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

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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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Glory Ogbonna: Nigeria Defender Extends Beşiktaş Women’s Football Contract

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Nigeria Super Falcons defender , Glory Ogbonna, will continue her professional career with the Turkish side, Beşiktaş Women’s Football

Nigeria international Ogbonna Glory has signed a contract extension that will keep her at Beşiktaş Women’s Football for another one year 2024/2025 season.

On 3 February 2023, she was transferred to Beşiktaş JKand currently plays for Beşiktaş JK.

Glory is a versatile player. Although her main position is a left-back player, but she can also play as a right-back, a left-centre back, a right-centre back and a defensive midfielder. Glory can use both feet successfully.

There, she has been a key figure in the stars studded Beşiktaş Women’s Football side helping them stay afloat in the Turkish Women Super League with a good run of form.

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Ambrose Peter Pens Emotional Message To Újpest Ahead Aberdeen Move

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Nigerian forward, Peter Ambrose, has penned an emotional farewell message to Hungarian Football Club, Újpest Football Club, fans following his move to the Scottish Premier League with top giants, Aberdeen Football Club.

“I want to thank Újpest Football Club my teammates, the coaches and most especially the fans for making this year a happy and a memorable one for me, you will always have a room in my heart “ emotional Ambrose concluded.

Ambrose made his professional debut for Turkish side Balikesirspor in January 2022 and featured a further 11 times in his maiden season before a move to Ujpset that summer.

He was the Hungarian club’s top scorer last season with 10 goals in 27 starts and, according to Aberdeen, attracted interest from “several UK clubs” before opting for the Dons.

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Done Deal: Getafe Unveils Nigerian Midfielder Uche Chrisantus

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LaLiga club Getafe have announced the signing of Nigerian midfielder Uche Chrisantus.

According to Nigeria journalist, Nwosu ‘Chygoz’ Chigozie,

reports that Chrisantus joined Getafe from Spanish second tier club, AD Ceuta.

The 21-year-old penned a four-year contract with the Azulones.

“Getafe CF and AD Ceuta FC have reached an agreement for the transfer of Chrisantus Uche. The 21-year-old Nigerian footballer has signed with the club until June 30, 2028 and will spend the next four seasons in the blue and white jersey,” the club announced on their official website.

He will join Getafe’s first team for preseason training, where he will compete for a spot in the squad.

Ikechukwu Uche and Oghenekaro Etebo are the two other Nigerians, who have played for Getafe in the past.

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