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Samuel Chukwueze: Nigerian International Sets New Record With 200 Apperances For Villarreal

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Nigeria International, Samuel Chukwueze made his 200th appearance for Villarreal in their 4-2 dramatic win over Espanyol on Thursday thereby made history by becoming the youngest player to reach 200 appearances in all competitions for the Spanish club.

The Super Eagles international played full throttle as he played a key role to Villarreal big home win as they continue their quest for champions league football next campaign.

Since joining the club in 2018, Chukwueze has been an integral part of Villarreal’s success, scoring 37 goals in his 200 appearances and ranking in the club’s top 10 all-time goalscorers.

Chukwueze has played in various competitions, making 148 appearances in La Liga, 20 in the Europa League, 14 in the Copa del Rey, nine in the Champions League, and nine in the Conference League. He has been a consistent performer for Villarreal, displaying his versatility by playing in different positions across the midfield and attack.

Chukwueze’s contribution has been vital to Villarreal’s recent successes, and he played a significant role in the team’s Europa League triumph in 2021.

This season, he has been particularly effective, scoring 13 goals and providing 11 assists in all competitions.

Chukwueze’s performances have not gone unnoticed, as he has attracted interest from several top European clubs, including Real Madrid, Liverpool, Arsenal, Aston Villa, and Everton.

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Glory Ogbonna: Nigeria Defender Extends Beşiktaş Women’s Football Contract

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Nigeria Super Falcons defender , Glory Ogbonna, will continue her professional career with the Turkish side, Beşiktaş Women’s Football

Nigeria international Ogbonna Glory has signed a contract extension that will keep her at Beşiktaş Women’s Football for another one year 2024/2025 season.

On 3 February 2023, she was transferred to Beşiktaş JKand currently plays for Beşiktaş JK.

Glory is a versatile player. Although her main position is a left-back player, but she can also play as a right-back, a left-centre back, a right-centre back and a defensive midfielder. Glory can use both feet successfully.

There, she has been a key figure in the stars studded Beşiktaş Women’s Football side helping them stay afloat in the Turkish Women Super League with a good run of form.

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Ambrose Peter Pens Emotional Message To Újpest Ahead Aberdeen Move

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Nigerian forward, Peter Ambrose, has penned an emotional farewell message to Hungarian Football Club, Újpest Football Club, fans following his move to the Scottish Premier League with top giants, Aberdeen Football Club.

“I want to thank Újpest Football Club my teammates, the coaches and most especially the fans for making this year a happy and a memorable one for me, you will always have a room in my heart “ emotional Ambrose concluded.

Ambrose made his professional debut for Turkish side Balikesirspor in January 2022 and featured a further 11 times in his maiden season before a move to Ujpset that summer.

He was the Hungarian club’s top scorer last season with 10 goals in 27 starts and, according to Aberdeen, attracted interest from “several UK clubs” before opting for the Dons.

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Done Deal: Getafe Unveils Nigerian Midfielder Uche Chrisantus

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LaLiga club Getafe have announced the signing of Nigerian midfielder Uche Chrisantus.

According to Nigeria journalist, Nwosu ‘Chygoz’ Chigozie,

reports that Chrisantus joined Getafe from Spanish second tier club, AD Ceuta.

The 21-year-old penned a four-year contract with the Azulones.

“Getafe CF and AD Ceuta FC have reached an agreement for the transfer of Chrisantus Uche. The 21-year-old Nigerian footballer has signed with the club until June 30, 2028 and will spend the next four seasons in the blue and white jersey,” the club announced on their official website.

He will join Getafe’s first team for preseason training, where he will compete for a spot in the squad.

Ikechukwu Uche and Oghenekaro Etebo are the two other Nigerians, who have played for Getafe in the past.

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