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12 Nigerians Stars Who Scored At The Weekend



Domestic league and cup games came underway at the weekend across top European and Scandinavia leagues as team continues their quest for laurels.

In over a thousand fixtures played from Friday-Sunday, Nigerian internationals weren’t left out as they were on parade with their various Clubsides.

In this piece, we take a look at the (12) Nigerian Stars who found back of the net thereby increasing their goal tally.

1. Sunday Akinbule (Mosta FC, Malta)
The little known Nigerian international climbed off the bench to net a brace to aid his side Maltese side to a dramatic win against, Gzira.

2.Ighodaro Christian Osaguona (SHB Da Nang FC, Vietnam)
Ighodaro ranked amongst few of Nigerian stars who were lucky to find back of the net in the weekend under review as his brace helped salvage a point for his Vietnamese V-League side.

3. Eleke Blessing (Genclerbirligi, Turkey)
The bullish Nigerian international, Blessing Eleke, came through for his Turkish based side with a brace as he double goals added his side to a (2-0) win against, Balikesirspor.

4. Philip Azango (Trencin, Slovaki
Azango continued his impressive form in the current Slovakian top-flight season as his brace at the weekend aided his side to a big win at the weekend.

5.Tolu Arokodare (Amiens, Franc
The former German Bundesliga striker added to his goal tally in the current French division (2) season as his goal aided his team to a (3-0) win against, Nimes

6. Sunday Adetunji (Shkupi, Macedoni
Ranking amongst most in-form Nigerian stars in Europe, Adetunji needed his 15th goal of the season following his brace in his side win against, Tikves, during the weekend under review.

7. Bede Osuji (Koper, Slovenia)
The little Nigerian international, Bede Osuji, cane through for his side with a life saving goal which aided his side to a salvage of points in one of the fixtures played yesterday in the Slovenia topflight league.

8. David Okereke (Venzia, Italy)
The former Nigeria junior international regained his goal scoring form at the weekend as he scored his side only goal in their disappointing result against, Hellas Verona.

9 Paul Onuachu (Genk, Belgium)
The Big Paul added to his goal tally at the weekend as his 16th goal of the season helped his clinch maximum points against, Kortrijk, on Sunday afternoon.

11. Ahmed Musa (Karagumruk, Turkey)
The Nigerian Super Eagles skipper had a goal to his name in his Turkish side, Karagumruk, (2-1) win against, Basaksehir.

12. Taiwo Awoniyi (Union Berlin, Germany)
Nigerian international, Taiwo Awoniyi, was on parade and ended his goal drought with a well struck goal in his side (3-1) win against, Mainz.

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Joshua Akpudje: Rock-Solid Nigeria Defender Listed In Erovnuli Liga TOTW



Highly rated Nigerian defender, Joshua Akpudje, has been listed in the Erovnuli Liga Team Of The Week following his stellar performance in FC Dinamo Tbilisi 2-0 home win over Samgurali.

Akpudje and his FC Dinamo Tbilisi side squared up against Samgurali in its first Matchday of the season hoping to start on the front foot with a victory when the two sides lock horns at the Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena.

The keenly contested fixture had the host, FC Dinamo Tbilisi opening scoring at the 10th minute and doubled its lead at the 32nd second goal to end the first half infront and all maximum points at full time.

Rock-solid Nigerian defender, Joshua Akpudje, who lasted for all 90mins in the fixture was a beauty to watch as he marshaled the team backline expertly to ensure a win with a clean-sheet.

Joining FC Dinamo Tbilisi, Joshua Akpudje heartwarming display in the fixture against Samgurali earned him a place in the team of the week alongside other players who were outstanding with their various clubs.

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Weekend Review: Nine (9) Nigerian Stars Who Found Back Of Net



Actions resumed over the weekend across many leagues as teams continue their quest for domestic and continental glory in various Matchdays.

In over a thousand games played across top leagues at the weekend, Nigerian players were outstanding with their various clubsides and here are (9) Nigerian stars who found back of the net at the weekend.

1. Chidera Ejuke (Royal Antwerp, Belgium)

The Nigerian ‘magician’ was in his usual element as he scored and bagged assists to help Royal Antwerp clinch a 3-0 win.

2. Rasheed Sodiq (Rabotinick, Macedonia)

The Nigerian defender came through with a goal to help Rabotnicki Skopje secure a win at home.

3. Terem Moffi (OG Nice, France)

The Nigeria Super Eagles star scored his side only goal in their 2-1 defeat to Tolouse.

4. Boluwatife Ogungbayi (Slavia Praha, Czech Republic)

The highly rated forward fired in a brace to help Slavia Prague B clinch a 3-0 against Admira Prague.

5. Ahmed Abdullahi (Genk, Belgium)

Red-hot Ahmed Abdullahi in his scoring element scored twice to help Jong Genk down Royal Antwerp B at home.

6. Aliyu Ibrahim (Houston Dynamo, USA)

The Nigerian winger opened his goal account in the new season regardless his side 2-1 lose.

7. Effiong Nsungusi (FC Neftchi Fergana, Uzbekistan)

Nsungusi started off life with, FC Neftchi Fergana, on the front foot as he fired a brace to inspire the team win.

8. Olakunle Olusegun (FC Krasnodar, Russia)

The Nigerian striker opened scoring for his side to earn the team a point in their 1-1 stalemate.

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Nigeria Striker, Leke James Bags Degree In Business Management



Nigeria forward, Leke Samson James, has completed his Business and Sports Management course at the, University of Hertfordshire in United Kingdom.

James follows in the footstep of former Nigeria International, Seyi Olofinjana, Nigeria Super Eagles midfielder, Ndidi Wilfred as well as Nigeria Super Falcons duo of Rasheedat Ajibade and Uchenna Kanu. who bagged degrees in same discipline.

He started out his career in his native homeland playing for Bridge Boys.

He transferred to Aalesund on 6 January 2012,

On 26 July 2012 he made his first appearance for Aalesund coming on as a substitute at the start of the second half of the game versus Tirana in Europe League scoring twice in Aalesund’s 5–0 win. On 29 July 2012 he made his debut in Tippeligaen and also started his first match, against Stabæk.

Between 2016 and 2017 he played for Chinese club Beijing Enterprises Group in China League One.

On 30 April 2018, Molde FK announced the signing of James on a three-year contract.[2] He got his Molde debut on 26 July 2018 when he came on as a 67th minute substitute in Molde’s 3–0 win against Laçi in the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League second qualifying round. James scored Molde’s third goal in the game

On June 2019, James scored a perfect hat-trick in the first half in Molde’s 4–0 away win against Strømsgodset.[3]He scored with his right foot, left foot and his head and completed his hat-trick in 13 minutes and 45 seconds. On 11 July 2019.

After a short spell in the Saudi Pro League, James joined Süper Lig club Sivasspor on a two-year on 14 July 2021.[6]

On 30 December 2021, James scored two goals in Sivasspor’s 2–1 win over MKE Ankaragücü in the fifth round of the Turkish Cup.[7] Sivasspor would eventually defeat Kayserispor in the final to secure the club its first major honour.[8]

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