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Nigerian Stars To Watch Out For This Weekend



League and cup actions are set to come underway across European and Scandinavia leagues with many exciting fixtures lined up for the weekend

Nigerian internationals will not be left out as they will be filing out with their various clubs at the weekend as they eye domestic glory with their sides.

Below are the top Nigerian stars to look out for at the weekend .

1. Troost-Ekong (Watford, England)
The Super Eagles assistant Skipper, his fellow compatriot and the Watford team will hoping to have a change of fortune under it’s new gaffer when the relegation threatened team locks horn with inconsistent Burnley side on Saturday afternoon.

2. Emmanuel Bonaventure (Watford, England)
The Super Eagles striker who missed out in the AFCON would look forward to help his English based side, Watford, return back to winning ways when they face, Burnley on Saturday.

3. Samuel Kalu (Watford, England)
The Nigerian international who joined the ‘Hornets’ in the just concluded January transfer window will look forward to start off his debut on a winning note when his side faces Burnley

4. Cyril Dessers (Feyenoord, Netherland)
The Super Eagles striker will be out to add to his goal tally when his side welcomes, Sparta Rotherdam, on Sunday evening.

5. Calvin Bassey (Rangers, Scotland)
The Super Eagles left footed defender and his Scottish side will look forward to bounce back to winning ways against, Hearts, after suffering a defeat against, Celtic Glasgow.

6. Joe Aribo (Rangers, Scotland)
The left footed Super Eagles midfielder who was on parade during his side disappointing lose against, Celtic Glasgow, will be gunning for Victory when Rangers Glasgow face Hearts.

7. Leon Balogun (Ranger’s, Scotland)
The Super Eagles big centre back who was a second half substitute against, Celtic Glasgow, at the mid-week will look forward to play a role as his side eyes bouncing back to winning ways when they face, Hearts, on Sunday afternoon.

8. Innocent Bonke (Lorient, France)
The Super Eagles rock solid defensive midfielder and his new French side will look forward to continue it’s impressive form in the league when they play host to RC Lens on Sunday afternoon.

9. Moses Simon (Nantes, France)
The wing wizard who was impressive during the AFCON with the Nigeria Senior National team will file out with his French side as they trade tackles with, Strasbourg, away from home at the weekend on Saturday afternoon.

10. Victor Osimhen (Napoli, Italy)
The Super Eagles talisman who suffered a cheekbone injury will be up for selection when his side faces, Venezia on Sunday afternoon.

11 Samuel Chukwueze (Villareal,Spain)
“Samu’ and his Villareal team will be faced with an uphill task as they face Real Betis at away on Saturday afternoon.The Super Eagles winger will look forward to help his team bag a win on Saturday.

12. Paul Onuachu (Genk, Belgium)
The lanky striker will look forward to increase his goal tally as his Belgian side, Genk, faces Zulte Waragem, on Sunday evening in the Belgian topflight league.

13 Henry Onyekuru (Olympiacos, Greece)
The petit winger who played an important role on Thursday will sort ways around to increase his goal tally when they face, Ionikos, on Sunday afternoon.

15. Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, Netherlands)
The Nigerian Super Eagles goalkeeper who recently signed for English Premier league side, Watford, will come in between the sticks for his Dutch based outfit as they face Feyenoord on Sunday afternoon.

16. Ahmed Musa (Faith Karagumruk, Turkey)
The Nigeria Super Eagles skipper will look forward to contribute immensely to his side pursuit of bouncing back to winning ways when they face, Ganioantep, on Sunday evening.

17.David Okereke (Venzia, Italy)
The former Nigeria junior international who has found his goalscoring form will be saddled with the responsibility for another goal when his side face, Salernitana.

18. Ola Aina (Torino, Italy)
The Super Eagles right back and his Italian Seria A outfit will be faced with a Litmus test when they face Spezia on Sunday afternoon.

19. Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal)
The left full back is expected to help his side beat stubborn headed Arouca side on Sunday night

20. Kenneth Omeruo (Leganes, Spain)
The centre back who was impressive with the Super Eagles in the AFCON will file out with Leganes when the face, Tenerife, on Sunday Night.

21. Leke James (Sivasspor, Turkey)
The Striker is expected to start for the Sivasspor side at the Weeknd as they face, Ganioantep on Saturday afternoon.

22. Sadiq Umar (Almeria, Spain)
The Nigerian dream team striker will look forward to increase his goal tally to help his Spanish second division outfit, Almeria, claim maximum points at full time as they welcome, Ibiza, at home.

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Joshua Akpudje: Rock-Solid Nigeria Defender Listed In Erovnuli Liga TOTW



Highly rated Nigerian defender, Joshua Akpudje, has been listed in the Erovnuli Liga Team Of The Week following his stellar performance in FC Dinamo Tbilisi 2-0 home win over Samgurali.

Akpudje and his FC Dinamo Tbilisi side squared up against Samgurali in its first Matchday of the season hoping to start on the front foot with a victory when the two sides lock horns at the Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena.

The keenly contested fixture had the host, FC Dinamo Tbilisi opening scoring at the 10th minute and doubled its lead at the 32nd second goal to end the first half infront and all maximum points at full time.

Rock-solid Nigerian defender, Joshua Akpudje, who lasted for all 90mins in the fixture was a beauty to watch as he marshaled the team backline expertly to ensure a win with a clean-sheet.

Joining FC Dinamo Tbilisi, Joshua Akpudje heartwarming display in the fixture against Samgurali earned him a place in the team of the week alongside other players who were outstanding with their various clubs.

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Weekend Review: Nine (9) Nigerian Stars Who Found Back Of Net



Actions resumed over the weekend across many leagues as teams continue their quest for domestic and continental glory in various Matchdays.

In over a thousand games played across top leagues at the weekend, Nigerian players were outstanding with their various clubsides and here are (9) Nigerian stars who found back of the net at the weekend.

1. Chidera Ejuke (Royal Antwerp, Belgium)

The Nigerian ‘magician’ was in his usual element as he scored and bagged assists to help Royal Antwerp clinch a 3-0 win.

2. Rasheed Sodiq (Rabotinick, Macedonia)

The Nigerian defender came through with a goal to help Rabotnicki Skopje secure a win at home.

3. Terem Moffi (OG Nice, France)

The Nigeria Super Eagles star scored his side only goal in their 2-1 defeat to Tolouse.

4. Boluwatife Ogungbayi (Slavia Praha, Czech Republic)

The highly rated forward fired in a brace to help Slavia Prague B clinch a 3-0 against Admira Prague.

5. Ahmed Abdullahi (Genk, Belgium)

Red-hot Ahmed Abdullahi in his scoring element scored twice to help Jong Genk down Royal Antwerp B at home.

6. Aliyu Ibrahim (Houston Dynamo, USA)

The Nigerian winger opened his goal account in the new season regardless his side 2-1 lose.

7. Effiong Nsungusi (FC Neftchi Fergana, Uzbekistan)

Nsungusi started off life with, FC Neftchi Fergana, on the front foot as he fired a brace to inspire the team win.

8. Olakunle Olusegun (FC Krasnodar, Russia)

The Nigerian striker opened scoring for his side to earn the team a point in their 1-1 stalemate.

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News: Super Eagles Captain Ahmed Musa terminates contract with Turkish top club Sivasspor




Ahmed Musa Parts Ways with Sivasspor FC by Mutual Consent

In a surprising turn of events, Nigerian international Ahmed Musa has ended his stint with Turkish giants Sivasspor FC. Both parties reached a mutual agreement to terminate the player’s contract, which was announced earlier last week.

Ahmed Musa, who’s known for his blistering pace and attacking prowess, joined Sivasspor with high expectations. He was deemed a significant addition to the team’s offensive line, with hopes that his experience at the top level would provide an edge in competition. His journey at Sivasspor, however, has come to an early conclusion.

The reason behind the termination was laid out to be unpaid wages over a period of 6 months. We gathered that 3 other players have terminated their contract with the same club as a result of unpaid salaries.

Throughout Musa’s time at Sivasspor, he showcased moments of the quality he is known for. Fans of the club and the player hoped that he would be the x-factor in the team’s bid for domestic and European glory. Although his tenure at the club was brief, Musa’s professionalism and dedication to the sport remained evident in each match he played.

With free agency upon him, the future is bright for the Nigerian star. Clubs around the world will undoubtedly be interested in acquiring a player of Musa’s caliber, with his expertise on the field and experience in international competitions. It will be exciting to see where his next journey takes him.

This development marks yet another twist in the career of one of Nigeria’s most celebrated footballers. Ahmed Musa will remain a notable figure in the football world, and all eyes will be on him as he looks to write the next chapter in his illustrious career.

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