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Europa League Preview: Ten (10) Nigeria Players To Look Out For



Actions resumes today in the UEFA Europa League with (16) games in the offing as teams continue their quest for qualifications into th next round of 16 of the tournament.

As teams file out against their opponent’s, Nigeria footballers will be on parade with their teams, here are (5) are players to look out for with their teams in the UEFA Europa League.

1. Ademola Lookman (Atalanta, Italy)

The Nigeria Super Eagles star and his Italian team will play host to Portuguese giants, Sporting CP hoping to finish up as group leaders of Group D.

2. Victor Olatunji (Sparta Prague, Czech Republic)

The Nigeria forward will look forward to help Sparta Prague with goals to subdue Spanish La-Liga side Real Betis with a hopeenof qualifying from Group C.

3. Victor Boniface (Bayern Leverkusen, Germany)

The unstoppable forward will be looked upto to provide the goals for Bayern Leverkusen as they hope to finish on top off Group H on high.

4. Nathan Tella (Bayern Leverkusen, Germany)

The Nigeria Super Eagles new debutant is excepted to be included in the Xabi Alonso killer squad to face Swedish side Hacken.

5. Ishaq Abdulrazak (Hacken, Sweden)

Ishaq will be hoping alongside his team to subdue In-Form Bayern Leverkusen side with the hopes of getting it’s first point.

6. Moses Usor (LASK, Austria)

Usor who recently got a contract extension will hope to wreck havoc at Anfield when LASK faces off with Liverpool.

7. David Ankeye (Sheriff Tiraspol, Moldova)

When Sheriff Tiraspol squares up against Czech Republic side, Slavia Prague, the gangling forward will strive to provide the goal to help Sheriff Tiraspol get it’s second point in Group G.

8. Igoh Ogbu (Slavia Prague, Czech republic)

The rock-solid and consistent defender will hope to bag another clean-sheet and a goal if possible when they face Moldovan topflight league giants, Sheriff Tiraspol.

9. Mohammed Tijani (Czech Republic, Slavia Prague)

The Nigeria international will be saddled with goal scoring responsibilities will hope to get the numbers against Sheriff Tiraspol.

10. Cyriel Dessers (Rangers, Scotland)

The Super Eagle’s forward who has been a spearhead in Rangers Frontline will sort to found the back of net when they face Aris.

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UEFA Conference League: Nigeria’s Abiodun Ogunniyi Scores To Inspire FK Auda 1-2 Win Over Cliftonville



Nigeria Under-23 ace, Abiodun Ogunniyi, was pivotal and inspirational for Latvian side, FK Auda, as he came through with the much sorted after goal which inspired his team 2-0 win away from home in one of the UEFA Conference league qualifiers fixture played today against Irish side, Cliftonville.

The Nigerian wing wizard outstanding performance in the first qualifiers fixture earned him a starting place in the all important fixture against Irish top flight league giants, Cliftonville.

After it’s triumph against, B36 Tórshavn, in the first qualifiers tie, FK Auda, shifted focus to the second qualifiers tie hoping to amass winnings when they face off with Nothern Ireland side, Cliftonville in a double leg clash.

Hoping to make it to the Conference league group stage, Northern Ireland league side, Cliftonville were faced with an uphill task in its second round qualifiers fixture haven been drawn to face Latvian side, FK Auda in a double header.

First half of the keenly contested fixture lived up to its billing with the visitors, FK Auda, bossing the half and rewarded with a lead off the boot of its Nigerian wing-wizard, Abiodun Ogunniyi, who broke the deadlock at the 32nd minute.

Host, Cliftonville fought back before the half time break and leveled up at the 39th minute to end the first half on stalemate.

A tough battle for the leading goal in the second half felled to the part of the visitors, FK Auda, as they restored lead off the boot of another of its Nigerian import, Abdulrahman Taiwo, at the 77th minute, a goal which separated the two sides at full time.

On a 2-1 scoreline aggregate, Latvian side, FK Auda, will hope to finish up the work when they face Cliftonville at home in a fortnight.

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Official: Nigerian Forward Ikwuemesi Joins Belgium Pro League Club, Leuven



Belgium Pro League club, Oud-Heverlee Leuven, have announced the signing of forward Chukwubuikem Ikwuemesi from
Serie A club, Salernitan.

The former Flying Eagles striker joined the Belgian outfit from Serie A side, Salernitan, after a year stint with the club before relegation.

After passing club routine medicals and completed paper works, the Nigerian striker has been unveiled by his new employees, arriving his arrival.

Last campaign in the Italian Serie A with Salernitan, Ikwuemesi who joined from Slovenia side NK Celje enjoyed a good run of form which made him handful for the club.

Ikwuemesi will add to the increasing numbers of Nigeria stars playing in the Belgian Pro League when the new 2024/2025 season gets underway.

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Transfer: Armenian Club FC Van Snaps Up Promising Nigerian Youngster



Ambitious Armenian topflight league side, Football Club Van, has completed the transfer of highly rated Nigerian youngster, Izuchukwu Okonkwo, from Bulgarian club, Botev Plovdiv.

Started his football career with Nigerian based side, Izuchukwu was scouted by topmost Nigerian Super Agent, Paul Ojo Omamomo, and shipped off to Russia to continue his development with the Russian based outfit, FDC Vista, combining his football career with formal Education.

Golden Fish has no hiding place, top talented Izuchukwu enjoyed a rapid development owing to his hardwork, a rapid development which made his stood out in back to back games with Russian team, FDC Vista.

Upon his maturity, Izuchukwu Okonkwo, attracted lots of offers but inked a deal with Bulgarian giants, Botev Plovdiv to take his development to the next level.

In search of quality playing time, the sensational player has penned a year deal with  Armenian side, Football Club Van, where he will feature for the team in the 2024/2025 Armenia topflight league season.

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