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How Nigerian Players Performed At The Weekend

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Macaulay Chrisantus (Jaro, Finland)

The former Nigeria Junior International was on parade and on the score sheet at the weekend as his Finnish based side, Jaro FC, recorded a big convincing win against visitors,Gnistan.

2. Oke Akpoveta ( KPV Kakkola, Finland)

29years old Nigerian born Foward, Oke Akpoveta, was on parade and on the score sheet at the weekend as his Finnish side, Kpv Kakkola, snatched a slim win against, Mikkelin.

3. Stanley Amuzie (KPV Kakkola, Finland)

The former Nigeria Junior International gave a good account of himself as his Finnish side, KPV Kakkola, recorded a big win at the weekend against, Mikkelin.

4. Jonathan Duyin (KPV Kakkola, Finland)

It was a bad day in office for Duyin and his Finnish side as they missed out an away point(s) by whisker’s at the weekend.

The 25years old midfielder contributed immensely in his team quest for a point in the fixture but they ended up returning back to base empty handed.

5. Peter Utaka (Kyoto, Japan)

The 37years old striker featured and netted a brace for his Japanese based second division side, Kyoto, in their big win against, Sagamihara.

6. Origbaajo Ismaila (Kyoto, Japan)

The 23years old striker came off the bench and contributed his quota in his side big win at the weekend against, Sagamihara.

7. Ahmed Isaiah (Covilha, Portugal)

Nigerian born, Ahmed Isaiah, featured for all 90mins in his side disappointing (1-1) draw at home against, Nacional, at the weekend.

8. Alhassan Ibrahim (Nacional, Portugal)

The former Wikki tourist and Akwa United midfielder shone like a million stars as his Portuguese side clinched a vital point away from home at the weekend against, Covilha.

9. John Kelechi ( Casa Pia, Portugal)

Ever present Nigerian born defender, John Kelechi, marshalled Casa Pia defence line and propelled the team to a point away from home against, Mafra FC, at the weekend.

10. Nwankwo Obiora (Chaves, Portugal)

The 30year old midfielder showed off class as he helped his side to a big home win against against, Penafiel, a win which improved the team’s position on the log.

11. Onyemaechi Sopuruchukwu x Mathia Ogwuche x Oche Ochowechi(CD Feriense, Portugal)

Free scoring Nigeria born defender, Sopuruchukwu Onyemaechi and his compatriot duo of Oche Ochowechi and Mathias Ogwuche were in action as their side tasted defeat for the first time in the current Liga Portugal 2 season.

12. Ahmad Gero ( IFK Lulea, Sweden)

22years old Nigerian born striker, Ahmad Gero, was on target in his club big away win at the Weeknd against, Orebro Syr. The striker now has 3 league goals to his name in the current Swedish Division 1 Norra season.

13. John Junior Igbarumah ( Sandvikens, Sweden)

14. Anam Imo x Faith Ikidi (Pitea W, Sweden)

Anam and Faith were on parade for their Swedish side as they were piped away from home at the weekend against, Vaxjo DFF in the current Swedish women topflight league.

15 Ngozi Okeoghene ( Eskilstuna, Sweden)

The Super Falcons player couldn’t help avert the team lose at the Weeknd as his best efforts weren’t complimented by his teammates.

16. Akinyoola Samson (Caracas, Venezuela)

The former 36lions graduate netted a brace in his side big away win against bitter rival’s, Monagas, to help seal the team place on top of the log.

17. Jane Abraham (Voshod, Ukraine)

The ever present goal poacher was on parade and on song for his Ukrainian side as they thumbed off their opponents on a (3-0) scoreline.

The bullish attacker had his presence felt all through the game and bagged his well deserved goal to seal his side big win 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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