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7 Super Eagles Players Who Featured In The UEFA Europa League On Thursday

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The Europa league and the Conference league came alive on Thursday night with 30 exciting fixtures on offer in the two European clubsides competitions.

Nigerian Super Eagles player’s weren’t left out in the exciting fixture’s in th Europa League and in the Conference league l, some cruised to victory with their clubs whilst some suffered defeats.

Below is a review of the performances of Super Eagles player’s in the Europa league and in the conference league on Thursday night.

1. Henry Onyekuru (Olympiacos Piraeus, Grecce)

The Nigerian Super Eagles winger and his Greek side suffered a heavy defeat (3-1) in the hands of German Bundeliga outfit, Eintracht Frankfurt, in the Europa league.

Onyekuru came off the bench at the half hour mark in the second half.

2. Victor Osimhen (Napoli, Italy)

It was another game and another goal for the Super Eagles tailsman, Victor Osimhen, on Thursday night in the Europa league.

The red hot striker came off the bench in the second half to add to his side lead at the 80min in their (3-0) against Polish side, Legia Warsaw.

3. Leon Balogun (Rangers, Scotland)

The Super Eagles center back had a goal to his name in his Scottish side (2-0) win against, Brondby, in the Europa league on Thursday night.

Balogun got his side first goal against their ‘Stubborn’ Dannish opponents at the 18min in the first half.

4. Joe Aribo (Rangers, Scotland)

The Super Eagles midfield maestro played all 90min in his side (2-0) big win on Thursday night in the Europa league.

5. Calvin Bassey (Rangers, Scotland)

The Super Eagles left footed defender was a second half substitute for his Scottish side as he came on to help his side defend their win against, Brondby.

6. Taiwo Awoniyi (Union Berlin, Germany)

The Super Eagles Striker goal wasn’t enough to avert his side (3-1) defeat on Thursday night in the Europa Conference League as they lost against it’s Dutch opponents, Feyenoord.

6. Cyril Dessers (Feyenoord, Netherland)

The Super Eagles Striker was a second half substitute in his Dutch side (3-1) win against German side, Union Berlin in the Europa Conference league.

7. Paul Onuachu (Genk, Belgium)

The Super Eagles tailsman, Paul Onuachu, and his Belgian side suffered a big (3-0) defeat against English Side, West Ham.

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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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Nigeria Striker, Leke James Bags Degree In Business Management

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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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