F.C. Ebedei

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FC Ebedei
Ground Gateway Stadium (Ijebu Ode)
Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria
Chairman Churchill Oliseh
Manager Churchill Oliseh
League Nigeria Nationwide League

FC Ebedei is a Nigerian football club based in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State after moving from Lagos in 2001. They currently play in Nigeria Nationwide League, the third tier of Nigerian football.

FC Ebedei is also serving as the African football academy of FC Midtjylland in the Danish Superliga championship. Several players from the club have gone on to play in Denmark.

Current Squad[edit]

As of 30 Jan. 2015 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 [John Bright]
2 Nigeria Aliu Salaudeen
3 Nigeria Isaac Edet
5 Nigeria Godwin Maikasuwa
6 Nigeria William Obande
7 Nigeria Mumini Abdulkareem
8 Nigeria Samuel Adelola
9 Nigeria Samson Iyede
10 Nigeria Ibrahim Kareem
No. Position Player
11 Nigeria ThankGod Ogwuche
12 Nigeria Ossi Emmanuel
13 Nigeria Kazeem Balemo
14 Nigeria Idris Rasaq
15 Nigeria Frank Onyeka
16 Nigeria David Musa
17 Nigeria Ochuko Kere
19 Nigeria Michael Odey
20 Nigeria Sodiq Ajiferuke

FC Midtjylland transfers[edit]

The first player who transferred to FC Midtjylland was Ajilore Oluwafemi. The midfielder debuted for FC Midtjylland in 2004, and earned a permanent place in the starting line-up in the 2006–07 Superliga season. He plays the role of a defensive midfielder.

He was followed by strikers Adeshina Lawal and Justice John Erhenede, though they did not break into the FC Midtjylland starting line-up. In 2004, they both transferred to Vejle BK in the secondary Danish 1st Division.

In the spring 2006, forward Akeem Agbetu earned a place in the FC Midtjylland first team squad, after Danish forward Frank Kristensen suffered an injury. Agbetu scored a couple of goals before he was loaned out to Kolding FC in the winter 2007 transfer window to earn some valuable experience.

In the summer 2006, the two players who were brought with him to the club, the 18-year-old players Adigun Salami and Ayinde Lawal, were brought into the FC Midtjylland squad. Salami proved a very big talent, and attracted attention from Italian club Reggina Calcio, as well as English clubs Chelsea and Manchester United. He plays the role of an attacking midfielder. Lawal has not got his breakthrough at the first team, but he is one of the best players in the second team.

The most recent player to make the step from FC Ebedei to FC Midtjylland is Babajide Collins Babatunde, or simply known a Baba Collins, who would have made his FC Midtjylland debut at age 16 if not for FIFA rules. As he turned 18, he signed a four and a half-year professional contract with FC Midtjylland. In Spring 2007 he earned his debut, and quickly became a starter. He scored 2 goals in 8 matches. Currently FCM has many young bright talents on the youth academy, many of the African talents are some of the best players on their team. The eldest talents also play on the second team, which is currently playing in the Danish 2nd Division, and finished last season number two.

The next players who are ready to jump from the u-squad to the first team would be: Yakubu Abubakar Akilu, a defensive midfielder; Jude Ikechukwu Nworuh, a very fast young striker; and Adeola Runsewe, also a striker, but he also plays a lot on the wing. The two last players who were promoted were the attacking midfielder Sylvester Emeka Igboun and attacker Izunna Uzochukwu.

Recent seasons[edit]

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