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Flying Eagles goalkeeper Nathaniel Nwosu reveals Petr Cech’s influence on his career



WAFU Zone B U20 Championship winning goalkeeper, Nathaniel Nwosu described former Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech as his boyhood hero.

The young shot-stoper made this disclosure after guilding the Ladan Bosso’s tutored side to a 3-1 victory over young Squirrels of Benin Republic in the final of the WAFU U20 Championship played in Niamey on Friday.

An elated Nwosu said after game : ” Happy birthday Petr Cech, I’m happy you are adding another year on a day I’m winning a trophy.

“You have been my role model since aged five and I’m dedicating this trophy to you . Happy birthday my hero”

Nwosu has been likened to the former Chelsea and Rennes goalkeeper by the fans, due to his calmness and leadership qualities between the sticks.

Nathaniel Nwosu who is currently one of the best young goalkeepers in Nigeria can emulate the former Czech Republic international who spent 11 years in west London between 2004-2015, before joining London rivals Arsenal.

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Mavlon FC arrives Europe on 21 days training tour



The management of Mavlon FC have taken another giant stride in the development of her players by embarking on a training tour in Europe.

The team led by the chief coach, Muyiwa Showole, comprised of players and other officials, arrived Bulgaria on a training tour of 21 days that will see Mavlon FC play friendly games with some clubs in the Eastern European country.

In May, Mavlon FC were guests of Golden Eaglets at the FIFA goal project, Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja  when they engaged the National U 17 team of Nigeria in a friendly game, which witnessed sublime football artistries from both sides all through 90 minutes.

The team displayed strong football qualities despite losing 1-0 to the Eaglets.

24 hours later, Mavlon FC were too formidable for Tiki Taka academy, beating the team at their home ground in Abuja 1-0 in another friendly game played in Abuja Al geared into putting the team is great shape ahead of the training in Bulgaria, Europe.

It is also interesting to note that Mavlon FC has Stephen Emmanuel, one of the players of the victorious Golden Eaglets team that won the WAFU B U17 tournament last Friday, making the training tour of the team.

Below are the friendly games lined up for the team in Bulgaria

01.07. 2022. 

Mavlon FC vs FC Montana. 

Match Time: 5pm.

Venue: Evima Football Field, Bansko, Bulgaria. 


Mavlon FC vs FC Makedonija G.P.(NMacedonia). 

Match Time: 5pm.

Venue: Evima Football Field, Bansko, Bulgaria.


Mavlon FC vs FC Levski-Krumovgrad. Match Time: 5pm.

Venue: Evima Football Field, Bansko, Bulgaria.


Mavlon FC vs Levski-Karlovo. 

Game Time: 10:30am

Venue: Evima Football Field, Bansko, Bulgaria. 

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