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Obiwon Echi

Obiwon Echi
Obiwon is a graduate of the International Academy of Medicine and Ecology, Kyiv, Ukraine where he obtained the degree of Doctor of Medicine. He is a passionate football fan and likes to work as a columnist as a part time job. As an editor in Footballwood.com, he covers news, match previews, reviews and much more from major leagues round the globe.

September, 2018

  • 12 September

    Bundesliga Intros 2014-2018

    Bundesliga Intros 2014-2018

    Bayern Munich came into the season as defending champions, winning the League again earlier in March 2014 against Hertha BSC. Best game: Eintracht Frankfurt 4–5 VfB Stuttgart was a Bundesliga classic that produced the highest scoring game of the season Player of the year: Kevin de Bruyne was voted the best player after scoring 10 goals with 21 assists for Wolfsburg The team of the season: Bayern Munich The Bavarians secured the title in style once again by going on a 17 match unbeaten run alongside an 8 match winning streak, scoring goals for fun in the process   Bayern …

  • 2 September

    Mancini include Balotelli, Chiellini in Italy squad

    Mancini include Balotelli, Chiellini in Italy squad

    Roberto Mancini has included Mario Balotelli and Giorgio Chiellini in his recent national team squad, according to ESPN. The Juventus defender is set to make his first competitive outing since their disappointing World Cup qualifying playoff loss over two legs to Sweden back in 2017. Alongside Chiellini, Balotelli was equally included in the recent team selection as Mancini prepares his team for the upcoming UEFA Nations League games against Poland and Portugal. Monaco young forward Pietro Pellegri, 17, was among five players receiving their first call-ups by coach Roberto Mancini on Saturday. The others were Cagliari goalkeeper Alessio Cragno, defenders Manuel Lazzari …

  • 2 September

    Jankovic disappointed with Fulham stalemate

    Jankovic disappointed with Fulham stalemate

    Slavisa Jokanovic has described Fulham’s 2-2 draw with Brighton as a case of “mixed feelings” after his team gave up a two-goal lead. Goals from Andre Schurrle and Aleksandar Mitrovic gave the Cottagers a two-goal lead, only for the advantage to be wiped out by a Glenn Murray brace to level the scores. Jokanovic was happy to get Fulham’s first away point in the Premier League, but he was disappointed that they didn’t win the game. “We have mixed opinion about the game. We must be disappointed after playing professionally for one hour, offering a really solid performance at 2-0 up.” Jokanovic Sky Sports. …

  • 1 September

    Pep Guardiola in rare defence of Jose Mourinho

    Pep Guardiola in rare defence of Jose Mourinho

    Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has jumped to the defence of Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho after he received criticism recently. The Red Devils manager has struggled to perform in recent weeks after poor results against Brighton and Tottenham. Mourinho has been at the forefront of a media showdown following his rant in the post-match interview against Spurs So much so that a bad result against Burnley on Sunday could even spell the end of his Manchester United career. However, Pep explained that managers always bear the brunt when their teams are not playing well but still praised the quality of his …

  • 1 September

    Cutrone ecstatic after winning it late for AC Milan

    Cutrone ecstatic after winning it late for AC Milan

    Super substitute Patrick Cutrone broke Roma’s heart as he scored late in the game to seal AC Milan’s first win of the season on Friday evening. Franck Kessie broke the deadlock for the hosts five minutes before the break, but their lead only lasted 15 minutes into the second half when Federico Fazio equalised with half an hour left. Gonzalo Higuain thought he took regained the lead for Milan only for his goal to be ruled out by VAR. Roma were then the victims of VAR when Steven N’Zonzi’s header was scratched off for a handball in the build-up. Patrick …

August, 2018

  • 31 August

    Carabao Cup draw: Chelsea set for Anfield clash

    Carabao Cup draw: Chelsea set for Anfield clash

    Eight-time League Cup winners Liverpool have been drawn at home against Chelsea in the pick of the Carabao Cup third round ties. All ties will be played on the week commencing September 24, with Liverpool and Chelsea’s meeting coming days before their Premier League match at Stamford Bridge on September 29. The last time both sides met in a League Cup clash was in the semi-finals of the competition back in 2015, where Chelsea triumphed 2-1 on aggregate. Elsewhere, reigning champions Manchester City head to Oxford United of Sky Bet League One. Frank Lampard will confront one of his former managers …