A football club in United States, Houston Dynamo, has announced the signing of Nigerian midfielder, Rasheed Olabiyi from Enyimba International Football Club of Aba for an undisclosed fee.
The central midfielder has represented Nigeria at the U-17, U-20 and U-23 levels.
He was a member of Enyimba’s 2010 Premier League winning team and also won three FA Cups in 2009, 2013, 2014 and two Nigeria Super Cups in 2010 and 2013.
Dynamo’s Vice President/General Manager, Matt Jordan, expressed his pleasure to welcome Rasheed to Houston Dynamo, saying “he’s been training with us and has integrated well within our group. We look forward to seeing him continue to grow in our environment and contribute to the success of the team as we begin the second half of our season”.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have picked Flying Eagles striker Umar Aminu who was a top scorer at the just concluded 2013 African Youth Championship for the AYC best XI after they admitted a mistake for overlooking the tournament top scorer.
CAF Technical Director; Abdel Moniem Hussein said the tournament XI was picked before the final round of matches but with Aminu finishing as top scorer, he has to be included in the team.
The Wikki Tourists striker ended the tournament with four goals to succeed compatriot Uche Nwofor, who was the goal king at the 2011 edition of the tournament in South Africa.
Following his exploits in Algeria, the 18 year old striker has attracted overseas interest with the most recent one from Club Africain of Tunisia as well as a host of Turkish clubs.
The Nigeria Football Federation has invited 30 players to the camp of the under 20 women national team, also known as Falconets, in preparation for the African qualifying series for this year’s FIFA U-20 world cup finals.
The falconets will be playing a world cup qualifying game away to Sierra Leone mid-February, with the return leg scheduled for Nigeria two weeks later.
The invited players are to report at the FIFA Technical Centre, National Stadium, Abuja today with their birth certificates.
Since the FIFA U-20 women’s world cup was launched in Canada in 2002, Nigeria has qualified to represent Africa in every edition, making it to the quarter finals in Thailand in 2004, Russia in 2006 and Chile in 2008.