the forward who has a year left on his contract with Al-Arabi where he had a fairly good time in his 18 months spell with the team. The Turkish outfit have so far shown interest in signing him despite the fee demanded by Al-Arabi unlike Spanish La-Liga outfit Malaga who were hoping to land him for a fee in the region of 1 million euros. Al-Arabi are not keen on holding onto him as they run the risk of lo...