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How Nigerian Players Performed At The Weekend.

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ons resumed with many exciting fixtures across top European leagues after a week long International break.

Below are Nigerian stars who were on parade for their various clubsides at the weekend.

1. Semi Ajayi (West Brom, England)
The Nigerian international played all 90mins in his English Championship side slim win against, Birmingham on Friday night.

2. Jamilu Collins (Paderborn, Germany)
The Super Eagles left full back was inaction and lasted althrough the 90min duration as his side dropped a point at home against, Regensburg, on Friday night.

3. Olaide Badmus (Riteria, Lithuania)
The 22year old Nigerian eligible defender commanded his team to a point away from as they held home side, Suduva, to a (1-1) stalemate.

4. Madu Kingsley (Trencin, Slovakia)
The Nigerian eligible defender and his Slovakian side where condemned to a defeat on the road as they traded tackles with, L.Mikulas at the weekend.

Maduka fellow compatriots, Philip Azango, Ruben Yem featured in the disappointing fixture.

5. Sadiq Umar (Almeria, Spain)
The tall lanky Nigerian striker light failed to shine as his side were piped on the road by, Eibar.

6. Troost-Ekong (Watford, England)
It was a disappointing result at the weekend for Nigerian duo of Troost-Ekong and Emmanuel Dennis as they got Pummled (0-5) by Liverpool in a heart wrenching home defeat.

7. Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England)
Kelechi Iheanacho had his name on the assist books as his Leicester City side pulled a surprising (4-2) home win against stars studded, Manchester United.

8. Frank Onyeka (Brentford, England)
Frank ‘The Tank’ and his side lost narrowly (0-1) at home to Chelsea as Ben Chiwell strike and goalkeeper, Mendy World-Class saves was all the Thomas Tuchel tutored side needed to record a win on the road.

9. Taiwo Awoniyi (Union Berlin, Germany)
The Red hot striker pulled another goal at the weekend against, Wolfsburg, to add to his goal tally in the German Bundesliga current season.

10. Simy Nwankwo (Salerinitana, Italy)
The gangling striker was on target in his side slim lose at away (2-1) to Spezia in the Italian Seria A.

11. Joel Obi (Salerinitana, Italy)
The attacking midfielder had his name on the assist sheet as he set up fellow compatriot, Simy Nwankwo’s goal in their club lose at the weekend.

12. Olawale Onanuga (Kastroti, Albania)
The 23years old Nigerian Midfielder played all 90min and contributed immensely to his side (2-0) home win at the weekend.

13. Christus Ugochuwku (Urartu, Armenia)
The 21years Nigerian eligible Midfielder was the cynosure of all eyes in the Armenian topflight league as they clinch a precious point away from home against, Van FC, at the weekend.

14. Alhassan Yusuf (Royal Antwerp, Belgium)
After a long lay off, the Nigerian defensive midfielder returned to action in the Belgian at the weekend in his side lose on the road against, Zulte Waregem.

15. Musa Mohammed (Gorcia, Crotia)
The Nigerian international played all 90mins as they were held to a draw (1-1) by the visitors, Istra 1961.

16. Peter Olayinka (Slavia Prague, Czech Republic)
The Super Eagles striker opened his goal account in the Czech topflight league as his side recorded a (3-1) resounding win against, Liberec. Fellow Ubong Ekpai, was a second halve Substitute.

17. Charles Geoffrey (Lahti, Finland)
The 24years striker was on target at the weekend as his Finnish based side held home side, Haka to a (1-1) draw.

18. Tolu Arokodare (Amiens, France)
The Striker fired blank as in came off the bench in his side narrow lose to Djion at the weekend.

19. Izuchukwu Anthony (Hapoel Haifa, Israel)
The centre forward featured for all 90mins in his side big win at the weekend against, Nof Hagalil)

20. Taofeek Ismaheel (Fredrikstad, Norway)
The 21 years old Nigerian scored the only goal of the game to help his side cart away maximum points against, Bryne, away from home.

21. Shuaibu Ibrahim (Jerv, Norway)
The Nigerian played all 90mins and contributed to his side win at home at the Weeknd.

22. Joe Aribo (Rangers, Scotland)
The left footed Nigeria Super Eagles Midfielder played and gave all but wasn’t enough as his side were held to a draw at home against, Hearts.

23. Innocent Bonke (Malmo FF, Sweden)
The Super Eagles defensive midfielder cruised with his team to a big win away from home as they thrashed, Ostersunds, (0-3) away from home.

24. Olarenwaju Kayode (Sivasspor, Turkey)
The Nigerian forward was listed amongst thee goal scorer at the weekend in his side (2-2) draw at home against, Antalyspor.

25. Alex Iwobi (Everton, England)
After missing out of the World Cup qualifiers series during the International break owing to an injury, the Nigerian born Midfielder returned to action at the weekend as his side were piped at home by West Ham.

26. Moses Simon (Nantes, France)
Ever present Moses Simon led his side at the weekend as they bagged a precious away point as they held, Bordeaux, to a (1-1) draw.

27. Victor Osimhen (Napoli, Italy)
Osimhen proved his worth once again at the Weeknd as his late minute goal sealed a big win for Napoli against, Torino, at the weekend.

28. Ola Aina (Torino, Italy)
Aina joined forces with his teammates to stop fellow compatriot, Victor Osimhen, from scoring but their efforts weren’t enough as Osimhen late minute goal sent them back to base empty handed.

29.Samuel Chukwueze (Villareal, Spain)
After 5months on the sideline, the Super Eagles Winger returned to action in his side disappointing home defeat against,Osasuna.

30. Paul Ebere Onuachu (Genk, Belgium)
The inform striker fired blank in his side defeat on Sunday. Onuachu squandered his chances of increasing his goal tally as he missed from the spot .

31. Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow, Russia)
The dashing winger scored his side only goal as they claimed all maximum points at stake against, Ural.

32. Akinkunmi Amoo (Hammarby, Sweden)
The petit winger single handedly delivered a win to his side aa his goal seperated the two sides at full time.

33. Stephen Odey (Randers, Denmark)

The former Nigeria professional football league goal king continued where he stopped before the international break as he found back of the net in his away win against, Odense.

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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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