Joshua Akpudje Gets Jersey Number At New Club BFC Daugavpils, Poised For Debut

first_imgThe 21-year-old central defender will wear the No. 44 jersey at the Latvian Higher League side this season but confessed to busybuddiesng.com that it wasn’t his first choice.Akpudje who signed a multi-year deal with the Latvian Higher League side on Tuesday following a short trial said he wanted the more familiar No. 4 he wore at former club MFM FC and grassroots club Femmak Football Academy.But with that jersey already in use, he plumped for No. 44 and confessed to already taking a liking to his new jersey.“I chose number 44 because someone had already picked number 4 and I actually like the number,” he told busybuddiesng.com.It has been a meteoric and magical rise for the defender who only made his professional football debut last season in the Nigeria Professional Football League.His prodigious talent earned him a call up to the U23 national side last season even though he had barely featured for MFM FC in the league.He truly announced himself on the domestic scene this season with barnstorming performance at home against Jigawa Golden Stars in a Matchday 15 encounter where he atoned for an own goal with two excellent strikes to win the game for the MFM FC.Long-touted for great things, he told busybuddiesng.com he rejected a summer move to 4-time league champions Kano Pillars to remain with MFM. That foresight has now paid off with his foray into European football with BFC Daugavpils which he hopes will be a pathway to even greater things.Overwhelmed by how far he has come in so short a time, the imposing centre-back took to Twitter to pen heartfelt tributes to grassroots club Femmak Football Academy where he cut his teeth and MFM FC where he made his professional bow and came into prominence. The national U23 team player also confirmed he is in line to make his debut for his new club when they welcome Liepāja in their season opener this weekend at the 3,980-capacity Celtnieks Stadium in Daugavpils.RelatedMFM FC Defender Joshua Akpudje Seals Move To Latvian SideMarch 3, 2020In “Featured”Akpudje Sets Sight On Latvian Title As Debut Beckons (AUDIO)June 15, 2020In “Featured”Joshua Akpudje: BFC Daugavpils Launchpad To Manchester United (AUDIO)June 15, 2020In “Featured” BFC Daugavpils team photoJoshua Akpudje has swiftly settled into new club BFC Daugavpils and has selected a squad number ahead of his expected debut this weekend.The defender joined the rest of his new teammates including compatriots David Idowu and in a photoshoot as preparations ramped up ahead of the start of the Latvian Higher League this weekend.last_img read more

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Chelsea’s Granovskaia’s meeting with Conte agent revealed, two ‘walls’ in Sarri’s…

first_imgAntonio Conte, despite all of the stories sending him far away from Stamford Bridge towards the end of the season, remains Chelsea’s manager for the time being. The amount of money Roman Abramovich would have to give him in his severance package remains the primary reason for this, but the Blues are working towards getting it all sorted so that Maurizio Sarri can take over as soon as possible.This is, in essence, what Il Mattino were reporting on Tuesday, revealing Marina Granovskaia held a meeting on Monday with Conte’s agents, with €10m in wages and a series of bonuses linked to next season’s performances being discussed.That’s why, according to the Italian newspaper, the private jet expected to take Sarri to London remains firmly on the airport strip for the time being.Embed from Getty ImagesDown Napoli’s end, Aurelio de Laurentiis remains adamant he wants money from Chelsea in order for them to appoint his former manager.These are the two ‘walls’ currently standing in Sarri’s way, and until they’re torn down, he will remain at home, getting paid by his ex-club on a contract technically keeping him there until 2020.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameDon’t Play This Game, it’s Addictive.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDash Living Hong KongExpat’s Favorite – Fully Serviced Studio from HK$10,000 / moDash Living Hong KongUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles find each other in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndolast_img read more

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The legendary Williams F1 team sold to Americans – Motorsports –…

first_imgSeveral months ago, Williams’ management revealed that it was considering selling part or all of its F1 team to finally solve years of financial problems that it had failed to resolve. After the unit took the last position in the Constructors’ Cup in the previous two seasons, its income has fallen even more.Williams has now announced that the team’s strategic rescue plan, launched in late May, has led to its sale to Dorilton Capital. The team’s board, including Frank Williams himself, unanimously supported the move to ensure Williams’ long-term survival and future success.New York-based Dorilton Capital has so far been involved in industries such as healthcare, engineering and industry.The statement also says the new owners respect the team’s historic legacy, which is why it will continue to be called “Williams”, as it has been since the unit was founded by Frank Williams and Patrick Heds in the 1970s. In its history as a team, it has participated in 737 F1 World Championship stages, winning 114 victories and gaining 312 pedestals. Williams has also won the Constructors’ Cup nine times and seven pilots have become F1 champions.Resources used:Motorsport.com: F1 News, MotoGP, NASCAR,…last_img read more

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