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Sunday Stephen: Nigeria Centre-Forward Eulogized Bosnia and Herzegovina Based Clubside



Nigerian forward Stephen Chinedu has poured eulogized Bosnia and Hezgo outfit, Nogometni klub Široki Brijeg, for their high level of professionalism as he enjoys every bit of life in the club and in the city.

Speak with MeridianSportBH, the Nigerian forward relished life in Nigeria as well as life playing in Albania as well as in Croatia.

“I was born and raised in Kano, Nigeria. Like many African boys, football was something he did every day. I started playing it from a very young age, and that too on the street. At that time, I remember well, we didn’t have any special equipment or grass fields, but that’s why we had passion and love for football”

“I remember very well that I went to watch a football match on television with my father and that I saw Ronaldinho, who was then playing in Barcelona. I was simply fascinated with him and knew then that I wanted to play professional football”.

“When I came to Croatia for the first time, I was delighted and I felt that I had succeeded in something impossible, because leaving Africa and coming to play football in Europe is not at all easy” – said Steven and continued :

“Coming to Neretvanac was a great opportunity for me, they accepted me in a way that I could never have dreamed would happen in Europe. Personally, Neretvanac and Opuzen will be two indelible memories for me because they made me feel at home even though I was extremely far away from it. They also helped me to settle down and gave me the opportunity to show my talent”.

“Hajduk was the biggest step in my career because I signed my first professional contract with him. That’s where I learned the most, improved my skills and started building a professional career. Of course, there were many challenges with that, but I am also grateful for them because I learned a lot from them, not only about football, but about life in general and about myself. I became stronger, wiser and overall a better player and person”

“Simply, Hajduk is a team with the best fans and that’s something I’ve never seen in my life. As for Split, it is a beautiful city and life there was very peaceful. However, it is the place where I met my wife and where my child was born, and it will always have a special place in my heart”.

“I love my life in Široki, my family and I have adapted very well and we enjoy it here. The club is at the top level from the management, professional staff and the players themselves. There is a great atmosphere in the dressing room and I firmly believe that a club like Široki Brijeg can compete in Europe next season. We have a young and modern coach who leads us in an excellent direction”.

The gangling forward has been handful for Nogometni klub Široki Brijeg as he has always turn up with goals and assist when needed most.

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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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