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Nigerian Stars To Watch Out For This Weekend

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Regardless the on-going African most prestigious tournament, African Cup Of Nations, in Cameroon and with the Nigeria Super Eagles team in campaign, Nigeria eligible stars would be on parade alongside their foreign based Clubsides across top European and Scandinavia leagues.

With over a thousand matches in the offing at the weekend, here are Nigerian stars to keep tabs with .

1. Kingsley Sokari (Pharco FC, Egypt)
The midfield maestro who has been handful for his Egyptian topflight league side since joining them in the current campaign will look forward to play a vital role as they square up against, El-Gaish on Saturday afternoon

2. Bamidele Yusuf (Spartak Trnava, Slovenia)
The Sensational striker would look forward to continue from he stopped before the Christmas break when his side faces, Moravce-Vrable.

3. Tolu Arokodare (Amiens, France)
The bullish strike who is on loan from Latvia top-flight league giant’s, Valmeria, will look forward to add to his goal tally when his side face, Guingamp, on Saturday afternoon.

4. Adebayo Adeleye (Hapoel Jerusalem, Israel)
The Nigerian born safe hands who has been outstanding in the Israeli topflight league will hope to keep another clean-sheet when his Israeli based outfit, Hapoel Jerusalem, squares up against, Maccabi Haifa on Saturday afternoon.

5 Saviour Godwin (Casa Pia, Portugal)
The lethal striker would hope to start off the new year on a good note when his Portuguese Liga 2 side, Casa Pia, faces FC Porto B on Sunday afternoon.

6. Anthony Nwakaeme (Trabzonspor, Turkey)
The bullish attacker will be all out to hit the ground running in the new year when his side faces, Galatasaray on Sunday afternoon away from home.

7. Samuel Kalu (Bordeaux, France)
The Nigeria international who took a break from National team duties to face his Clubside career squarely will look forward to help his side bounce back to winning ways after it’s heart wrenching defeat on Matchday (21)

8. Henry Chima (Kastrioti, Albania)
The Nigeria international who helped his side bounce back to winning ways against, Teuta, will look forward to help his side build on their recent form when they face, Partizani away from home on Saturday afternoon.

9. Ibrahim Olawoyin (Keçiörengücü, Turkey)
The In-form winger would look forward to add to his increasing goal tally when they face, Adanaspor AS, away from home on Matchday (22) at the weekend.

10. Emeka Eze (Keçiörengücü, Turkey)
Alongside his fellow compatriot, Emeka Eze will hope to continue his exciting form when his Turkish second division side faces, Adanaspor AS, away from home on Matchday (22) at the weekend.

11. Aaron Samuel ( Erzurumspor BB, Turk)
The Nigerian with a magic left foot will hope to help his side bag a point(a) on the road when they face, Bandirmaspor

12. Blessing Eleke (Genclerbirligi, Turkey)
The Striker and his side who were humiliated on Matchday(21) will look forward to bounce back to winning ways at the weekend when they face, Manisa FK, on Matchday (22) away from home

13. Obinna Nwobodo (Goztepe, Turkey)
The Nigerian midfielder and his Turkish will be on to a ‘Must Win’ fixture on Saturday when they square up against Stars studded, Basaksehir away form home on Matchday (23).

14. Terem Moffi (Lorient, France)
Moffi would be relied on greatly at the Weekend when his Lorient FC team ambush Nantes at their home hoping to wreck havoc to bounce back to winning ways after it’s (3-1) defeat against Lille.

15. Cyril Dessers (Feyenoord, Netherland)
The Nigerian international would look forward to add to his goal tally and to propel his Dutch based outfit to a win when they square up against, NEC Nijmegen, on Sunday afternoon.

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Nigeria Striker, Leke James Bags Degree In Business Management

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Nigeria forward, Leke Samson James, has completed his Business and Sports Management course at the, University of Hertfordshire in United Kingdom.

James follows in the footstep of former Nigeria International, Seyi Olofinjana, Nigeria Super Eagles midfielder, Ndidi Wilfred as well as Nigeria Super Falcons duo of Rasheedat Ajibade and Uchenna Kanu. who bagged degrees in same discipline.

He started out his career in his native homeland playing for Bridge Boys.

He transferred to Aalesund on 6 January 2012,

On 26 July 2012 he made his first appearance for Aalesund coming on as a substitute at the start of the second half of the game versus Tirana in Europe League scoring twice in Aalesund’s 5–0 win. On 29 July 2012 he made his debut in Tippeligaen and also started his first match, against Stabæk.

Between 2016 and 2017 he played for Chinese club Beijing Enterprises Group in China League One.

On 30 April 2018, Molde FK announced the signing of James on a three-year contract.[2] He got his Molde debut on 26 July 2018 when he came on as a 67th minute substitute in Molde’s 3–0 win against Laçi in the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League second qualifying round. James scored Molde’s third goal in the game

On June 2019, James scored a perfect hat-trick in the first half in Molde’s 4–0 away win against Strømsgodset.[3]He scored with his right foot, left foot and his head and completed his hat-trick in 13 minutes and 45 seconds. On 11 July 2019.

After a short spell in the Saudi Pro League, James joined Süper Lig club Sivasspor on a two-year on 14 July 2021.[6]

On 30 December 2021, James scored two goals in Sivasspor’s 2–1 win over MKE Ankaragücü in the fifth round of the Turkish Cup.[7] Sivasspor would eventually defeat Kayserispor in the final to secure the club its first major honour.[8]

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Bulgarian Cup: Ukaki Success Shines In Botev Plovdiv Quarter-Finals Win.

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Promising Nigerian youngster, Success Ukaki came through with another top performance in the colors of Bulgarian outfit, Botev Plovdiv, as he shone like a million stars in the keenly contested quarter-finals fixture between Botev Plovdiv and Spartak Varna in the Bulgarian cup.

Arriving from FDC Vista, Ukaki within a short term has continued to garner minutes of action under his belt as he delivered excellently haven started against Spartak Varna in the Bulgarian Cup quarterfinals.

Playing from Right-wing back position, Ukaki was a menace down the channels as he was a major threat offensively and still kept it solid defensively.

Ukaki and his Botev Plovdiv side squared up for a tricky clash in the quarter finals of the Bulgarian cup haven been drawn to trade tackles with Spartak Varna.

Spartak Varna has their quest for glory put to a litmus test haven been drawn to face top ranking Botev Plovdiv side away from home in the quarterfinals.

First half of the exciting fixture had Botev Plovdiv establishing a 1-0 lead at half time courtesy of Nigerian striker, Samuel Akere 22nd minute goal.

On return for the second half, Akere continued from where he stopped and this time provided assist for Popov.I 72nd minute goal which doubled Botev Plovdiv lead.

Spartak Varna fought back only to get a consolation goal which wasn’t enough to cause upset for Botev Plovdiv

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Bulgarian Cup: Red-hot Samuel Akere Scores, Bags Assist As Botev Plovdiv Edge Spartak Varna

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Highly rated Nigerian winger, Samuel Akere, was the hero for Bulgarian outfit, Botev Plovdiv, as he scored and recorded assist to inspire Botev Plovdiv to a 2-1 win against Spartak Varna in quarter-finals played today in the Bulgarian cup.

Unarguably one of Botev Plovdiv best players, Akere has continued to evolve rapidly as he his exciting performances week in, week out has earned him a starting place in the stars studded Botev Plovdiv team.

Akere and his Botev Plovdiv side squared up for a tricky clash in the quarter finals of the Bulgarian cup haven been drawn to trade tackles with Spartak Varna.

Spartak Varna has their quest for glory put to a litmus test haven been drawn to face top ranking Botev Plovdiv side away from home in the quarterfinals.

First half of the exciting fixture had Botev Plovdiv establishing a 1-0 lead at half time courtesy of Nigerian striker, Samuel Akere 22nd minute goal.

On return for the second half, Akere continued from where he stopped and this time provided assist for Popov.I 72nd minute goal which doubled Botev Plovdiv lead.

Spartak Varna fought back only to get a consolation goal which wasn’t enough to cause upset for Botev Plovdiv

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