Sunday, June 12, 2011

Ocean Boys in goalkeeping crisis


Nigeria Premier League (NPL) side, Ocean Boys, are currently in a difficult situation in the goalkeeping area, as they have just one fit and present keeper in Ospino Ogbe.

Naijaligue.blogspot.com was informed that the team’s first and second goalkeepers are currently absent from the side due to international duty and injury.

One of the goalkeepers of the team, Iboro Akpakpan, has been out of the Ocean Boys squad since their home game against Enugu Rangers due to an injury.

On the other hand, Olufemi Thomas, who has commanded the number one shirt at the club has become an integral part of the Nigerian Under23 team.

Head coach of the Nigerian Under23s, Austin Eguavoen, has decided to keep Thomas in camp for the qualifiers of the Olympics and the All Africa Games.

The situation has left Ocean Boys with Ogbe as their only goalkeeping option with coach Samson Unuanel having to pencil down a number of players as reserve goalkeepers for their recent league games.

Ocean Boys have officially written to the NPL to allow them sign an additional goalkeeper as backup for Ogbe since Akpakpan and Thomas are unavailable due to international duty and injury respectively.

The club are hoping that the NPL will grant them the special request to sign the keeper outside of the normal transfer windows.

Ocean Boys will play host to Warri Wolves on Sunday at the Samson Siasia Stadium in Yenagoa in a Week 27 game.

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  2. Hey..
    Nice Article, clear and detailed description...
    Thanks a lot for sharing the information.....

    By the way check the latest information about the All Africa Games 2011 here, like events, programs, All Africa Games 2011 Schedule, dates, All Africa Games 2011 Results and more from All Africa Games 2011.

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