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McCarthy Full Of Praise For Young Attacking Duo Ahead Of Euro Playoff

Irish manager Mick McCarthy has highlighted a number of players who have impressed him at club level, including Michael Obafemi, ahead of March’s Euro 2020 playoff against Slovakia. Obafemi has featured frequently for Southampton’s first team in the Premier League this season and in the absence of Shane Long, the 19-year-old started in their FA Cup draw against Spurs at …

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Michael Obafemi Cracker Gives Southampton Lead Over Chelsea

Irish striker Michael Obafemi scored his first Premier League goal of the season to give Southampton a first half lead over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Making just his third league start of the campaign, the 19-year-old opened the scoring for the Saints with his second goal in all competitions this season. Obafemi received the ball from Pierre-Emile Holjberg, turned and …

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Michael Obafemi Sets Up Goal With Stunning Pass in EFL Cup Win Over Portsmouth

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Michael Obafemi showed his playmaking abilities with a wonderful assist for Southampton on Tuesday night. The Republic of Ireland forward started for the Saints in their EFL Cup tie against Portsmouth, the first south-coast derby since 2012. Southampton won the third-round tie 4-0 at Fratton Park. Danny Ings (2), Cedric Soares and Nathan Redmond got the goals and Obafemi set …

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Mick McCarthy Seemingly Quick To Dismiss Unproven Michael Obafemi

Irish manager Mick McCarthy admitted that Southampton striker Michael Obafemi is unproven as he assesses his 40-man provisional squad ahead of the games against Switzerland and Bulgaria. McCarthy selected a large panel which will be cut down to 23 over the next couple of weeks and it includes ten forwards, including Obafemi. The 19-year-old has yet to feature in a …

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Michael Obafemi On Kenny & 21s: I Think We’ll Be Working Together Soon

Ireland and Southampton striker Michael Obafemi has outlined that his immediate international future may lie with Stephen Kenny’s U21s when the 18-year-old returns from injury. Obafemi is eligible to play for Stephen Kenny’s side as well as Tom Mohan’s exciting U19s who have reached the this summer’s European Championships in Armenia. The striker, however, has also been capped at senior …

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Michael Obafemi: “I Lost The Ball & He Screamed At Me For Five Minutes”

Southampton and Ireland striker Michael Obafemi has opened up on his experience working under former assistant manager Roy Keane during his first international call-up last November. Obafemi, one of Irish football’s brightest talents, was included in Martin O’Neill’s senior squad for the games against Northern Ireland and Denmark last year. The 18-year old made his debut during the last 10 …

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Charlie Austin Reportedly Set To Leave Southampton

A transfer is reported to be in the works that could have implications for the Irish contingent at Southampton. According to The Telegraph, Charlie Austin has been told that he can leave the club this month, with Premier League high-flyers Wolves and Championship side Aston Villa said to be interested. Austin has played just once in 2019, having served a …

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Hassenhuttl Heaps Praise On Michael Obafemi Following First Saints Goal

On Saturday Irish striker Michael Obafemi became Southampton’s youngest ever goalscorer after he grabbed the Saints’ third in their 1-3 win over relegation rivals Huddersfield. The 18-year-old came off the bench at the John Smith Stadium to help his new manager Ralph Hassenhuttl secure his second victory in a row and lift Southampton further away from the relegation zone. Obafemi …

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Mick McCarthy: We Might Laud O’Neill For Capping Obafemi In The Future

On Saturday, 18-year old Ireland striker Michael Obafemi made his first Premier League start for Southampton in their game against Manchester United. Obafemi was handed his first league start by now departed manager Mark Hughes and impressed many in the 65 minutes he featured in before coming off injured. The Dublin born attacker was lively up against United’s defence and …

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Watch: Michael Obafemi Provides Assist In First Premier League Start

Relegation-threatened Southampton are in the lead against Manchester United, thanks in no small part to an Irish debutant. Some early chances were available in what is a must-win game for both sides at St. Mary’s. Romelu Lukaku has yet to score in the league since mid-September, and he really should have punished an early error from Saints keeper Alex McCarthy. …

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Michael Obafemi – “I’ll Be Getting This Shirt Framed To Put In My House.”

Despite Ireland’s disappointing end to their UEFA Nations League campaign in Aarhus on Monday night, Southampton striker Michael Obafemi provided a bright spark by making his international debut for the Boys in Green. Obafemi came off the bench with ten minutes to go in Ireland’s 0-0 draw against Denmark in a game in which O’Neill’s side were truly outclassed as they …

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Breaking: No Obafemi As Martin O’Neill Names Starting XI For NI Clash

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Martin O’Neill has named his starting XI for Ireland’s international friendly against Northern Ireland at the Aviva Stadium this evening. O’Neill keeps Michael Obafemi on the bench after the 18-year-old confirmed Pundit Arena’s report that he would be fully committing to the Irish cause. There had been suggestions that Obafemi would feature in the game, and he has been given …

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Michael Obafemi Confirms Irish Decision – “He is 100% Committed”

Southampton striker Michael Obafemi has ended speculation surrounding his international future by committing to Ireland ahead of their game against Northern Ireland this evening. Irish manager Martin O’Neill had outlined during the week that Obafemi was still deliberating over his international future however a source close to the 18-year old had informed Pundit Arena that his intentions were always to …

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Hughes Casts Doubts Over Obafemi Choosing To Play For Ireland

Southampton manager, Mark Hughes, has shared his doubts over whether teenage striker, Michael Obafemi, will choose to play for the Republic of Ireland at senior level. The 18-year-old made an appearance off the bench against Manchester City last Sunday and following that, was chosen as part of Martin O’Neill’s 36-man provisional squad to face Northern Ireland and Denmark this week. …

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