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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 Munich wrapped up …

August, 2018

  • 25 August

    Coman to undergo surgery on injured ankle

    Coman to undergo surgery on injured ankle

    Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a torn ankle ligament that will also require surgery, according to latest reports. The French winger was injured in Friday’s season-opening 3–1 victory over Hoffenheim, his first Bundesliga match since a previous ligament injury to the same left leg in February that also ruled him out of the World Cup in Russia. “Coman will require surgery and will be out for several weeks,” Bayern said in a statement after the 22-year-old Frenchman was injured shortly before halftime following a rash challenge from Hoffenheim’s Nico Schulz. German winger Serge Gnabry, who played …

  • 25 August

    Emery expects a warm welcome for Wilshere

    Emery expects a warm welcome for Wilshere

    Arsenal manager Unai Emery claims he has the “utmost respect” for Jack Wilshere’s ability and expects a warm welcome when he returns with West Ham on Saturday. Wilshere, 26, spent 17 years with the Gunners, 10 with the first team. However, the England international couldn’t agree on a new deal with the Gunners before leaving as a free agent. “I spoke with him for 15 minutes here in Colney before he left,” said Emery on Wednesday. “The first thing for me is I have respect for his career here. And then, he chooses what the best was for him in his future. It’s for that, on Saturday, I know …

  • 25 August

    Mane is aiming for consistent World-class display- Klopp

    Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool forward Sadio Mane is now convinced he deserves to be part of football’s élite. The Reds manager revealed that the Mane’s new-found confidence in recent weeks could take him to the next level and help him sustain a world-class level. “Now he’s much more secure that this is his level,” said Klopp. “The players surprise themselves sometimes. ‘Wow, really? That’s how good I am?’ We all need to show our best and get used to it. “It’s quality. We have to make sure we can show that every week. Who scores the goals is not too important, but it was …

  • 12 August

    Klopp on Dejan Lovren’s injury update

    Klopp on Dejan Lovren’s injury update

    Jürgen Klopp has revealed Croatian defender Dejan Lovren will be sidelined for some weeks due to his pelvis injury Dejan Lovren returned to Melwood earlier this week but failed to participate in the club’s training due to the problem. And he is likely to miss Liverpool’s upcoming fixtures. However, Klopp is anticipating Lovren will be back in training shortly, telling his post-match press conference following the Reds’ win over West Ham United: “He is not fit. Let me say it like this, last year he already had a few problems with that, but he could obviously play — and played really good. “Recovery days were …

  • 11 August

    Ronaldo: I dreamed of playing for Juventus

    Ronaldo: I dreamed of playing for Juventus

    Cristiano Ronaldo has opened up on his admiration for Juventus, and further revealed it was his dream to play for the Italian Champions Ronaldo,33, completed the move to Juve earlier this summer for a fee worth over €100m plus bonuses. In a recent interview with the club’s TV, the Portuguese international gave his impression about the Serie A giants. “I feel great. Everything is good, the test was good, the people around the stadium, the fans, the people in the training ground are very nice to me. I’m glad, I’m happy.” “Great club, first of all, it is a great club. Since I was a kid, I looked …

  • 6 August

    Everton agree €32m fee to snap up Yerry Mina

    Everton have reportedly agreed on a €32m (£28.5m) deal to sign Yerry Mina. According to TalkSport The Barcelona defender has been strongly linked with the Red Devils throughout this transfer window. However, it was reported on Sunday morning that their deal had hit a snag. Now, reports from English tabloids claim, The Toffees have pounced and snatched the Barcelona defender for themselves. Mina, 23, is set to sign a five-year deal at Goodison Park after concluding swift negotiations with the Blaugrana. View this post on Instagram Everton agree £28.5m fee to snap up Yerry Mina A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on …

  • 2 August

    Video highlights: Real Madrid vs Man United, Roma vs Barcelona

    Video highlights: Real Madrid vs Man United, Roma vs Barcelona

    Manchester United rounded up their International Champions Cup with a 2–1 win against Real Madrid few days after losing to rivals Liverpool. Goals from Alex Sanchez and Ander Herrera helped the Red Devils to seal a win despite a consolation strike from Karim Benzema. In the other tie, Barcelona suffered a 4–2 loss to Roma in a repeat of the Champions League quarter-final. New boy Malcom scored his first goal for the club, but that wasn’t enough to secure a win as the Italians outscored the Spanish Champions.

  • 2 August

    Unai Emery happy with Arsenal’s win over Chelsea

    Unai Emery happy with Arsenal’s win over Chelsea

    Arsenal boss Unai Emery was excited with his team’s display after they came from behind to defeat Premier League rivals Chelsea on penalties. The Gunners got off to a slow start in the game against Chelsea with teenage sensation Callum Hudson-Odoi providing all sorts of problems for full-back Hector Bellerin in the early stages of the tie. After Antonio Rudiger six-minute header had put Chelsea in the lead, fortune smiled down on Arsenal when Alvaro Morata missed a penalty just six minutes later. View this post on Instagram Unai Emery happy with Arsenal’s win over Chelsea A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Aug 2, 2018 at …

July, 2018

  • 5 July

    Cristiano Ronaldo wants Juve move

    Cristiano Ronaldo wants Juve move

    Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has opened up on his desire to complete a move to Serie A Champions Juventus for a fee believed to be around £88m. Ronaldo prompted questions about his future after their 3–1 Champions League final victory over Liverpool in Kiev, promising an announcement “soon.” The former United hitman cast serious doubt on his future in Madrid moments after winning a third successive Champions League in Kiev and Juventus appear to be testing the club’s resolve as he angles for an improved contract. It now appears Juventus have made the first move to lure him away from the club he …

June, 2018

  • 29 June

    France Vs Argentina: Preview, Odds and Predictions

    Pre-tournament favourites France and Argentina are set to cancel each other out in the first game of the second round in the ongoing FIFA World Cup. Argentina managed to scrape out of the group thanks to Morcos Rojo’s late winner. On the other hand, Les Blues confidently topped their group with seven points despite some unconvincing displays. France and Argentina have faced each other 12 times in their history, with the French winning just two of those meetings.

  • 20 June

    African teams at the World Cup: their journey so far and chances

    African teams at the World Cup: their journey so far and chances

    With the first round of fixtures at the World Cup completely wrapped up, the Terenga Lions of Senegal are the only African side to record a win out of the five representatives. In contrast to the Pharaohs of Egypt who have completed two rounds of games in Group A and recorded no win, the Senegalese seem to be the only hope of African football pending if results turn around for the other African sides in the next round of games. EGYPT The fitness of Mohammed Salah going into the tournament was always the question considering the Egyptian squad was bank average. In …

April, 2018

  • 24 April

    Road to Kyiv: Liverpool vs Roma (SF1)

    Road to Kyiv: Liverpool vs Roma (SF1)

    Liverpool is set to take on Roma in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in a decade. Most football fans have written Roma off going into this tie, but that will be a dangerous proposition considering their Journey in this season’s competition. Reports from some quarters in England shows that some Liverpool fans have already booked hotels in Kiev ahead of the finals which is somewhat disrespectful to the opposition. The advice to them is to remember the 3–0 victory over Chelsea on a Halloween night and the miracle comeback against Barcelona. It’s dangerous to dismiss a team …

  • 6 April

    Derby Weekend

    Derby Weekend

    With the first round of fixtures of the Champions League quarter-finals now done and dusted, top teams in Europe set their sights on the league games once again. In England, Manchester City will be seeking for an immediate response when they confront City rivals Manchester United after their shocking defeat at Anfield. A win in this fixture will all but seal the Premier League title and earn them the bragging rights. Across the Mersey River, Liverpool fresh from a Champions League triumph will try to compound the woes of their bitter rivals Everton. In Spain, the Madrid derby may go a long way …