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Nigeria Stars Who Scored At The Weekend

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It was a memorable Matchdays at the weekend across top European leagues with many unexpected and mouth watering results came through across leagues.

Admist the exciting weekend, Nigerian stars weren’t left out as many were all parade for 90mins, some came off the bench to register their names on the score sheet whilst some bagged assists.

Below is a review on the Nigeria internationals and eligible strikers who found back of the net at the weeknd.

1. Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal, Spain)
The Superb Eagles striker came off the bench to level things up for his side against Barcelona regardless the disappointing scoreline at full time.

2. Ebenezer Okezie (Zimbru Chisinu, Moldova)
The Red hot left back scored his 3rd goal of the season from his left back position to help his side salvage a point at their home.

3. Emmanuel Dennis Bonaventure (Watford,England)
The Superb Eagles winger scored his fiveth goal of the season in his side disappointing lose against, Leicester City on Saturday afternoon.

4. Ademola Lookman (Leicester City, England)
The Nigerian came off the bench to register his name on the scoreshet to help his side cart away maximum points at full time.

5. Etim Friday (Vizela, Portugal)
The D10 Academy graduate continued his impressive form to inspire his side to a big win against, AcademicaU23.

6.Paul Makairu (Antalyspor, Turkey)
Paul continued his impressive form as he bagged a goal in his side (3-0) win against, Alyanspor.

7. Arokodare Tolu (Amiens, France)
The striker had another goal to his name in the French cup game.

8. Akinbule Sunday (Mosta FC, Malta)
The striker made the scoreline respectable for his side in their defeat against, Valletta.

9. Paul Seun (Kapfenberg, Austria)
The Nigerian striker came off the bench to put his name on the scoreshet in hisa side lose against, FC Liefering.

10. Blessing Eleke (Genclerbirligi, Turkey)
The Striker scored his goal number five in his side win against, Bursapor.

11. Jane Abraham (Voshod, Ukraine)
The Nigerian Super Falcon’s eligible striker struck twice in her side big win at home.

12. Emeka Eze (Keciorengucu, Turkey)
The striker had a hattrick to his name in his side win at home on Sunday afternoon.

13. Adewele Sapara (Leixões, Portugal)
Sapara scored his side only goal in their home defeat against, Trofense.



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UEFA Conference League: Nigeria’s Abiodun Ogunniyi Scores To Inspire FK Auda 1-2 Win Over Cliftonville

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Nigeria Under-23 ace, Abiodun Ogunniyi, was pivotal and inspirational for Latvian side, FK Auda, as he came through with the much sorted after goal which inspired his team 2-0 win away from home in one of the UEFA Conference league qualifiers fixture played today against Irish side, Cliftonville.

The Nigerian wing wizard outstanding performance in the first qualifiers fixture earned him a starting place in the all important fixture against Irish top flight league giants, Cliftonville.

After it’s triumph against, B36 Tórshavn, in the first qualifiers tie, FK Auda, shifted focus to the second qualifiers tie hoping to amass winnings when they face off with Nothern Ireland side, Cliftonville in a double leg clash.

Hoping to make it to the Conference league group stage, Northern Ireland league side, Cliftonville were faced with an uphill task in its second round qualifiers fixture haven been drawn to face Latvian side, FK Auda in a double header.

First half of the keenly contested fixture lived up to its billing with the visitors, FK Auda, bossing the half and rewarded with a lead off the boot of its Nigerian wing-wizard, Abiodun Ogunniyi, who broke the deadlock at the 32nd minute.

Host, Cliftonville fought back before the half time break and leveled up at the 39th minute to end the first half on stalemate.

A tough battle for the leading goal in the second half felled to the part of the visitors, FK Auda, as they restored lead off the boot of another of its Nigerian import, Abdulrahman Taiwo, at the 77th minute, a goal which separated the two sides at full time.

On a 2-1 scoreline aggregate, Latvian side, FK Auda, will hope to finish up the work when they face Cliftonville at home in a fortnight.

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Official: Nigerian Forward Ikwuemesi Joins Belgium Pro League Club, Leuven

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Belgium Pro League club, Oud-Heverlee Leuven, have announced the signing of forward Chukwubuikem Ikwuemesi from
Serie A club, Salernitan.

The former Flying Eagles striker joined the Belgian outfit from Serie A side, Salernitan, after a year stint with the club before relegation.

After passing club routine medicals and completed paper works, the Nigerian striker has been unveiled by his new employees, arriving his arrival.

Last campaign in the Italian Serie A with Salernitan, Ikwuemesi who joined from Slovenia side NK Celje enjoyed a good run of form which made him handful for the club.

Ikwuemesi will add to the increasing numbers of Nigeria stars playing in the Belgian Pro League when the new 2024/2025 season gets underway.

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Transfer: Armenian Club FC Van Snaps Up Promising Nigerian Youngster

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Ambitious Armenian topflight league side, Football Club Van, has completed the transfer of highly rated Nigerian youngster, Izuchukwu Okonkwo, from Bulgarian club, Botev Plovdiv.

Started his football career with Nigerian based side, Izuchukwu was scouted by topmost Nigerian Super Agent, Paul Ojo Omamomo, and shipped off to Russia to continue his development with the Russian based outfit, FDC Vista, combining his football career with formal Education.

Golden Fish has no hiding place, top talented Izuchukwu enjoyed a rapid development owing to his hardwork, a rapid development which made his stood out in back to back games with Russian team, FDC Vista.

Upon his maturity, Izuchukwu Okonkwo, attracted lots of offers but inked a deal with Bulgarian giants, Botev Plovdiv to take his development to the next level.

In search of quality playing time, the sensational player has penned a year deal with  Armenian side, Football Club Van, where he will feature for the team in the 2024/2025 Armenia topflight league season.

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