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How Nigerian Stars Performed At The Weeknd



Ater a dramatic international break, actions resumed across European and Scandinavia leagues with many exciting fixtures lined up.

Nigerian internationals and eligible players weren’t left out as they bagged goals and assists for their various clubs, below are the top Nigerian stars who were outstanding.

1. Ndifreke Effiong (Ah Ahly Bengahazi)

The lethal striker who has been handful for Libyan side,Khaleej Sirte, continued his impressive form as he bagged a goal and helped his side record first win of the new Libyan top-flight league.

2. Troost-Ekong x Dennis Emmanuel (Watford, England)

The Super Eagles assistant Skipper, his fellow compatriot and the Watford team cruised to a big win on Saturday against Manchester United.

Troost-Ekong was a second half Subsistute whilst Dennis Bonaventure, recorded a goal and an assist in the game.

3. Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England)

After a successful outing with Nigeria National team during the international break, Iheanacho fired blanked as his side recorded a lose at home against Chelsea.

4. Frank Onyeka (Brentford, England)

Frank the ‘Tank’ who was an unused Sub during the international break came off the bench and helped his salvage a point away from home against, Newcastle, on Saturday

5. Cyril Dessers (Feyenoord, Netherland)

The Super Eagles striker who scored 4goals in a friendly match during the international break turned up for his side as a second half substitute and guided them to another victory against, Zwolle.

6. Calvin Bassey (Rangers, Scotland)

The Super Eagles left footed defender and his Scottish side will filed out and got kicked out of the Scottish league cup as they were handed a (1-4) defeat against, Hibernian.

7. Joe Aribo (Rangers, Scotland)

The left footed midfielder who was on parade during the International break with the Nigeria National suffered a big defeat and knocked out of the Scottish league cup by Hibernian.

8. Leon Balogun (Ranger’s, Scotland)

The Super Eagles big centre back who was in action during the international break player all 90 minutes in his Scottish side awful display against, Hibernian, in the Scottish cup.

9. Innocent Bonke (Malmo FF, Sweden)

The Super Eagles rock solid defensive midfielder and his Swedish side were forced to a (2-2) stalemate at the weekend against Hacken. A disappointing result for the title chasers.

10. Moses Simon (Nantes, France)

The wing wizard filed out with his French side, Nantes, against PSG in a disappointing (3-1) defeat away from home.

11. Samuel Kalu (Bordeaux, France)

The Winger and his French side faced Metz and bounced back to winning ways with a (3-1) win.

12. Victor Osimhen (Napoli, Italy)

The Super Eagles talisman who propelled the Super Eagles for qualification for World Cup qualifiers suffered a head injury as his side slim lose against Inter milan at the weekend.

13. Samuel Chukwueze (Villareal,Spain)

“Samu’ and his Villareal team fought a good fight of fight to hold Celta Vigo to a (1-1) draw, Samuel came on 7 minutes to end proceedings.

14. Paul Onuachu (Genk, Belgium)

The lanky striker efforts to increase his goal tally failed as his side suffered a(1-0) loss against Beerschot.

15. Henry Onyekuru (Olympiacos, Greece)

The petit winger who look silent in, Olympiacos, past few games was lively in Olympiacos (2-3) win away from home against, AEK Athens.

16. Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, Netherlands)

The Nigerian Super Eagles goalkeeper who recently signed for English Premier league side, Watford failed to keep a clean sheet as his side were piped by Twente.

17. Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow, Russia)

The CSKA wing wizard fired blank as his side were held to a barren draw on Sunday afternoon against, Khimki.

18. Ahmed Musa (Faith Karagumruk, Turkey)

The Nigeria Super Eagles skipper contributed immensely to his side big win against, Kasimpasa.

20.David Okereke (Venzia, Italy)

The former Nigeria junior international was on target as his only goal led his side to a big win away from home against, Bologna.

21. Joel Obi (Salerinitana, Italy)

The box to box Midfielder who was involved in his side big win away from home against, Venzia before the international break suffered a disappointing home lose with his side against, Sampdoria.

24. Ikouwem Utin ( Slaven Belupo, Crotia)

The Nigeria U20 skipper and his Crotian side flied pass their opponents and the Nigerian was an unused Sub.

25. Stephen Odey (Randers Denmark)

The former Nigeria professional football league goal king fired blank in his side (4-1) win against Vejle.

26. Moses Ebiye (Tromso, Norway)

The 24years old forward who came off the bench and went straight to the goal scorers sheet before the international break fired blank at the weekend as his side were held to a (1-1) stalemate against, Valrenga.

27. Jackson Ipalibo (Strømsgodset, Norway)

The Box to box Midfielder and his compatriot duo of Attah Kadiri and Friday Fred featured in their side disappointing (2-1) lose against, Mjondalen.

28. Godswill Ekpolo (Hacken, Sweden)

The big centre back and his compatriot, Tebo Franklin, played a big part as they held high flying Malmo FF to a (2-2) draw at away.

29. Akinkunmi Amoo (Hammarby Sweden)

Thee influential winger fired blank as his side cruised to a (4-1) win against, Degerfors.

30. Ndidi Wilfred (Leicester City)

Ndidi who featured for the Super Eagles during the international break failed with his Leicester City team as they were handed a home defeat against, Chelsea.

31. Ezekiel Henty (Slovan Bratislava, Slovakia)

The Slovakian top flight league highest goal scorer added to his goal tally as they claimed a (2-1) win against Michalovce on Sunday afternoon.

32. Bruno Sopuruchukwu (CD Feirense)

The Utility player and his CD Feirense side suffered a big defeat against, FC Porto, in the Portuguese domestic cup.

33. Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal)

The left full back featured in his side win against, CD Feirense, on Saturday afternoon in the Portuguese league cup.

34. Leke James (Sivasspor, Turkey)

The Striker fired blank as his side were condemned to a defeat against Basaksehir on Saturday afternoon.

35. Wisdom Kanu (MFK Zemplín Michalovce)

The midfield maestro and his side were condemned to a (2-1) home defeat against, Slovan Bratislava team

36. Sadiq Umar (Almeria, Spain)

The Nigerian dream team striker fired blank in his side (3-1) home win against, Real Valladolid on Saturday night.

37. Stanley Dimgba (Stellenbosch, South Africa)

The former Enyimba winger was on target as his side were held to a (2-2) draw at home against,Amazulu.

38. Peter Olayinka (Slaviaa Prague)

The Slaviaa Prague striker increased his goal tally as his side cruised passed Jablonec on Saturday afternoon.

39. Henry Offia (Trelleborg, Sweden)

The former U20 star increased his goal tally to help his side salvage a point away from home.

40. Godwin Chika Okwara (FK Mash’al Mubarek, Uzbekistan)

The Nigerian was the hero for his side as he came off the bench to net a brace.

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Joshua Akpudje: Rock-Solid Nigeria Defender Listed In Erovnuli Liga TOTW



Highly rated Nigerian defender, Joshua Akpudje, has been listed in the Erovnuli Liga Team Of The Week following his stellar performance in FC Dinamo Tbilisi 2-0 home win over Samgurali.

Akpudje and his FC Dinamo Tbilisi side squared up against Samgurali in its first Matchday of the season hoping to start on the front foot with a victory when the two sides lock horns at the Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena.

The keenly contested fixture had the host, FC Dinamo Tbilisi opening scoring at the 10th minute and doubled its lead at the 32nd second goal to end the first half infront and all maximum points at full time.

Rock-solid Nigerian defender, Joshua Akpudje, who lasted for all 90mins in the fixture was a beauty to watch as he marshaled the team backline expertly to ensure a win with a clean-sheet.

Joining FC Dinamo Tbilisi, Joshua Akpudje heartwarming display in the fixture against Samgurali earned him a place in the team of the week alongside other players who were outstanding with their various clubs.

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Weekend Review: Nine (9) Nigerian Stars Who Found Back Of Net



Actions resumed over the weekend across many leagues as teams continue their quest for domestic and continental glory in various Matchdays.

In over a thousand games played across top leagues at the weekend, Nigerian players were outstanding with their various clubsides and here are (9) Nigerian stars who found back of the net at the weekend.

1. Chidera Ejuke (Royal Antwerp, Belgium)

The Nigerian ‘magician’ was in his usual element as he scored and bagged assists to help Royal Antwerp clinch a 3-0 win.

2. Rasheed Sodiq (Rabotinick, Macedonia)

The Nigerian defender came through with a goal to help Rabotnicki Skopje secure a win at home.

3. Terem Moffi (OG Nice, France)

The Nigeria Super Eagles star scored his side only goal in their 2-1 defeat to Tolouse.

4. Boluwatife Ogungbayi (Slavia Praha, Czech Republic)

The highly rated forward fired in a brace to help Slavia Prague B clinch a 3-0 against Admira Prague.

5. Ahmed Abdullahi (Genk, Belgium)

Red-hot Ahmed Abdullahi in his scoring element scored twice to help Jong Genk down Royal Antwerp B at home.

6. Aliyu Ibrahim (Houston Dynamo, USA)

The Nigerian winger opened his goal account in the new season regardless his side 2-1 lose.

7. Effiong Nsungusi (FC Neftchi Fergana, Uzbekistan)

Nsungusi started off life with, FC Neftchi Fergana, on the front foot as he fired a brace to inspire the team win.

8. Olakunle Olusegun (FC Krasnodar, Russia)

The Nigerian striker opened scoring for his side to earn the team a point in their 1-1 stalemate.

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News: Super Eagles Captain Ahmed Musa terminates contract with Turkish top club Sivasspor




Ahmed Musa Parts Ways with Sivasspor FC by Mutual Consent

In a surprising turn of events, Nigerian international Ahmed Musa has ended his stint with Turkish giants Sivasspor FC. Both parties reached a mutual agreement to terminate the player’s contract, which was announced earlier last week.

Ahmed Musa, who’s known for his blistering pace and attacking prowess, joined Sivasspor with high expectations. He was deemed a significant addition to the team’s offensive line, with hopes that his experience at the top level would provide an edge in competition. His journey at Sivasspor, however, has come to an early conclusion.

The reason behind the termination was laid out to be unpaid wages over a period of 6 months. We gathered that 3 other players have terminated their contract with the same club as a result of unpaid salaries.

Throughout Musa’s time at Sivasspor, he showcased moments of the quality he is known for. Fans of the club and the player hoped that he would be the x-factor in the team’s bid for domestic and European glory. Although his tenure at the club was brief, Musa’s professionalism and dedication to the sport remained evident in each match he played.

With free agency upon him, the future is bright for the Nigerian star. Clubs around the world will undoubtedly be interested in acquiring a player of Musa’s caliber, with his expertise on the field and experience in international competitions. It will be exciting to see where his next journey takes him.

This development marks yet another twist in the career of one of Nigeria’s most celebrated footballers. Ahmed Musa will remain a notable figure in the football world, and all eyes will be on him as he looks to write the next chapter in his illustrious career.

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