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20 Unheralded Nigeria Stars To Look Out For In 2023



The year under review was a blissful year for Nigerians football stars plying their trade across top European and Scandinavia leagues as they were pivotal for their various clubsides in their quest for domestic and continental glory.

Following their respective performances last year, here are exciting (20) Nigerian and Super Eagles Eligible Stars to be on the look out for in 2023

1. Lawrence Nicholas (SK Karagümrük, Turkey)
Arguably one of the best offensive Midfielders in Turkey, the Unheralded Nigerian star went through the ranks to establish himself in the stars studded Karagümrük team. Anwan is one talent to be on the look out for.
2. Igoh Ogbu (Lillestrøm, Norway)
Hard like the rock of Gibraltar, the Nigerian junior international has never failed to be impressive in the colours of Norwegian Eliteserien side, Lillestrøm. The ball playing defender is one integral squad member of Lillestrøm team that has been the secret of the team success stories in recent times. A shinning star to be on the look out for.
3. Victory Beniangba (KRC Genk, Belgium)
Unheralded talisman, Victory Beniangba came into limelight in Europe after marking his debut last season for Belgian side, Genk. The gangling talisman on numerous occasions came through with important goals little wonder he has been described as a promising star.
4. Gift Orban (Stabæk, Norway)
One of 2022 revelation.The Nigerian striker proved his worth after signing for Stabek upon his loan expiration. The petit forward painted the Norwegian second tier league with goals to emerge the league highest goal scorer and helped fired, Stabæk back into the Norwegian Eliteserien league.
5. Moses Cobnan (FC Krasnodar, Russia)
‘A Golden Fish has no hiding place ‘ after an outstanding display in Slovakia, Moses Cobnan attracted many Clubsides as he later settled for Russian side, FC Krasnodar, we await his exploits for the ‘Bulls’.
6. Moses Usor (Slavia Prague, Czech Republic)
The left-footed wing-wizard was one of 2022 revelation who promises to do more in the current year, 2023.

Arriving from Lagos based side, 36Lions the exciting winger dived into Slavia Prague first team with goals and assists.
7. Jonathan Okoronkwo (FC Krasnodar, Russia)
The FDC Vista graduate showed glimpse of greatness last season with outstanding display with FC Krasnodar first time.

‘Aguero’ attacking instinct makes him a huge prospect and one talent to be on the look out for this year.
8. Tochukwu Nnadi (Botev Plovdiv, Bulgaria)
The box to box midfielder dazzled last season with Bulgarian giants, Botev Plovdiv.

The energetic midfielder has been described as a ‘Beast’ in the middle of thee park with outstanding work-rate.
9. Orji Nelson (Atalanta, USA)
Highly experienced youngster in his first season in the USA USL league showed why he is been sorted for by many top Clubsides.

Orji ability to tackle neatly and build up play from the back with accurate passes makes him one must have in every team and a player to look out for this season.
10. Gabriel Orok (Ghazl El Mahalla, Egypt)
Working straight into Ghazl El Mahalla shows the immense talent of Nigerian winger, Gabriel Orok.
11. Hamzat Basit Ojediran (KF Egnatia, Albania)
Th former Nigeria Junior international showed glimpse of greatness in his first campaign in Albania.

His Exciting work rate has made him stand out as a star player.
12. Chukwuebuka Iroha (Melita FC, Malta)
Nigerian international, Iroha made his mark last year with back to back exciting display in the colours of Melita.

The Nigerian star plays from more than ones position which makes him a utility player.
13. Friday Adams (FC Noah, Armenia)
Walking in straight into FC Noah team unannounced showed his immense talent. Friday Adams dashing skills and pace thus makes his unplayable.
14. Stanley Charles (Baník Ostrava, Czech Republic)
The Unheralded star who has been making headlines in Czech is a arguably a future star. The left footed winger is tipped to blossom in the new year if maintains his current form.
15. Solomon John ( FC Graffin Vlašim, Czech Republic)
Working hard and rising to stardom best describes winger, Solomon John. The Nigerian born who was handful for Vlašim last year is tipped as the face of the Vlašim team in the current campaign and year.
16. Lawal Yusuf (Neftçi PFK Azerbaijan)
The bullish talisman has proven over time to be a star to be on the look out for. In the year under review, Yusuf was a main stay in Neftçi PFK team, scoring goals when it matters most for the team.
17. Nduka David (FC Krasnodar, Russia)
Just like his fellow compatriots in the team, Nduka talent has never been in doubt and has been tipped to blossom in the current year with more games in the colours of the ‘Bulls.
18. Boniface Victor (Union Royale, Belgium)
Making a mark in the Belgian top-flight league last season upon his arrival from the Norwegian Eliteserien league, Boniface Victor form is no fluke as he is tipped to do more in the current year.
19. Lekan Oyedele (CD Fereinse, Portugal)
The utility player is a shinning star who will shine brighter in the current year. Lekan Oyedele ability to play from two positions makes a future star
20. Emmanuel Umeh (Botev Plovdiv, Bulgaria)

After arriving from FDC Vista, Unheralded Nigerian Striker made a quick impact in his new home, scoring a brace in his debut which earned him a promotion into Botev Plovdiv first team. This tells alot about the budding danger man

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Atuloma Emeka: Nigerian Midfielder Relishes Al Ettihad Experience



Nigerian international, Emeka Atuloma has relished his experience playing with Bahraini based side, Al Ettihad Bahrain, in the just concluded Bahrain second division 2023/2024 season.

Holidaying in Nigeria, the utility player in a chat with Nigerian journalist, Nwosu ‘Chygoz’ Chigozie, bared his experience in the just concluded season playing for Al Ettihad.

“It was a sweet experience playing for a wonderful club like Al Ittihad, they club has one of the best fan base and they kept lending their support to their darling team althrough the season”

“The league is quiet demanding but never took me long to adopt as I have played in the country in the last two years so am used to the food and their weather”

“It was no doubt a remarkable season for me, had the most number of matches and equally helped the team always anytime defending the badge”

“Am looking forward to the next challenge which will be made public in the coming weeks” cheerful Atuloma concluded.

Known for his bullish nature in the middle of the park and his ability to play in more than one position, Atuloma remained handful and ever present in the stars studded Al Ittihad team.

The Nigerian midfielder has played in numerous leagues as he list Al-Shabab as his former clubside.

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‘You Don’t Buy Trust And Loyalty..’ Ighalo Pours Encomium on Super Agent Atta Aneke



Nigeria International, Odion Ighalo, has poured Encomium on world acclaimed Nigerian-Norwegian Super Agent, Atta Aneke, following their link-up in Lagos State, Nigeria.

The Super Agent, Atta Aneke, currently in Nigeria for his players management group annual career transforming Scouting tourney alongside top Nigerian Agent, Paul Ojo Omamomo and Attai Udia visited the Al-Wehda talisman in his Multi-Million Mansion.

Paul Ojo Omama x Odion Ighalo x Udia Attai

Acknowledging and celebrating the Super Agent, Atta Aneke, who doubles as his manager, Odion Ighalo eulogized the big football agent for his big role in his illustrious career.

“Been working with my Agent @Playersagentoslo since I started my professional football career till date 2007-2024. You don’t buy trust and loyalty, you earn it. God bless you for everything” Ighalo wrote on his verified Instagram handle.

Just like Odion Ighalo, Super Agent Atta Aneke of Players Management Group has and playing key roles in the career up-shoot of most Nigerian talented footballers plying their trade across top European Leagues.

For Over two decades, top ranking Emefie Aneke Atta has been the face behind the rise and blossom of top Nigerian stars as his agency, Players Management Group, has brought to daylight juicy transfers.

According to the Norwegian born Nigerian Super agent, Emefie Aneke Atta, Player Management Group controls a total of (90) players with (65) players plying their trade in topflight leagues in Europe, Asia and Scandinavia leagues.

Nigerian stars such as Igoh Ogbu,Samuel Adegbenro, Victor Boniface, Odion Ighalo, Chidera Ejuke,Daniel Chima Chukwu, Gift Orban, Fred Friday, Suleiman Abdullahi, Akor Adams, Abel Ogwuche, Peter Godly Michael, Chidera Ejuke, Like James Aaron Olanare, etc ranks amongst notable Nigerian stars under the Prestigious Players Management Group

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Luqman Gilmore Resume Pre-Season With FC Urartu



Top ranking Nigerian midfielder, Luqman Gilmore, has resumed pre-season preparations with Armenian topflight league side, FC Urartu, after a decent 2023/2024 season.

The highly rated midfielder turned up with the rest of the squad with the rest of the team during the week under-review as the team begins earnest preparations for the upcoming coming 2024/2025 season.

Known for his goal scoring ability and his exceptional brilliance in the middle of the park, Luqman Gilmore who arrived at FC Urartu during the season under review from Latvian side, Liepaja, shone like a million stars in his first year with goals and assist to his name.

In the season in view, the goal scoring sensation has been highly tipped to be an integral squad member of the stars studded FC Urartu team as his goal scoring ability will come in handy for the team.

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