Igbinedion: My son will play for Eagles like his uncle Ikponwosa Omoregie

first_imgEfosa Igbinedion, an Ireland based Nigerian lawyer has tipped his 14-year-old son,Joseph to follow the footsteps of his mother and uncle who came to limelight whileplaying football. Born on July 31, 2006, the lad has football running in his veins as his mother,Izehiuwa, was one of the pioneers of women’s football in the country. Joseph’s mother, Izehiuwa( second right wearing headband) is seen here in a team photo of Edo Queens Football Club, Benin City in the early 1990s She was a founding member of both the Benin City Queens and the dreaded Ufuoma Babes FC, which inthe early days of women’s football in Nigeria, was the leading women’s football club. His mum’s elder brother, Ikponwosa Omoregie nicknamed Pele for his dazzling footballskills, played for the Nigerian national team and Igbinedion hopes his son, Joseph,will play for Nigeria someday but wants him to get grounded in his academics. “Joseph loves football. He is working hard and improving everyday. It would be nice tosee him play at the highest level. That will have to wait for sometime though. For themoment we ( he and Joseph’s mum) are ensuring that he is grounded in academics. The life of a sportsman is precarious. One accident could derail an entire lifetime ofambition. We want to see him succeed on both sides,” the elder Igbinedion said. As a budding footballer who plays in the central midfield position, Joseph combines thepace and ruggedness of Cristiano Ronaldo with the deft tuoches and guile of LionelMessi. Loading… Despite operating as a central midfielder, Joseph has on occasion be deployed as anattacking midfielder and deep-lying playmaker. His football exploits at school hasdrawn the attention of football authorities in the area. Last season the lad played forboth the U-14 and U-15 teams of Mungret Regional Football Club. He was also called up to the Under 14 of Limerick District Schoolboys/girls LeagueL.D.S.L(Association Football) boys team for the 2020 Kennedy Cup competition which isheld annually in June featuring the best talent from the 31 schoolboys football leaguesin Ireland. Joseph, who started playing football six years ago at the age of eight years is growingin confidence by the day while his exploits on the field have been yielding fruit too.He was a member of the Under 14 Limerick District Schoolboys League (L.D.S.L)team thatwon the Liam O’ Donovan Memorial Inter-League cup 2019. Aside team honours, Joseph has also garnered a few personal awards for his progioustalent. In 2016 he was voted the Mungret Regional Football Club Under 10 Red Player ofthe Year. In the 2017/2018 season, he emerged the District Schoolboys/girls League(L.D.S.L) Under 12 Premier Division player of the year 2017/2018. While the same seasonhe was crowned the Mungret Regional Football Club Under 12 Premier Division player ofthe year 2017/2018. Igbinedion whose long term plan for the lad is to see him donning Nigerian colours likehis famous uncle believes his son would be an asset to the Nigerian national team whenhe eventually gets called up to play. For the moment though, the lad is learning theropes and carving a niche for himself at junior football level where he is wowingfootball fans with his breathtaking skills. Read Also: Chelsea target Leicester City goalkeeper Schmeichel Mike Okafor, a sports analyst, who says he has seen video footages of Joseph in actionbelieves the lad will become one of the leading footballers in the world if nothingdisrupts his progression. “I have seen the boy play. He is good and reminds you of a player like the formerManchester United captain, Keane with the way he takes charge in the midfield. Hisconfidence is amazing. I cannot wait to see him grow up and begin to play for the SuperEagles,” Okafor said. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew AboutWorld’s Most Delicious FoodsThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Absolute 10 Greatest Shows In HBO HistoryWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsEver Wonder What Keanu Reeves Spends His Paychecks On?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsThe Highest Paid Football Players In The Worldlast_img

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