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Sunday Preview: 13 Nigerian Stars To Look Out For

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After a tough and exciting Matchdays yesterday across top European leagues, teams would continue their quest for domestic glory.

In this piece, we would take a look at Nigerian internationals to look at for who are most likely to line up with their teams when in one of the (1213) fixtures slated for today across top leagues.

1. Alex Iwobi (Everton, England)
The Nigerian international and his side will continue their quest for survival as they face, Leicester City today.

2. Ademola Lookman X Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England)
The Nigerian duo will look forward to make up for missing out in the finals of the Europa league when they face, Everton.

3. Teremi Moffi X Innocent Bonke (Lorient, France)
The French based Nigerian international would look forward to help their side gain maximum points at home when they face, Marseille.

4. Samuel Chukwueze (Villareal, Spain)
‘Samu’ will hope to continue his impressive goal scoring form in aiding his side get a win when they face, Sevilla at home.

5. Olawale Onanuga X Henry Okebugwu (Kastrioti, Albania)
The Nigerian duo will hope to help their side overpower Laci FC when they take the side later today.

6. Iwu Ugochukvu (Urartu, Armenia)
The Nigerian international will look forward to be crowned Aremnian cup champion when they trade tackles with Noravank Sport Club.

7 Julius Ufuoma X Moses Candidus X Tenton Yenne (Noravank Sport Club, Armenia)
The Nigeria trio would hope to be crowned Champions of the Aremnian cup when they face, Urartu FC .

8. Yira Sor X Peter Olayinka (Slavia Prague, Czech Republic)
The Nigerian duo will hope to aid their side a win when they face, Slovacko at home.

9. Uzochukwu Henry (Kups, Finland)
The Nigerian international will hope to inspire his side to continue it’s unbeaten run when they face Mariehamm at away.

10. Igoh Ogbu X Adams Akor (Lillestrom, Norway)
The Nigerian international duo will hope to inspire their side to a win away from home when they face, Bodo/Glimt at away.

11. Boniface Victor (Bodo/Glimt, Norway)
The Nigerian international and his club will come upon his fellow compatriot when they face, Lillestrom at home.

12. Olakunle Olusegun (FC Krasnodar, Russia)
The Nigerian international who has been in a terrific form will hope to double his efforts when his side face, Arsenal Tula at away.

13. Olisah Ndah (Orlando Pirates, South Africa)
The Nigerian rock solid defender will hope to keep a clean sheet when his side play visitors to Royal AM.

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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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