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Nigeria’s former CNN Goal of the Week winner, Olatunbosun sacked by Egyptian club



Sikiru Olatubosun, a former MFM of Lagos striker who goal against Enugu Rangers hit global headlines in 2017 as ‘CNN Goal of the Week ‘ has this week been relieved of his duties by Egyptian club, Smouha which he joined on free transfer last September from Turkish sides, Ankaraspor.

According to an Egyptian publication, Kingfut, the Nigerian striker and another player from Angola,Garcia Dias had to leave the club after their contract was terminated by mutual consent.

Both players had joined Smouha last September as the club were looking to reinforce their attacking area and compete for a continental qualification spot.

Sikiru Olatunbosun, 26, joined Smouha and made just five appearances for the club, of which he started only once.

Across 123 minutes of playing time, Sikiru, who can play at both wings, failed to score or assist; and a late substitute appearance against El-Gaish on December 25, proved to be his last game for the club.


Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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