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The grass cannot be greener for former Premier League goals Predator, Ex Watford FC player who until his departure, ply his trade in China with Shanghai Greenland Shenhua FC.

A player whose humble beginning from Ajegunle, a suburb in Lagos, Nigeria and patiently worked his way to stardom with an imprint of a classic Hollywood movie script.

Odion’s story is a testimony of what patience, hard work, humility and faith in God can bring to the life of anybody in life.

When yours sincerely encountered the 30year old soccer star during an interview at his palatial home in Lagos, Nigeria he painted a memorable picture of how patience brought him to the English Premier League during his career sojourn in Europe. And when he finally got his chance with Watford FC, he made an instant impact scoring goals against top teams in the League. Twice he was tempted with a big-money move to China and thereafter, he took the chance and made an instant impact in the Chinese League when he left England.

La Fete, recall, Odion Ighalo mentioned, that he once received a proposed approach from Manchester United through his agent which did not come through at that time.

Many years later, with few hours to the close of the transfer deadline on 31st January 2020, history beckon again for Odion Jude Ighalo as he signs a season-long loan to join the “Red Devil’s” Manchester United FC, officially as the First Nigerian Player to play for Manchester United after the botched Mikel Obi transfer saga during the days of Sir Alex Ferguson.

It would be recalled that Odion Ighalo played for Watford, in England for two seasons where he helped the Hornets gain promotion to the Premier League with 20 goals in 35 games in the Championship division.

In his second season, his partnership with Troy Deeney’s current Watford Captain saw him score 15 goals in 37 appearances.

Here is wishing the Ex-Super Eagles and last nation’s Cup Golden Boot Award winner the best with his new team.

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Mercy Eke Carts Away The Prize Money For BBN Naija 2019

The 2019 Big Brother Naija “Pepper Dem” came to a remarkable finale as 26-year-old Mercy Eke carted away the cash prize of N60million and a brand new SUV courtesy of Nigerian owned automobile manufacturing Innosson Motors as she emerged as the winner of the nerve cracking ninety-nine days in the house.

Mercy who suddenly see her story change from grass to grace was filled with endless emotion even before she was announced the winner could not contain her joy on sighting her uncle who came to lend her support to her as she stood on stage with Ebuka and Mike she kept screaming in ecstasy “uncle Uzo, uncle Uzo”.

As she finally emerged winner of the 2019 BBN Naija competition, presented with a cheque of N60million by Dstv Chief Executive Mrs. Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, she was joined by heartthrob Ike on stage.
This victory marks the beginning of a beautiful journey for the Imo state born damsel and a dream come through, Who only a few weeks ago was chatting with Ike, on her desire to win the prize money.

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