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Nigerians Abroad: Top 5 Super Eagles’ Eligible Midfielders

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The season under review across top European and Scandinavia leagues was absolutely breathtaking following the surprising results and goals scored by players from different countries.

Amongst all the exciting and mind-blowing witnessed in the season under review, Nigerian eligible stars weren’t left out as they carved a niche for themselves with back to back scillinating performances for their various clubs.

In this piece, we would take a look at (5) Unheralded Nigerian stars who has been exceptional with their various clubsides.

1. Kingsley Bobby Sokari (Pharco FC, Egypt)
The former U23 Ace is no new name to many Nigerians as the former Enyimba Int’l Midfielder made his mark before leaving the local Scene.

After teaming up with Egyptian topflight league giants, Pharco FC from Tunisian side Club Sportif Sfaxien, Sokari has established his presence in the heart of Pharco FC midfielder.

The exceptional midfielder who had played for the Nigeria U-20, U23 and Super Eagles has been handful for his side with many 90mins of action under his belt.

2. Gavi Thompson ( FC Hegelmann, Lithuania)
The former Nigeria junior international has got tongues wagging with outstanding displays in the Lithuanian topflight league.

The goal scoring Midfielder has been ever present in the FC Hegelmann team with back to back scillinating performance.

3. Raphael Onyedika (Midtjylland, Denmark)
Raphael Onyedika Nwadike ranks as one of the Unheralded Nigerian Eligible Stars who deserves a place in the Super Eagles team.

The Danish Landspokal Cup exceptional qualities cannot been over emphasized as he has gone ahead to turn a cult hero in Midtjylland.

4. Ugochukwu Iwu (Urartu, Armenia)
The Nigerian international ranks amongst Nigerian midfielders with highest number of goals across European and Scandinavia leagues.

The Workaholic midfielder is no doubt has been the brain behind the excellent form enjoyed by his side in the just concluded Season.

5. Ishaq Abdulrazak (Norrkoping, Sweden)
‘Golden Boy’ is no doubt a talented midfielder and the future of the Nigeria Super Eagles team.

The Sensational youngster through hardwork has risen to command starting shirt with 90mins actions in the stars studded Norrkoping team.

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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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