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‘Man On Fire’ Victor Boniface Named Europa League Player Of The Week



Red-hot Nigerian striker, Victor Boniface, has added another feather to his blossoming career after been named the UEFA Europa League Player of the Week following his outstanding performance in Royale Union Saint-Gilloise 3-3 stalemate against Union Berlin.

After emerging from the group stage into the next round, Belgian side,Royale Union Saint-Gilloise were faced with a tight and tricky fixture haven been drawn to face German Bundesliga outfit, Union Berlin, away from home in the first leg.

Union Berlin who emerged victorious from their group hoped to keep its eyes on its quest for continental glory regardless drawn to face Belgian giants, Royale Union Saint-Gilloise at home in the first leg.

The German and Belgian teams traded goals throughout the six-goal thriller match, with the former Bodo/Glimt star scoring twice.

28 minutes into the game, the ex-Flying Eagles attacker scored his first goal after finding space outside the box and shooting into the upper right corner.

The hosts equalised with a free kick from Josip Juranovic in the first half, then Yorbe Vertessen gave the away side the lead in the second half until Robin Knoche made it 2-2.

In the last 20 minutes of the second half, rampaging Boniface gave the opposition the lead with a shot past Frederik Rennow. Sven Michel then came off the bench to tie the game.

Due to his efforts, he was selected as the UEFA Europa League player of the week ahead of Bruno Fernandes (2nd), Edmond Tapsoba (3rd), and Paulo Dybala (4th).

The former Bodo/Glimt utility forward has scored 5 goals in 7 Europa League appearances in the 2022-23 campaign.

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Adekunle Shines In Sporting Lagos Dramatic Win



Nigeria Super Eagles defender, Adekunle Adeleke, came through with another top performance in the Nigeria topflight as he Marshaled relegation threatened Sporting Lagos to a win following its dramatic 2-1 win over Defending Champions, Enyimba FC, in one of the Matchday 37 fixture played today.

Unarguably Sporting Lagos trusted defender, Adeleke who joined the Lagos based side at mid season has continually shown off class in back to back games for Sporting.

Sporting Lagos who lost at home on Matchday 36 had their hope of survival on a pendulum as the team needs nothing but a win against Enyimba FC.

After been held at home on Matchday 36, Enyimba marched into Lagos with a date against relegation threatened Sporting Lagos.

Sporting Lagos at kick-off earned a spot kick with just 5mins into the had their chance fluffed but worked out another goal to earn a lead at half time.

On return for the second half, Enyimba FC converted from the spot to return the game to a stalemate.

With few minutes left in the game, Sporting grinded out a deserved goal at the 85mins, a goal enough to separate the two sides at full time.

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Ede Oloko Nets Brace Again!



Scoring Sensation, Ede Oloko, continued with his goal festival in the Latvian Virsliga, as he recorded another brace in Jelgava disappointing 4-2 defeat to Grobina in one of the Matchday 18 fixtures played earlier today in the Latvian Virsliga.

One of Nigeria most inform abroad, Oloko in back to back games has continued to show off his worth in the colors of Jelgava as he seven (7) goals under his belt.

Winless in last two games, Grobina ambushed Jelgava hoping to bounce back to winning ways on Matchday 18.

Inconsistent Jelgava side had their hands full on Matchday 18 haven been drawn to trade tackles with Grobina away from home.

First half of the fixture ended on a 1-1 stalemate as Ede Oloko third minute goal was cancelled by Grobina with its 41st minute goal before the half time break.

Resilient Grobina on emergence for the second half out scored its visitors to bring the final scoreline to 4-2 with Jelgava Nigerian import, Ede Oloko, completing a brace for the day.

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Sunday Megwo’s Brace Saves Abia Warriros From Relegation



Red-hot Sunday Megwo and Abia Warriros will play in the Nigeria Premier League next season after the gangling talisman recorded a brace in Abia Warriors 2-0 win over Akwa United earlier today.

Abia Warriors are mathematically safe with 51 points from as many matches as all team struggling for survival cannot catch up with them after final day.

It is a remarkable achievement for Abia Warriros, who were at risk of sinking after its goalless draw against Bendel Insurance but got a sign of relief after its 3-1 win over Gombe United in Bauchi on Matchday 36.

They, Abia Warriros, were down in the relegation zone after matchsay 34 but a burst of form by Nigerian forward , Sunny Megwo has now kept them up.

The dreaded striker has constantly help the team win games with goals as his brace today helps relegation threatened Abia Warriors to be relief.

Today, he scored his seventh (7) goal of the season to give his team all maximum points at stake.

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