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16 Nigerian Stars To Watch Out For In UEFA Europa League



After exciting fixtures during the International break, domestic and continental actions kicked off at the weekend and is expected back at the midweek as clubs continue their quest for continental glory in the Europa league and the Conference league.

Nigerian internationals and eligible players will not be left out in the ‘Thursday Night’s football as they would be parading alongside their various clubs in th Europa League and in the Conference league.

Actions will be underway in the two European leagues on Thursday night with over 29 fixtures in the offing.

Below is a preview of Nigerian stars who would be in action with their clubs in the Europa league and in the conference league today.

1. Henry Onyekuru (Olympiacos Piraeus, Grecce)

The Super Eagles winger who was instrumental to his Greek side win at the weeknd in the league is expected to line up with his side on Thursday night when they welcome Turkish giants, Fenerbahce, to the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium, Greece.

2. Leon Balogun (Rangers, Scotland)

The Super Eagles of Nigeria rock solid defender and his Scottish side who had a disappointing outing at the weekend under it’s gaffer will look forward to bounce back to winning ways when they welcome, Czech Republic based outfit, Sparta Prague, at home.

3. Joe Aribo (Rangers, Scotland)

The left footed Super Eagles midfield maestro who featured all 90min in Rangers disappointing lose at the weeknd in the Scottish Cup big is expected to be included in the starting line up on Thursday when his Scottish side face, Sparta Prague, at home.

4. Calvin Bassey (Rangers, Scotland)

The Super Eagles left full back who was in action at the weeknd in their disappointing lose in the Cup game is expected to retain his place in the line up when his side square up against, Sparta Prague, in Scotland.

5. Taiwo Awoniyi (Union Berlin, Germany)
The Super Eagles Striker who had a goal to his name in the ‘Berlin Derby’ at the weekend will look forward to hurt it’s Israeli opponents, Maccabi Haifa, when the two sides clashes in Tel’Aviv.

6. Cyril Dessers (Feyenoord, Netherland)

The Super Eagles Striker who was involved the last time in his side win at the weekend against, Zwolle, will look forward to add to his goals when they trade tackles with, Slavia Prague,on Thursday night.

7. Paul Onuachu (Genk, Belgium)

The Super Eagles talisman, Paul Onuachu, will be all out on Thursday to help his side avoid been sent parking from the competition when they come toe to toe with Crotian side, Dynamo Zagreb, on Thursday.

8. Stephen Odey (Randers, Denmark)

The Nigeria professional football league ‘Goal King’ who had a nice time the last time in the Dannish league will look forward to propel his side to a win with his goal on Thursday.

9. Esiti Anderson (PAOK Thessaloniki, Greece)

The former Super Eagles midfielder who played all 90mins at the weeknd will look forward to help his side bag a win when they face Slovakian topflight league giants, Slovan Bratislava.

10. Raphael Onyedika (Midtjylland, Denmark)

The box to box midfielder will be relied on by his Dannish side for pocket passes and assists when they come up against Portuguese giants, Braga, on Thursday night.

11. Ezikiel Henty (Slovan Bratislava)

The Slovakian league highest goal scorer who welcomed a new baby at the weekend will be out to hurt it’s Greek opponents when Slovan Bratislava welcomes, POAk, on Thursday night.

12. Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City)

The Super Eagles striker will be saddled with the responsibility of helping his side qualify for the competition next round when they welcome Polish side, Legia Warsaw, at the King Power Stadium.

13. Ndidi Wilfred (Leicester City, England)

The box to box Super Eagles midfielder who just made as return to the Rodgers Brendan team is expected to be on parade for his side when they face Polish side, Legia Warsaw on Thursday night.

14 Alhassan Yusuf(Royal Antwerp)

The Midfielder will be on parade with his Belgian side, Royal Antwerp, when they visit German Bundeliga Liga giants, Eintracht Frankfurt at away in Germany.

15. Rabiu Ibrahim (Slovan Bratislava, Slovakia)

The left footed midfield maestro will be relied upon for the killer passes and setting up fellow Compatriot, Ezikiel Henty, when they faced Greek side, POAK, on Thursday night.

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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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News: Super Eagles Captain Ahmed Musa terminates contract with Turkish top club Sivasspor




Ahmed Musa Parts Ways with Sivasspor FC by Mutual Consent

In a surprising turn of events, Nigerian international Ahmed Musa has ended his stint with Turkish giants Sivasspor FC. Both parties reached a mutual agreement to terminate the player’s contract, which was announced earlier last week.

Ahmed Musa, who’s known for his blistering pace and attacking prowess, joined Sivasspor with high expectations. He was deemed a significant addition to the team’s offensive line, with hopes that his experience at the top level would provide an edge in competition. His journey at Sivasspor, however, has come to an early conclusion.

The reason behind the termination was laid out to be unpaid wages over a period of 6 months. We gathered that 3 other players have terminated their contract with the same club as a result of unpaid salaries.

Throughout Musa’s time at Sivasspor, he showcased moments of the quality he is known for. Fans of the club and the player hoped that he would be the x-factor in the team’s bid for domestic and European glory. Although his tenure at the club was brief, Musa’s professionalism and dedication to the sport remained evident in each match he played.

With free agency upon him, the future is bright for the Nigerian star. Clubs around the world will undoubtedly be interested in acquiring a player of Musa’s caliber, with his expertise on the field and experience in international competitions. It will be exciting to see where his next journey takes him.

This development marks yet another twist in the career of one of Nigeria’s most celebrated footballers. Ahmed Musa will remain a notable figure in the football world, and all eyes will be on him as he looks to write the next chapter in his illustrious career.

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