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How Nigerian Players Performed At The Weekend.

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It was an action packed and suspense soaked weekend at the weekend across top European leagues as the quest for domestic glory comtinues

Nigerian born and eligible players weren’t left out as they featured for their various clubs at the weekend.

1. Semi Ajayi (West Brom, England)

The Utility Nigerian Super Eagles played was involved all 90mins at the weekend as his cruised to a (3-0) home win against Bristol City.

2. Jamilu Collins (Paderborn, Germany)

The Nigerian international and his German based outfit, Paderborn, suffered a home defeat in the hands of, Hamburger SV. Paderborn remains without a win in two games.

3. Gideon Nnamdi Agunwa (Atmosfera Lithuania)

The Nigerian Sensational forward was a second half Substitute as his side cruised to a (3-0) home win against, Riteriai 2 to mark the end of the season.

The Nigerian born forward ended the season on a high note as he amassed a total of 7 league goals to help his side finish at the 7 position on the log.

4. Reuben Yem (Trencin, Slovakia)

The Nigerian eligible defender and his Slovakian side bagged maximum points on the road as they piped, Moravce-Vrable, to make up for it’s post point on 11.

Yem fellow compatriots, Philip Azango, Abubakar Ghali featured in the big win away from home.

5. Sadiq Umar (Almeria, Spain)

The gangling Nigerian striker was a second half substitute on Sunday night as his side pummled, Mirandes (1-4) to cart away maximum points away from home.

6. Troost-Ekong (Watford, England)

After a disappointing outing on Matchday 8, Troost-Ekong and his Watford side pulled a big win away from home in a dramatic 7goals thriller against Everton.

7. Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England)

Kelechi Iheanacho was involved for all 90mins on Sunday afternoon as Leicester City recorded a slim (1-2) away win against Premier league new boys, Brentford.

8. Frank Onyeka (Brentford, England)

The combative Super Eagles defensive midfielder was involved in his side disappointing home lose against, Leicester City on Sunday afternoon.

9. Taiwo Awoniyi (Union Berlin, Germany)

The in form Super Eagles striker pulled another goal at the weekend against, Stuttgart, to add to his goal tally in the German Bundesliga current season.

10. Simy Nwankwo (Salerinitana, Italy)

The tall lanky striker lasted for 65min at the weekend in his side disappointing home defeat against, Empoli, in a 6goals thriller.

11. Joel Obi (Salerinitana, Italy)

The attacking midfielder came off the bench to help his side turn around the scoreline but all to no avail as Empoli condemned, Salerinitana, to a big home lose.

12. Olawale Onanuga (Kastroti, Albania)

The 23years old Nigerian Midfielder played all 90min in his side (0-1) slim home lose at the weekend against, Laci in the Albanian topflight league.

13. Odion Jude Ighalo (Al-Shbaba, Saudi Arabia)

The former Nigeria international brace was all his Saudi Arabian side needed to record a big win away from home against, Al-Ittihad.

14. Alhassan Yusuf (Royal Antwerp, Belgium)

Alhassan Yusuf made a second consecutive start in the Antwerp team after return from injury to help his side salvage points against, Club Brugge on Sunday.

15. James Adeniyi (Maccabi Petah Tikva Israel)

The Nigerian eligible striker opened his goal account in the Israeli topflight league to help his side record a win at the weekend.

16. Peter Olayinka (Slavia Prague, Czech Republic)

The Super Eagles striker added to his goal tally on Matchday 12 in the Czech topflight as his side held home team, Ceske Budejovice to a (2-2) draw.

17. Charles Geoffrey (Lahti, Finland)

The 24years striker fired blank in his side (0-0) draw against, AC Oulu on Matchday 25.

18. Tolu Arokodare (Amiens, France)

Arokodare Tolu was a second half substitute in his side convincing (3-0) home win against, Valenciennes on Saturday afternoon.

19. Izuchukwu Anthony (Hapoel Haifa, Israel)

The centre forward featured for all 90mins and fired blank in his side defeat away from home against, Beitar Jerusalem.

20. Taofeek Ismaheel (Fredrikstad, Norway)

The 21 years old Nigerian added to his going tally at the weekend to propel his Norwegian side to a (1-2) big win away from against, Grorud.

21. Shuaibu Ibrahim (Jerv, Norway)

The Nigerian played all 90mins with a goal to his name in his club dramatic (3-2) win against, Start.

22. Joe Aribo (Rangers, Scotland)

The Nigeria Super Eagles Midfielder played and gave all in his side (1-2) slim win away against, Mirren.

23. Ibrahim Olawoyin ((Malmo FF, Sweden)

The former Enugu Rangers winger opened his goal account in the Turkish second division league with a brace.

24. Olarenwaju Kayode (Sivasspor, Turkey)

The Nigerian forward fired blank at the weekend as his side were held to a (1-1) draw against, Adana Demirspor

25. Alex Iwobi (Everton, England)

The Nigerian Super Eagles player was involved in his side surprise (2-5) dramatic lose against, Watford.

26. Moses Simon (Nantes, France)

Ever present Moses Simon led his side at the weekend to another win against, Clermont Foot.

27. Victor Osimhen (Napoli, Italy)

In form Osimhen who bagged a goal on Thursday in the Europa league fired blank in the domestic league as his Italian side held AS Roma to a draw.

28. Ola Aina (Torino, Italy)

Aina was on parade for his Italian side, Torino, as they salvaged maximum points in a dramatic (3-2) home win against, Genoa.

29.Samuel Chukwueze (Villareal, Spain)

Samuel Chukwueze made his second feature after a long injury as his side recorded a lose at the weekend against, Athletico Bilbao.

30. Paul Ebere Onuachu (Genk, Belgium)

The inform striker fired blank in his side disappointing home defeat on Sunday against, Gent.

31. Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow, Russia)

The dashing winger added to his goal tally in the current Russian topflight league to aid his side to victory.

32. Akinkunmi Amoo (Hammarby, Sweden)

The petit winger added to his goal tally in the current Swedish Allevenkan league in his side (4-3) win against, Ostersunds.

33. Stephen Odey (Randers, Denmark)

The former Nigeria professional football league goal king fired blank in his side slim home win at the weeknd.

34. Bonaventure Dennis (Watford, England)

The former Club Brugge winger came off the bench to record a goal and an assist in his side dramatic away win against Everton at the weekend.

35. David Okereke (Venzia FC, Italy)

The former Nigeria Junior International goal wasn’t enough to lead his side to victory against, Sassuolo at the weekend.

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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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