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Mavlon’s goalkeeper Samuel Friday Joins Charlton Athletic

After dazzling in the colours of Mavlon Fc against Sporting Lagos in a friendly game that ended 3-3 last weekend in Lagos, Samuel Friday James has landed at Charlton Athletic of England.

The teenage goalkeeper caught the radar of some clubs in Europe after he displayed great goalkeeping prowess for Malvon Fc at the Viareggio cup tournament in Italy in March this year and he has continued to show tremendous progress.

Standing at 6ft.5, he is physically built as an ideal goalkeeper for modern day football, it is therefore not a surprise that Italian clubs like Torino FC, Fiorentina FC and Udinese all developed interest in the 17 years old sensation between the sticks.

Now that James has found his way to Charlton Athletic to continue his football development, it is hoped that the youngster will fulfil his potential in Europe.

And report reaching indicates that the management of Charlton Athletic are very excited with the presence of James at their training ground, especially with his intimidating height, which dwarfs other goalkeepers in the U-21 set up at the club.

And at a time when there is a shortage of dynamic Nigerian goalkeepers, it is heart warming that Mavlon FC has been able to discover and nurture a raw talent in James, who is ready to take up the challenge of plying his trade in Europe, everything working out fine at Charlton Athletic.


Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu

Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu popularly known as tobex is the Vice chairman of Sports writers Association of Nigeria , lagos Chapter. She Is also the Media Spokesperson of the Super Falcons of Nigeria. She is an award winning women's football writer. Tobex is also an ex footballer that was privileged to play in the first NFF organised women's league in 1990 as a player of Hamza Queens. Her last club as an active footballer was Ibom Angels as She paved way to further her education years ago. She is a Federal Government scholar , with a degree in Mass communication, a second degree in Public Relations and Advertising (Communication Studies). She is a Wife and Mother.

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