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FDC Vista Graduate Recounts First Europa Conference League Appernace



Nigerian eligible midfielder, Tochukwu Nnadi has relishes his first ever Europa Conference League appernaces with his Bulgarian topflight league giants, Profesionalen futbolen klub Botev.

Top ranking, Profesionalen futbolen klub Botev advanced into the next stage of the Europa Conference League and drawn to trade tackles with Cypriot based Outfit,APOEL FC

In the first leg of the fixture, Profesionalen futbolen klub Botev were held to a (0-0) draw thereby putting the team in a tight corner in view of the reverse fixture as only an outright win or a draw could aid the team qualification.

Cypriot giant’s, APOEL FC had their chances of qualification on a high possibility after grabbing an advantage in the first league of the fixture against, Profesionalen futbolen klub Botev away from home.

At full time in the reverse fixture, APOEL FC went through to the next round on a (2-0) aggregate following its (2-0) win against, Profesionalen futbolen klub Botev at home.

Regardless the team, Profesionalen futbolen klub Botev, disappointing outing, it was a real life time experience for Nigerian International who marked his first appearance in a UEFA organised tournament.

“First I will say it’s a great opportunity every young player is looking for but it’s tough but it’s also a great experience to keep growing and to move forward”

“In my life I don’t lose I win or I learn. It’s not good for the team to lose because we wanted to go far in this competition but it’s happens that lose and go out of the competition but now we need to keep our head down work hard and wait for another chance” the FDC Vista graduate concluded.

In the double leg fixture, FDC Vista graduate, TochukwuNnadi was ever present in the team with a full 90mins display in the second leg.

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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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