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Five (5) In-Form Nigerian Eligible Player’s In Norway

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The quest for greener pastures amongst Nigeria born professional players is one reason why there are many Nigeria internationals scattered in every league in the world.

Even in their different known and unknown leagues where these players are playing, the Nigeria stars are steadily making headlines with their various Clubsides.

Today searchlight on Nigeria players plying their trade outside the shores of the country takes us to NORWAY where we going to have the names of in-form Nigerian eligible and born players in the current Norwegian OBOS-LIGAEN season.

1. EBIYE MOSES (TROMSO)


Born on 28 April 1997, Ebiye ranks amongst the hottest Nigerian born prospects playing in the Norwegian OBOS-LIGAEN.

The 24-years-old Striker since joining Norwegian top-flight league outfit, Tromso, from Hamkam has been ever present for his side.

The striker who has made 20 appearances for Tromso so far has 8 goals to his name in the current campaign.

2. FRED FRIDAY (Strømsgodset)


Born on 20th May 1995, the former AZ Alkmaar who recently joined Norwegian side, Strømsgodset, in thee current OBOS-LIGAEN season has so far made a quick impact in the league.

The former Twente striker who has made 25 apperances for Strømsgodset has 7 goals to his name.

3. JACK IPALIBO (Strømsgodset)


Since sealing his move to Norwegian top-flight league outfit, Strømsgodset, on an outright sale, the former Villareal has been a force to reckon with in the league and the Strømsgodset team.

Born on 6th April 1998, the 23-year-old Midfielder has made 33 appearances for Strømsgodset with 3 goals to his name.

4. IFEANYI MATHEW (Lillestrom)


Born on 20th January 1997, Ifeanyi Mathew has been pivotal and an integral squad member of the Lillestrom team after returning from Osmanlispor.

The Combative Midfielder has 2 goals to his name in the current Norwegian top-flight league season.

5. IGOH OGBU (Lillestrom)


Born on 8 February 2000, the former Nigeria junior international has been ever present in the defence set up of Lillestrom.

The hard tackling defender has a goal to his name in the current Norwegian OBOS-LIGAEN season.

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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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Bulgarian Cup: Ukaki Success Shines In Botev Plovdiv Quarter-Finals Win.

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Promising Nigerian youngster, Success Ukaki came through with another top performance in the colors of Bulgarian outfit, Botev Plovdiv, as he shone like a million stars in the keenly contested quarter-finals fixture between Botev Plovdiv and Spartak Varna in the Bulgarian cup.

Arriving from FDC Vista, Ukaki within a short term has continued to garner minutes of action under his belt as he delivered excellently haven started against Spartak Varna in the Bulgarian Cup quarterfinals.

Playing from Right-wing back position, Ukaki was a menace down the channels as he was a major threat offensively and still kept it solid defensively.

Ukaki and his Botev Plovdiv side squared up for a tricky clash in the quarter finals of the Bulgarian cup haven been drawn to trade tackles with Spartak Varna.

Spartak Varna has their quest for glory put to a litmus test haven been drawn to face top ranking Botev Plovdiv side away from home in the quarterfinals.

First half of the exciting fixture had Botev Plovdiv establishing a 1-0 lead at half time courtesy of Nigerian striker, Samuel Akere 22nd minute goal.

On return for the second half, Akere continued from where he stopped and this time provided assist for Popov.I 72nd minute goal which doubled Botev Plovdiv lead.

Spartak Varna fought back only to get a consolation goal which wasn’t enough to cause upset for Botev Plovdiv

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Bulgarian Cup: Red-hot Samuel Akere Scores, Bags Assist As Botev Plovdiv Edge Spartak Varna

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Highly rated Nigerian winger, Samuel Akere, was the hero for Bulgarian outfit, Botev Plovdiv, as he scored and recorded assist to inspire Botev Plovdiv to a 2-1 win against Spartak Varna in quarter-finals played today in the Bulgarian cup.

Unarguably one of Botev Plovdiv best players, Akere has continued to evolve rapidly as he his exciting performances week in, week out has earned him a starting place in the stars studded Botev Plovdiv team.

Akere and his Botev Plovdiv side squared up for a tricky clash in the quarter finals of the Bulgarian cup haven been drawn to trade tackles with Spartak Varna.

Spartak Varna has their quest for glory put to a litmus test haven been drawn to face top ranking Botev Plovdiv side away from home in the quarterfinals.

First half of the exciting fixture had Botev Plovdiv establishing a 1-0 lead at half time courtesy of Nigerian striker, Samuel Akere 22nd minute goal.

On return for the second half, Akere continued from where he stopped and this time provided assist for Popov.I 72nd minute goal which doubled Botev Plovdiv lead.

Spartak Varna fought back only to get a consolation goal which wasn’t enough to cause upset for Botev Plovdiv

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