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PREVIEW: Super Eagles Stars To Watch Out For This Weekend.

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As usual, league andd cup actions will be coming under way this weekend as teams strives for league glory whilst others strives to avoid relegation and it promises to be exciting with many fixtures in the offing.

Nigerian Super Eagles players and their teams will not be left out as they will look forward to continue their impressive forms with their various clubs.

Here is a preview of Super Eagles players to be on the watch out for this weekend.

1.Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England)
Iheanacho and his side English based clubside, Leicester City who were brilliant at the mid-week will be faced with an acid test when they square up against, Steven Gerrard tutored and rejuvenated Aston Villa side.

2.Frank Onyeka (Brentford, England)
The Super Eagles rock solid defensive midfielder is expected to be lining up with his side when they face Leeds United on Saturday afternoon.

3.Cyril Dessers (Feyenoord, Netherland)
Red hot, Cyril Dessers, who fired blank at the mid-week is expected to be on parade with his Dutch side on Sunday afternoon when they trade tackles with Sittard.

4.Calvin Bassey (Rangers, Scotland)
The Super Eagles left full back who was on parade for all 90mins at the midweek will be all out at the weekend to help his side when his Scottish team trades tackles with, Dundee FC, on Saturday afternoon.

5. Joe Aribo (Rangers, Scotland)
The Super Eagles midfielder who played for all 90mins at the mid-week against, Hibernian, is expected to be up for selection when his Scottish giants trade tackles Dundee FC on Saturday afternoon.

6.Kenneth Omeruo (Leganes, Spain)
The big centre back who featured for all 90mins in his side win at the mid-week in the cup game is expected to be up for selection when they faces, Girona..

7.Ndidi Wilfred (Leicester City)
Workaholic, Ndidi Wilfred, who returned with a banger at the midweek will look forward to play for Leicester City this weekend when they face Aston Villa.

8. Ola Aina (Torino, Italy)
The Super Eagles defender will look forward to bounce back to winning ways when his Italian Seria A based outfit, Torino, trade tackles with Cagliari on Monday night.

9.Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow, Russia)
The skilful winger will look forward to add to his goal count as they face, Samara, on Sunday evening

10. Ahmed Musa (Faith Karagumruk, Turkey)
The Nigeria Super Eagles skipper, Ahmed Musa and his Turkish based outfit will look forward to bounce back to winning ways in the league when they face, Giresunspor on Sunday.

11. Innocent Bonke (Malmo FF, Sweden)
The Super Eagles rock solid defensive midfielder and his side will be off duties this weekend in the Swedish Allsvenskan league.

12. Moses Simon (Nantes, France)
The French based Super Eagles winger who lost at the mid-week will strive to return to wining ways when they face Lorient on Sunday afternoon.

13. Samuel Kalu (Bordeaux, France)
The Nigerian Super Eagles winger and his French based team would also strive to improve its position on the log when they face Lyon.

14. Victor Osimhen (Napoli, Italy)
The Super Eagles talisman will be off duty owing to an injury but expected back to training next week.

15. Samuel Chukwueze (Villareal,Spain)
Chukwueze and his yellow Submarines will have their hands full when the host Sevilla at away on Saturday night.

16. Paul Onuachu (Genk, Belgium)
The big striker will strive to add to his goal tally when his Genk side face, KV Mechelen on Sunday afternoon.

17. Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, Netherlands)
The Nigerian Super Eagles goalkeeper who incurred a shoulder injury is speculated to be off this weekend in the Dutch Eredivisie matches.

18.Troost-Ekong (Watford, England)
Ekong and his side will be faced with an uphill task when they file out for a date with Manchester City on Saturday afternoon.

19. Dennis Emmanuel (Watford, England)
The red hot striker would be looking forward to increase his goal tally when his side faces, Manchester city on Saturday afternoon.

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

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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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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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