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Ibrahim Aliyu: Nigeria Striker’s Jersey Number At Houston Dynamo FC Revealed



Nigerian striker, Ibrahim Aliyu’s jersey number at his new MLS club side, Huston Dynamo, has been revealed as the Nigerian international gets set to start things off in his new home.

In Houston Dynamo, highly rated Ibrahim Aliyu has been allocated number (18) jersey as reveled during his formal unveiling in his new club side.

The Nigerian star joined the Dynamo as a part of Major League Soccer’s U-22 Initiative and will occupy an international roster spot pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and P-1 Visa. 

Aliyu joined the Dynamo after nearly three years with Lokomotiva in the Croatian first division and he made his debut as an 18-year-old in a draw with NK Istra 1961 on Oct. 2, 2020.

Two games later, the forward scored the equalizer in a 1-1 draw with Dinamo Zagreb, the first of three goals he would contribute to that year.

Aliyu finished with 17 goals and seven assists in 84 appearances across all competitions for the club. 

Aliyu is a product of Oasis FC and Footwork FC from his native Nigeria.

He would depart for Europe in Feb. 2020 after he earned a spot in the U-19 Lokomotiva squad for the 2019/2020 season. 

He represented at the U-20 level and most recently at the 2019 U20 AFCON Africa Cup of Nations. Nigeria reached the semifinals of the tournament, forcing a penalty kick shootout with the eventual winners of the tournament, Mali.

Aliyu is the 16th player added to the Dynamo first team during the latest transfer window. 

Under new head coach Ben Olsen, Houston Dynamo FC currently sit fourth in the Western Conference.

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Official: Nigeria Scoring Sensation Akere Samuel Extends Botev Plovdiv Contract



Highly rated Nigeria star player, Akere Samuel, has earned contract extension with Bulgarian top flight league giants, Botev Plovdiv, which will see him in the club till 2025/2026 season.

Arriving from FDC vista in 2021, the former Nigeria Under-17 star has continued to make positive statements in the colours of prestigious side, Botev Plovdiv, with his back to back impressive performances.

Born February 6th, 2024, 19-year-old Samuel Akere started his development with Nigeria based talent hun, G12 Academy from where he showed glimpse of greatness.

Following his sound development and displays in the colours of G12 Football Academy, Akere caught the eyes of National team selectors which landed him into the Nigeria Under-17 team.

Following an impressive performance with the Nigeria Golden Eaglet, Akere who topped radar of top club sides went ahead to team up with Russian based side, FDC Vista, in 2021 to continue his development.

Golden fish cannot he hidden, in the ranks of FDC Vist, Akere blossomed into a dreaded winger attracting plethora of offers but went ahead to pen with Bulgaria side, Botev Plovdiv in 2022.

Arriving at Botev Plovdiv B, Akere steadily hugged headlines in back to back games with the team which earned him a promotion into the Botev Plovdiv main team.

Akere sustained his exciting hardwork and played himself into the stars studded Botev Plovdiv main team, a faith in him he has continually repaid with goals assists.

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Nigerian striker Junior Igbarumah Emerges Top Scorer In Sweden



Following his exceptional performance in the 2023 Swedish Ettan Fotbollbb season, Nigerian striker John Junior Igbarumah has officially received his Golden Boot award.

The Sandvikens IF forward was presented with his Golden Boot prize after the season as he scored (20) goals with (10) assists.

The Super Eagles striker shared the award with Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford.

The sensational 31-year-old Nigerian striker took to his social media account to boldly flaunt the award. “With Gratitude to God for a wonderful season, 20 league goals and 10 assists #itmustendinpraise” he concluded

Born 13 February 1992, 31-year-old forward who started his professional football career with Dynamos Academy lists Syrianska IF Kerburan, Carlstad United BK, IK Sirius and Dalkurd Fotbollsförening as his former clubsides.

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Okoli John Nets Brace In Asswehly SC Defeat



Nigeria striker, John Okoli, was in his usual goal scoring element as he fired a brace in Asswehly Sports Club 2-3 lose to Alittihad Misurata SC at home in the Libyan topflight league.

Asswehly SC Nigeria import, Okoli John, who has been impressive since teaming up with the Libyan side finally found the back of the net following his brace against Alittihad Misurata SC.

Alittihad Misurata SC gunning for league glory had inconsistent Asswehly SC side to trade tackles with away from home on Matchday 4.

Inconsistent Asswehly SC continued their quest for their first point in the new season with a tricky fixture with Alittihad Misurata SC on Matchday 4.

First half of the game had Alittihad Misurata SC opening lead and going ahead to net (3) more goals with Nigeria international, John Okoli, scoring a double for Asswehly which was not enough to avert defeat

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