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Nigerians Abroad: Eleven (11) Top Ranking Nigeria Strikers



In the current season across European, Asia and Scandevian league, Nigerian stars has continued to make a mark in their various leagues.

These players has continued to showcase top goal scoring prowess and top ability to deliver assist in helping their team win matches.

Nigerian journalist, Nwosu’Chygoz’Chigozie, in this piece lists out Nigerian players who has been in top goal scoring form for their various Clubsides.

1. Victor Boniface (Bayern 04 Leverkusen, Germany)
Unstoppable Boniface Victor has maintained his goal scoring form in the colours of German Bundesliga outfit, Bayern 04 Leverkusen.

The sleeky striker who has been in top form has seven (7) goals and five (5) assists to his name after Matchday 10 in the German Bundesliga.

2. Akor Adams (Montpellier Hérault, France)
The former Nigeria Under-20 star has continued to prove his worth after joining French Ligue 1 side, Montpellier from Norwegian league side, Lillestrom.

The Montpellier Hérault Sport Club new boy after Matchday (11) has seven (7) goals to his name.

3. Kingsley Eduwo (Club Africain, Tunisia)
A golden fish has no hiding place, Eduwo has continued to bang in the goals to help Tunis based side, Club Africain, maintain a decent run of form.

After Matchday (7) Club Africain Nigeria import, Eduwo has four (4) league goals to his name.

4. Yusuf Otubanjo (Pyunik Yerevan, Armenia)
The highly experienced forward has continually proved to be an integral squad member of stars studded Pyunik Yerevan team.

After Matchday (16) in the Armenian top-flight league, Otubanjo has (10) goals to his name.

5. Yenne Tenton (Ararat-Armenia, Armenia)
The dashing Wing-wizard is no doubt one of Armenia top-flight league best player in the current season.

After Matchday (15) in the Armenian top-flight league, Yenne Tenton has (8) goals to his name.

6. Jonathan Okoronkwo (Arsenal Tula, Russia)
The former FDC Vista graduate has found his rythm after joining Arsenal Tula on loan from FC Krasnodar.

The red-hot forward after Matchday 17 in the Russian FNL league has (10) goals to his name.

7. Ikechukwu Ngwoke (Semen Padang F.C, Indonesia)
The high travelled and experienced forward has kept on banging to the goals in the Indonesia Ligue 2.

After Matchday (7), the Nigeria forward has (8) goals to his name.

8. Gift Orban (Gent, Belgium)
Regardless not having enough playing time in recent matches, Orban has continually distinguished himself with his goal scoring prowess.

As a substitute, the Nigeria forward has scored in (2) consecutive games for his team.

9. David Ankeye (Sheriff Tiraspol, Moldova)
Unarguably one of Nigeria most in-form strikers abroad, Ankeye has continued to prove his worth with his clinical finishing ability.

In his maiden season, the Nigeria forward has (4) goals to his name after Matchday 11 in the Moldovan league

10. Kelechi Iheanacho (LEICESTER, England)

Iheanacho has been the man behind the good run of Leicester City team. Has continually scored in virtually every game, Iheanacho has (5) goals to his name after Matchday 15 in the English Championship

11. Samuel Kalu (Lausanne, Switzerland)

The Nigeria Winger has been in terrific form since joining Swiss based side, Lausanne Ouchy on loan from Watford.

The pacey has went ahead to clinch handsful of goals and assists.

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Ebere Osinachi’s Goal Rescues Point For Plaza Colonia



Nigeria international, Osinachi Ebere, continued with his impressive goal scoring form in the Uruguayan Primera Division as he came through with his 5th goal of the season to earn Plaza Colonia a point away to Club Atlético Cerro.

The Nigerian forward has continued to distinguished himself in the Uruguayan league as he always end the seasons on a high with double digit goals under his belt.

Inconsistent Club Atlético Cerro were faced with an uphill task on Matchday 14 haven been drawn to trade tackles with Plaza Colonia at home as they continue their quest for a change in fortune.

Just like Club Atlético Cerro, Plaza Colonia approached its Matchday 14 fixture against Club Atlético Cerro hoping to bounce back to winning ways after been beaten by Racing Montevideo on Matchday 13.

First half of the game had the host, Club Atlético Cerro, opening scoring at the 12th minute, a goal which was enough to earn the team lead at half time.

On return for the second half, Plaza Colonia showed off determinations to earn a spot kick, a spot kick which was calmly converted by its Nigerian import, Osinachi Ebere at the 57th minute.

At full time, it turned a share of spoils as Osinachi Ebere strike ensured Plaza Colonia returning home with a point in the kitty.

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Club Brugge ‘target £2m rated Sheriff Tiraspol striker David Ankeye’ in January With Beşiktaş in the race for the rising Nigeria star



Belgian topflight league giants, Club Brugge and Turkish elite league side, Beşiktaş J.K, have reportedly entered the race to sign Sheriff Tiraspol David Ankeye after identifying the youngster as a top target in the January transfer window.

The sensational striker has scored five goals for Plzen this season, with an assist and a goal in the UEFA Europa League.

Technically adept, the Nigerian has been impressing with his performances, showcasing his skill, athleticism, and a variety of finishes.

Club Brugge and Besiktas are among those to have scouted the 21-year-old striker, with Nigeria Journalist , Nwosu CHIGOZIE, reporting that the club have held talks with Tiraspol over a possible deal.

With a proposed £1.5million Euros on ground, the two clubs are many other top clubsides are scrambling for the highly rated Nigerian forward who has been in top form since joining Moldovan topflight league giants, Sheriff Tiraspol

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Enyimba’s Daniel Daga Makes History As He Becomes Youngest Player To Play In African Football League



Enyimba International and Nigeria Flying Eagles star, Daga Daniel, became the youngest player to ever appear in the African Football League after appearing in Enyimba’s double header fixture against Morrocan giants, Wydad Casablanca.

Aged just 16 years, 9 months and 12days, Daga thus list as the first ever youngster to play in the Africa Football League maiden edition .

Joining Nigeria most successful clubside, Enyimba International on loan from FC One Rocket, Daga he continually showed off class been involved in all Enyimba games so far in the Nigeria topflight league.

In the African Football League, the highly rated youngster stood out as one of the best players in the maiden edition of the tourney with outstanding displays in Nigeria and in Morocco against Wydad Casablanca.

Born January, 2007, Daga was in a football academy at Carabana FC. Daga’s had a breakthrough with the F.C. One Rocket first team in early 2022, competing in the Nigeria National League.

That same year Daga then moved to play for Dakkada F.C. in the Nigeria Professional Football League.[3] He joined Enyimba F.C. in September 2023.

Daniel Daga made his Nigeria Premier Football League debut on the 8th of October 2023, playing 87 minutes against Gombe United. Enyimba lost the game 2-0.

Daga won the first Infinix Man of the Match award from Enyimba against Kwara United on the 5th of November. He recorded 11 ball recoveries, had 1 big chance created, had 10 successful tackles, won 8 aerial duels, won 7 interceptions and had a 90% pass Accuracy.

Daga was man of the match in three of the Nigeria national under-20 football team’s qualifying matches for the 2023 U20 AFCON tournament.

Daga played the opening game of the AFCON U20 tournament against Senegal in February 2023. However, a knee injury sustained in the match ruled him out of the tournament.

In May 2023 he was the youngest player selected in the Nigeria squad for the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup. He started all Nigeria’s games until they were knocked out of the tournament at the quarter-finals to South Korea U-20. He received praise for his performances at the tournament.

His performance in a victory of Italy U-20at the tournament led to him being labelled a “star in the making”.

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