Pascal Durugbor hits two goals in promotion play off for Vaxjo in Sweden, BJ, Clibbers qualify for Bet9ja semis

By Nelson Dafe on October 16, 2018

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Nigerian striker Pascal Durugbor scored two fantastic goals over the weekend to help his swedish division 3 side Vaxjo United come closer to gaining promotion to the 2nd Division in a play off tie against Smedby.

The brace brings Durugbor's goals to an impressive 32 in all competitions for Vaxjo. 

Durugbor is currently being widely followed by major clubs in europe by virtue of his goalscoring abilities and the 19-year old continue not to be fazed by all the attention he is getting by continuing to play well for Vaxjo. 

Durugbor was signed from Nigeria's grassroots club Rock Stars FC of Benin City in January after he impressed in a scouting program put together by Swedish football development company Tiki Taka in December last year.

He fast and strong striker is managed by licensed players intermediary Ferdinand Oji. 

Mr Oji is a very keen football investor in Benin City who is fast becoming popular in the Nigerian Football space owing to his intelligent and aggressive drive towards getting the best deals for talented young players.

The young licenced players intermediary has aided the rise of Durugbor to get to this enviable level and it is to him that the young lad entrusts the task of negotiating a better deal that would reflect the current high profile of the player as a goals machine.

As Nigeria continues to battle to qualify for the under-20, it is only fitting that only players who are currently in top form for their clubs get a call up to the national team.

The NFF technical department should be on the lookout for the best legs around the world to give Nigeria a good chance of not only qualifying for the world cup but also of winning it for the first time in the history of the country.

The promotion played off continues. 

BJ, Clibbers sail through to semi final of Bet9ja football tournament 

BJ Foundation continued their fine current form to see off Yak FC in the quarter finals of the ongoing Bet9ja football competition for grassroots clubs in Benin City. 

All the quarter final matches were played on monday.  

In an interesting first half battle, striker Uche Epete gave BJ the lead only to see it cancelled by a swift and quick strike by Yak. First half ended 1-1. 

BJ however took control of the game in the second half as Yak appeared to tire our. Marvis Ogiomade and Osaghae scored in the second half for BJ to put Yak to the sword. 

Clibbers profited from a second half blunder by Benin Warriors defender Bright Osazuwa to take the lead against Benin Warriors in a pulsating quarter final encounter which was the last for the day. 

Both sides seemed to have matched each other, with Benin Warriors looking slightly more in the ascendency through the brilliant dribbling quality of Desmond Oji (who is joint top scorer in the competition) and rampaging Destiny Ekewe who delivered some delicious crosses into the box but saw his efforts wasted by the front line for the Warriors. 

In truth, Benin Warriors were not troubled at the back for most of the game until midway in the second half when a huge moment of indecision by Osazuwa who failed to deal with a simple wayward ball launched just behind him by the Clibbers midfield. 

He dithered and dithered until an onrushing Clibbers attacker raced to him and dispossessed him rather easily to lob the Warriors 'keeper. 

With time running out, Benin Warriors desperately threw everything into attack to get back into the game only to get sucker-punched through a counter attack. 

At the blast of the final whistle, the Warriors players sunk in desolation, a side that had thrilled many in this competition and promised more, exited in a painful fashion. 

Rockers beat Eno Flow 1-0 in the first match of the day. The Chinedu Uba-coached Rockers are a team with lots of young stars with loads of experience from playing together for ears and they showed the know-how to see off the game against hard fighting Eno Flow. 

Ine Stars lost the lottery of penalty shootout to Mission Side in the day's second quarter final after the two team ended regulation time 0-0. 

In the semi final matches scheduled for the same S&T barracks at Isihor in the far west of Benin City on Tuesday, BJ Foundation will come up against Clibbers. Clibbers would have the chance of a pay back after they lost on the first round to BJ 1-2/but they will know all too well that BJ are favorites to win this competition and they would need to be in their very best, which may not be enough, to beat BJ. 

Mission Side will lock horns against Rockers in the other semi final game of the day. 

The Bet9ja tournament has proven to be a success so far in terms of the quality of young players most of the teams have paraded in this tournament. 


Photo shows Pascal Durugbor

Source Daily Sports

Posted October 16, 2018

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