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# michael-obafemi - Saturday 29 February, 2020

Ireland's Obafemi on target, Chelsea's Champions League hopes suffer setback

Shane Long and Will Smallbone were also handed starts for the Saints.

# michael-obafemi - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

McCarthy tells Shane Long he's back in the mix to help Ireland reach Euro 2020

The veteran striker is in line for an international recall as Southampton team-mate Michael Obafemi is also catching the eye.

# michael-obafemi - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

Sergio Aguero gets Man City out of jail, Ireland pair feature in Southampton win

Pep Guardiola’s side earned a hard-fought victory over Sheffield United this evening.

# michael-obafemi - Thursday 9 January, 2020

Michael Obafemi: 'I know I'm not 100% as professional as I could be'

The Southampton striker dreams of being ‘a hero’ for Ireland in the Euro 2020 play-offs.

# michael-obafemi - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

Rejected, demoralised and fueled by grief... the six young Irish footballers driven to succeed in 2020

From those battling to become regulars in the Premier League, to talents rebuilding careers at home in the League of Ireland, this year is crucial to their progress.

# michael-obafemi - Friday 27 December, 2019

'The best Michael we can imagine' - Southampton boss praises Irish teen Obafemi Reaction This post contains videos

'The best Michael we can imagine' - Southampton boss praises Irish teen Obafemi

The Ireland international scored as the Saints beat Chelsea on St Stephen’s Day, prompting Ralph Hasenhüttl to laud his display.

# michael-obafemi - Thursday 26 December, 2019

Irish teen Obafemi scores brilliant goal as Southampton stun Chelsea Potential This post contains videos

Irish teen Obafemi scores brilliant goal as Southampton stun Chelsea

The 19-year-old Dublin-born striker put the visitors ahead with a fine finish.

# michael-obafemi - Saturday 30 November, 2019

Obafemi has 'a long way to go' and is 'lacking professionalism' according to his Southampton boss

Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuttl responds to Ireland international’s claims that he should be a regular starter in the Premier League.

# michael-obafemi - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Iceland hand Stephen Kenny's Ireland first defeat of qualifying campaign

Sveinn Aron Gudjohnsen — son of former Chelsea player Eidur — scored the winning goal.

# michael-obafemi - Friday 11 October, 2019

‘Michael got the crowd on the edge of their seats, he was running 70 yards with the ball’

Stephen Kenny praised the contribution of Michael Obafemi following Ireland’s stalemate with Italy.

# michael-obafemi - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

11 months on from Ireland senior debut, Obafemi could be set for first U21 appearance

The Southampton striker has had his troubles with injuries over the past year.

# michael-obafemi - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Ireland's Obafemi nabs beautiful assist on injury return as Southampton cruise to victory Technique This post contains videos

Ireland's Obafemi nabs beautiful assist on injury return as Southampton cruise to victory

The talented striker sent Danny Ings through for his second goal of a 4-0 rout against Portsmouth in the Carabao Cup.

# michael-obafemi - Saturday 31 August, 2019

Freak injury leaves Sean Maguire a doubt for upcoming Irish internationals

‘It’s the most bizarre injury I have seen before’, said Preston manager Alex Neil.

# michael-obafemi - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

'It'll be great for him to step up and play in the U21 team, and great for the Irish public'

Tottenham striker Troy Parrott is set to feature for Stephen Kenny’s side next month.

# michael-obafemi - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

Hourihane bags brace while Obafemi fires Southampton into next round

Premier League sides Norwich and Crystal Palace bowed out of the Carabao Cup.

# michael-obafemi - Thursday 27 June, 2019

'My ma wants me to play for Nigeria... But I've been playing with Ireland for a long time'

Jonathan Afolabi is set to represent the Boys in Green at the U19 Euros.

# michael-obafemi - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

'When I was 15 I sat down with my mum and said: 'This is what I want to do'. I still have a long way to go'

Michael Obafemi on becoming Southampton’s youngest ever Premier League goalscorer and making his Ireland debut.

# michael-obafemi - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Blow for Ireland as Obafemi is ruled out for the rest of the season

The Southampton striker is set to miss the opening Euro 2020 qualifiers with the Boys in Green.

# michael-obafemi - Sunday 24 February, 2019

# michael-obafemi - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Ireland striker Obafemi rewarded with new three-and-a-half-year contract at Southampton

The Dubliner has impressed under Ralph Hasenhüttl at St Mary’s this season.

# michael-obafemi - Sunday 23 December, 2018

'This is a first step in my career': Obafemi after record-breaking first Premier League goal The First Of Many This post contains videos

'This is a first step in my career': Obafemi after record-breaking first Premier League goal

The 18-year-old Dubliner became the youngest senior Ireland international to score in the Premier League.

# michael-obafemi - Saturday 22 December, 2018

Michael Obafemi becomes youngest senior Irish international to score in the Premier League

The 18-year-old made his full Premier League debut just three weeks ago.

# michael-obafemi - Sunday 2 December, 2018

'There are not that many strikers around in the Premier League, and a young one... I’m delighted'

Mick McCarthy says he is encouraged by the progress of young Irish attacker Michael Obafemi.

# michael-obafemi - Saturday 1 December, 2018

18-year-old Irish striker makes first Premier League start, as Southampton pile pressure on Mourinho

Michael Obafemi produced an assist, as his side earned a 2-2 draw with Man United.

Obafemi gets an assist as Southampton stun Manchester United early on Rocket This post contains videos

Obafemi gets an assist as Southampton stun Manchester United early on

United were 2-0 down inside 20 minutes.

Irish teenager Michael Obafemi handed full Premier League debut against Man United

The 18-year-old Dublin-born attacker has previously appeared four times off the bench.

# michael-obafemi - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

Hughes praises Obafemi's 'great' performance in first Southampton start

The 18-year-old Ireland international was given the nod for last night’s Carabao Cup clash with Leicester City.

# michael-obafemi - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

Republic of Ireland's Michael Obafemi makes full senior debut for Southampton

The Premier League side lost out to Leicester in the fourth round of the EFL Cup after penalties.

# michael-obafemi - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Proud Obafemi 'never had any doubts' about representing Ireland

The 18-year-old Southampton striker made his senior international debut last night against Denmark.

Obafemi has 'plenty to do' as O'Neill sounds note of caution over teenage striker

A senior debut for 18-year-old Michael Obafemi was the most positive aspect of Ireland’s trip to Aarhus.

# michael-obafemi - Sunday 18 November, 2018

O'Neill dismisses 'ludicrous' notion of fast-tracking Obafemi to avoid Rice repeat

‘To have that criticism directed at you is lunacy. Real lunacy,’ said the Ireland manager.

Southampton shade, banners at the Aviva and more tweets of the week

Here’s the best of what the world of sport had to offer on Twitter over the past seven days.

# michael-obafemi - Friday 16 November, 2018

'I think he should come to Denmark now that he's made that commitment'

Martin O’Neill indicated Michael Obafemi was likely to travel to Aarhus, but has warned against expecting too much of the 18-year-old.

# michael-obafemi - Thursday 15 November, 2018

'100% committed to Ireland' - Southampton teen releases statement on international future

18-year-old Michael Obafemi, who was called up to Martin O’Neill’s squad this week, is also eligible to line out for Nigeria and England.

'Even if he does declare... Do I really want to go and do that, and then he changes his mind later?'

Martin O’Neill has emphasised the importance of not pressurising Michael Obafemi into making a decision on his international future.

# michael-obafemi - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

18-year-old Ireland striker unlikely to feature against Denmark as he considers international future

Martin O’Neill says he spoke to the youngster about his eligibility during the week.

# michael-obafemi - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

'He likes to run with the ball, he's a powerful lad for his age'

Richard Keogh says 18-year-old Southampton striker Michael Obafemi has settled in well to the Ireland squad.

# michael-obafemi - Monday 12 November, 2018

Martin O'Neill will have discussion with 18-year-old Southampton youngster about committing to Ireland

The Irish boss did not rule out Michael Obafemi featuring against Denmark.

Southampton teenager and Liverpool keeper make the cut for Ireland's senior squad

Young Manchester United defender Lee O’Connor will also link up to train with Martin O’Neill’s side.

# michael-obafemi - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

18-year-old Southampton striker earns praise after first Ireland call-up

Michael Obafemi has already appeared twice in the Premier League.

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