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Alakwe Back to Form, Aims for Continental Glory with FC IfeanyiUbah

first_imgNPFL…NPFL…NPFL…FC Ifeanyiubah returned to winning ways in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) on Sunday with returnee striker, Chijioke Alakwe, playing a prominent role in their assured display against Katsina United.After a 2-0 win over ABS in Nnewi on Match Day 23, the Anambra Warriors suffered a momentary dip-in-form as they secured only one point from their subsequent three league games, a disappointing draw at home to Wikki Tourists.Not only did the Anambra Warriors find victory elusive in those games, they also found goalscoring hard to come by as they only recorded a penalty goal – Prince Aggreh’s at Rivers United – to show for in those three games.With their minimum target of a continental finish gradually slipping off as a consequence, Coach Yaw Preko turned to the hitherto unwanted Alakwe on Sunday and the effervescent striker repaid his faith with a stellar performance, having a hand in both of his team’s goals – a goal and a winning a penalty -.“It’s a very good feeling. Coming back again and scoring in my first start, feels so great,” the Imo-born striker told www.npfl.ng after Sunday’s win.Alakwe had fallen down the pecking order in the first half of the season, failing to make an appearance for the team. More established stars such as last season’s league top scorer Godwin Obaje, Pascal Seka and Ifeanyi Onuigbo have been favoured over him.Alakwe who scored twice in nine appearances for the club last term has however made four appearances in this second stanza, including Sunday’s start much to a special kind of admiration from the home fans.“Yea, it’s always like that when i played last season (the love from fans.”“I was their favourite and they were so happy to have me back because it’s been long they saw me play and were asking questions why I was not playing,” he said.Now that he is back to reckoning, he hopes to take his opportunity well.“I’m 100 per cent up for the competition for places. I have waited for so long and now that I’m back and I’m gonna take every approach to see I stay in it.”Sunday’s win lifted FC Ifeanyiubah to just one spot into 6th but Alakwe is optimistic that with his side facing a trip to relegation-haunted Remo Stars this weekend, they can surge higher.“We are working hard right now and we are going for a win at Sagamu. It is a winnable game and we want to move higher on the league table so we can achieve our season’s aim,” he concluded. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Syracuse football reportedly hires former Onondaga Central High School RB Mike Hart as running backs coach

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ He served as a quality control coach at Eastern Michigan in 2011 and was promoted to running backs coach at EMU in 2012 and 2013. He’s spent the last two seasons in the same position at WMU.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Related Stories Syracuse football adds 4 members to its support staffSyracuse football announces hiring of 6 assistant coachesDino Babers finds ‘destination job’ at SyracuseScott Shafer hired as defensive coordinator at MarylandFormer Syracuse football offensive coordinator Tim Lester named quarterbacks coach at Purdue Syracuse has hired Western Michigan running backs coach Mike Hart to fill the same position at SU, Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans reported. Hart is now the eighth assistant on head coach Dino Babers’ staff.Hart played at nearby Onondaga Central High School, where he once held the national career record for rushing touchdowns with 204. He is the all-time leading rusher at Michigan, where he played collegiately. At Michigan, Hart also finished fifth in Heisman Trophy voting in 2006, and he made the coaches’ and media’s All-Big Ten Conference first team in 2004 and 2006. Hart also played professionally for three seasons with the Indianapolis Colts.In high school, Hart scored a touchdown in the Carrier Dome: Published on January 5, 2016 at 6:34 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschwedslast_img read more

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