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30 Nigerian Stars To Watch Out For This Weekend

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As the weekend draws near, actions are set to come underway across European and Scandinavia leagues with many mouth watering fixtures in the offing.

Nigerian decent and eligible will be filing out with their various clubs at the weekend as they eye domestic glory with their sides, below are the top Nigerian stars to look out for at the weekend .

1. Sadiq Umar (Almeria, Spain)

The Nigerian dream team striker will look forward to increase his goal tally in the Spanish second division league as his Almeria side comes toe to toe with fellow compatriot, Kenneth Omeruo, Leganes sides on Friday night.

2. Troost-Ekong x Dennis Emmanuel (Watford, England)

The Super Eagles assistant Skipper, his fellow compatriot and the Watford team will look forward to consolidate it’s dramatic away win against Everton last weekend as they face Southampton at home on Saturday afternoon.

3. Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England)

After a heroic display on in the EFL Cup at the mid-week, Iheanacho and his side will have their hands full when they host Arsenal on Saturday afternoon.

4. Frank Onyeka (Brentford, England)

Frank the ‘Tank’ will look forward to help improve its team fortune and position on the log as they host Burnley on Saturday afternoon.

5. Cyril Dessers (Feyenoord, Netherland)

The Super Eagles striker will turn up again with his Dutch side on Sunday afternoon as they pay a visit with Maduka Okoye’s Sparta Rotterdam.

6. Calvin Bassey (Rangers, Scotland)

The Super Eagles left footed defender who regained his place at the midweek against, Aberdeen will look forward to lead his side to a win as they play away from against, Motherwell

7. Joe Aribo (Rangers, Scotland)

The left footed midfielder who played all 90mins in his side (2-2) draw against, Aberdeen, will look forward to lead his side to winning ways when they meet Motherwell away from home on Sunday afternoon.

8. Leon Balogun (Ranger’s, Scotland)

The Super Eagles big centre back played out all 90mins at the mid-week against Aberdeen is expected to be fit when his side faces, Motherwell on Sunday afternoon.

9. Innocent Bonke (Malmo FF, Sweden)

The Super Eagles rock solid defensive midfielder and his Swedish side will look forward to consolidate it’s slim win against AIK at the mid-week as they face Sirius on Saturday afternoon.

10. Moses Simon (Nantes, France)

The wing wizard will file out with his French side as they trade tackles with, Montepellier, away from home at the weekend on Sunday afternoon.

11. Samuel Kalu (Bordeaux, France)

The Winger and his French side will face, Reims, on Sunday afternoon as they strive to improve its position on the log.

12. Victor Osimhen (Napoli, Italy)

The Super Eagles talisman who propelled his side to a (3-0) win on Thursday night will look forward to increase his goal tally as they face Salerinitana on Sunday evening.

13. Samuel Chukwueze (Villareal, Spain)

“Samu’ and his Villareal team will be faced with an uphill task as they face Valencia away from home on Sunday afternoon. Samuel will look forward to help his team bag a win on Sunday.

14. Paul Onuachu (Genk, Belgium)

The lanky striker will look forward to increase his goal tally as his Belgian side, Genk, faces Gent on Sunday evening in the Belgian topflight league.

15. Henry Onyekuru (Olympiacos, Greece)

The Big framed who look silent in past few games will sort ways around to increase his goal tally when they face, Zulten Waregem on Saturday afternoon.

16. Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, Netherlands)

The Nigerian Super Eagles goalkeeper will come in between the sticks for his Dutch based outfit as they face fellow compatriot, Cyril Dessers, Feyenoord side.

17. Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow, Russia)

The CSKA wing wizard will look forward to continue tormenting the Russian topflight league defenders and add to his goal count as they face, Rubin Kazan away from home on Sunday afternoon.

18. Ahmed Musa (Faith Karagumruk, Turkey)

The Nigeria Super Eagles skipper will look forward to contribute immensely to his side pursuit when they face, Kayserispor on Sunday evening.

20.David Okereke (Venzia, Italy)

The former Nigeria junior international will file out at the weekend with his Italian side when they face, Genoa on Saturday afternoon.

21. Joel Obi (Salerinitana, Italy)

The box to box Midfielder who was involved in his side big win away from home against, Venzia at the mid-week will look forward to continue an impressive form when they welcome Victor Osimhen, Napoli.

22. Ola Aina (Torino, Italy)

The Super Eagles right back and his Italian Seria A outfit who suffered a defeat with his Italian side at the midweek against, AC Milan will look forward to bounce back to winning ways when they face Sampdoria at home.

23.Ededem Edem Essien (FC Van, Armenia)

The midfield maestro and his fellow compatriot, Bolu Pascal who were second half substitute in their side defeat at the mid-week will sort for way to help their side bounce back to winning ways when they face, Alashkert on Sunday afternoon.

24. Ikouwem Utin ( Slaven Belupo, Crotia)

The Nigeria U20 skipper who played out all 90mins in his side MOL Cup campaign will forward to improve its position on the log when they face, Hadjuk Split on Sunday evening.

25. Stephen Odey (Randers Denmark)

The former Nigeria professional football league goal king who scored in the Landspokal Cup at the midweek will look forward to continue his impressive league form when they face, Midtjylland on Sunday afternoon.

26. Moses Ebiye (Tromso, Norway)

The 24years old forward who came off the bench and went straight to the goal scorers sheet at the mid-week against, ODD will look forward to increase his goal tally when they face, Kristisund on Saturday afternoon.

27. Jackson Ipalibo (Strømsgodset, Norway)

The Box to box Midfielder and his compatriot duo of Attah Kadiri and Friday Fred will look forward to propel their side to a win when they face, Molde on Sunday evening.

28. Ishaq Abdulrazak (Norrkoping, Sweden)

The 19 years old Midfield maestro who bagged an assist at the mid-week will look forward to be on score sheet when they face, Elfsborg.

29. Godswill Ekpolo (Hacken, Sweden)

The big centre back and his compatriot, Tebo Franklin, who guided their side to a point away from home against, Ostersunds, at the midweek. Will look forward to keep a clean sheet when they face, Kalmar on Sunday afternoon.

30. Akinkunmi Amoo (Hammarby Sweden)

Thee influential winger who was involved in his side points on the road against, Sirius at the mid-week will look forward to add his goal tally when they face, Mjallby on Monday evening.

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

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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

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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

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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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