My People FC

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My People FC
My People FC
Full name My People Football Club
Nickname(s) My people
Founded 2008
Ground Agege Stadium
Lagos, Nigeria
Ground Capacity 4, 000
Chairman NigeriaT.B. Joshua
Manager Nigeria A.Yussuf
League Nigeria Nationwide League

My People FC is a Nigerian football club based in Lagos. Founded by Prophet T.B. Joshua of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations, the team was established for the purpose of helping talented young footballers.

History[edit]

Known for his extensive philanthropic endeavors, T.B. Joshua explained 'My People FC' is just another way of assisting the less privileged in society. "I strongly believe the young shall grow," he said in an interview with Complete Sport's David Meshioye.[1]

Current squad[edit]

As of 20 January 2014

Nigeria[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Nigeria GK Adejoh Godwin Vincent
21 Nigeria GK Austin Obi Atuge
12 Nigeria GK James Faith
29 Nigeria FW Gregory Sebol
17 Nigeria MF Onyeka James Chidi
7 Nigeria FW Leonard King
13 Nigeria MF Edwin Opave
8 Nigeria FW Godwin Odogu
10 Nigeria MF Yakubu Azeez
2 Nigeria DF Kamoru Ogubjobi
4 Nigeria DF Dolavi Monday
14 Nigeria MF Nwankwo Franklin
24 Nigeria MF Omosola Taiwo Kikelomo
25 Nigeria MF Pius Uche
19 Nigeria MF Godwin Aneke
20 Nigeria DF Brown Egemole
18 Nigeria DF Yussuf Ogunwale
28 Nigeria FW Chukwuma Chigozie
9 Nigeria FW Akewusola Jamal
3 Nigeria DF Chidozie Paul
5 Nigeria DF Omobolaji Shakiru
33 Nigeria DF Ajayi Femi Adeoye
No. Position Player
38 Nigeria FW Felix Ikechukwu
34 Nigeria FW Olubode Damilare
39 Nigeria MF Yaya Lawal
22 Nigeria MF Onifade Afeez
6 Nigeria MF Samson Williams
11 Nigeria MF Onyii Nwosu
15 Nigeria MF Locator Stanley
16 Nigeria DF Akinyemi Joseph
40 Nigeria MF Fatai Bakare
30 Nigeria DF Babawale Olamide

Achievements[edit]

Although relatively young, impressive performances against both junior Nigerian National Teams, the Golden Eaglets and Flying Eagles, alongside victory against Premier League Side Gateway F.C.,[2] have landed ‘My People FC’ squarely on the Nigerian football scene.

With increasing interest from numerous foreign scouts, three players were sponsored abroad to play for Bodens BK, a Swedish club.[3] Two were subsequently chosen to represent their nation at U17 Level for the Golden Eaglets [4] - Sani Emmanuel [5] and Ogenyi Onazi.[6] Emmanuel won the prestigious Golden Ball and Silver Shoe at the tournament, and has since joined the Nigerian U-20 Team, The Flying Eagles, alongside his teammate Onazi.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Meshioye, David (2009-06-01). "Pastor TB Joshua: 'Why I Floated Soccer Team'". Modern Ghana. 
  2. ^ "My People FC Stun Gateway In Thriller". All Voices. 2009-08-14.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  3. ^ Hammarström, Leif (2009-04-03). "Church Recruits Football Talent". NSD. 
  4. ^ "FIFA U-17 World Cup: Eaglets Seek Joshua’s Help". PM News. 2009-10-20. 
  5. ^ Njoku, Emma (2009-10-12). "Eaglets go goal crazy". Sun News. 
  6. ^ "Pen Pix of Glory-chasing Eaglets". Kick Off. 2009-10-22. 

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