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Nigerians Abroad: 15 Nigerian Eligible Stars To Watch Out For

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One of the major reasons why the country Nigeria is regarded as one of Africa most successful footballing country is regards to how blessed the country is with enormous talented footballers.

The quest for greener pastures has seen Nigerian born players leave the shores of the Country for a better life in the round leather game across European and Scandinavia countries.

These Nigerian born and eligible players are no doubts making and flying the Country flag at a high with outstanding performances with their various clubs.

These highly talented footballers of Nigeria descent no doubts needs to be given a pat on the back and recognized for their exploits.

In this piece, we will take a look at Nigerian talented footballers who are making waves in the round leather game within and outside the shores of the country.

1. Ola Israel Dele (BFC Daugavpils, Latvia)
Arguably one of Nigeria consistent and talented wingee plying his trade in the Latvian Virsliga.

Born on 27 October 2001, the Sleeky winger ranks amongst Nigeria National team prospect.

2. Olakunle Olusegun (FC Krasnador, Russia)
The Bullish Nigeria junior international for several years has remained consistent in Russia, little wonder he was handed a memorable debut in the Russian topflight league.

3. Jonathan Okoronkwo (FC Krasnador, Russia)
Just like fellow Compatriot, Olakunle Olusegun, Jonathan has distinguished himself to be a talent to be reckon with.

The former FDC VISTA graduate has enjoyed a great rise in the Russia topflight.

4. Sor Yira Collins (Slavia Prague, Russia)
The former U20 center forward since teaming up with Czech republic side, Slavia Prague, has been a menace to Czech topflight league defenders.

Sor exciting pace and eye for goals makes him exceptional.

5. Adeleke Akinyemi (Laçi, Albania)
Since arriving in the Albania Kategoria Superiore league, Akinyemi has continued his impressive goal scoring form for his new side.

The Nigerian international ranks amongst one of the dreaded strikers in the Albania Kategoria Superiore league.

6. Samuel Nnoshiri (Real Oviedo Vetusta, Spain)
The Nigerian international who plies his trade in Spain is no doubt for the future. The left footed midfielder has been outstanding and has two goals to his name in his new side.

7 Bruno Sopuruchukwu (CD Feriense, Portugal)
The energetic utility playmaker is one play needed in the Nigeria Senior National team. Bruno ability to play in more than one position makes him a huge assest.

8. Igoh Ogbu (Lillestrom Norway)
The Norwegian based defender has been consistent for two seasons with Lillestrom, a top-flight team in the Norway.

9. Opara Onyebuchi (Oulu, Finland)
The free scoring right full back who ended the Finnish season with four goals is riped to represent the Super Eagles team, his performances from his days in Latvia and Finland has proven.

10. Ebenezer Okezie (Zimbru Chisinu, Moldova)
The left full back has taken the Moldova top-flight league by storm and already has 3 goals and Counting in the current season. Okezie is one player who can comfortably give the much needed stability in the left back position in the Super Eagles team.

11. Iwu Ugochukwu (Urartu Yerevan, Armenia)
The Nigerian international who plays from the midfield position seems to be the missing link in the Nigeria Super Eagles team.

Ugochukwu who has been outstanding in the Armenia topflight league deceives recognition.

12. Samson Tijani (Salzburg, Austria)
The former Nigeria U17 Star progression to stardom has been on a steady rise as he has gone ahead to mark a debut in the UEFA Champions League with his Austrian based giants.

13. Friday Etim (Vizela, Portugal)
The leading highest goal scorer in the Portuguese U23 league ranks amongst exciting Nigerian Stars making waves in Europe

15. Uche Sabastine (Östersunds FK, Sweden)
The bulky striker who has been handful for his new employees ranks amongst the Nigeria Senior National team future striking force option

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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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