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20 Nigerian Footballers Who Won Titles In 2023/2024 Season

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Across various European countries, Nigerians stood up to be counted as they helped their team to league triumphs and cup titles

While some came so close in major European finals and lost by fine margins, others had the stroke of luck to power their fortunes as they made history.

Here is a list of Nigerian players who tasted glory with their clubs in Europe in the 2023–24 season.

1. Sunday Adetunji (NK Celje, Slovenia)

In his first year stint in the Slovenia top flight league, Adetunji brought his ‘Goodluck Charm’ to the NK Celje team which help the team emerge champions of the Slovenia League.

2. Nathan Tella (Bayern Leverkusen, Germany)

Nathan Tella who played a crucial role in the exciting season enjoyed by Bayern Leverkusen in the Bundesliga won a double with the Leverkusen team, the league title as well as the German domestic cup.

3. Victor Boniface (Bayern Leverkusen, Germany)

In his first stint in the colours of Bayern Leverkusen, Victor Boniface turned up with his winning form as he goal contribution helped Leverkusen emerge Bundeliga champions with an ‘invincible’ run as well as the German DFKB Cup champions.

4. Victor Boluwatife (Slavia Praha B, Czech Republic)

The Nigerian youngster enjoyed a swell 2023/2024 season playing for Slavia Prague B team as well as the main team.

With double digit goals to his name, Boluwatife’s effect aided Slavia Prague B in emerging Czech Republic CFL Champions.

5. Olisah Ndah (Orlando Pirate, South Africa)

The towering Nigerian defender alongside his Orlando Pirate team defended their Nedbank Cup title to emerge back to back champions of the prestigious South Africa Nedbank Cup.

6. Onyedika Raphael (Club Brugge, Belgium)

In his breakthrough season, Super Eagles midfielder remained ever present in the middle of the park for Club Brugge with back to back 90mins of actions to his name.

The Nigerian star iced his 2023/2024 season winning league title with Club Brugge.

7. Yusuf Otubanjo (Pyunik Yerevan, Armenia)

As usual, Otubanjo ended the 2023/2024 Armenia topflight league season with double digit goals, goals which played key role to the emergence of Pyunik Yerevan.

8. Peter Olayinka (Red Star Belgrade, Serbia)

The Nigeria international was pivotal to the good run of form and season enjoyed by Red Star Belgrade in the 2023/2024 season. In his first season, Olayinka helped his side copped two trophies. The League as well as the league cup.

9. Williams Troost-Ekong (POAK, Greece)

The Nigerian Super Eagles skipper crowned his outstanding 2023/2024 season on a high, wining the Greek topflight league with POAK.

10. Olatunji Victor (Sparta Prague, Czech Republic)

An outstanding season it turned out for lethal forward, Victor Olatunji, in the colours of Czech Republic giants, Sparta Prague.

The Nigerian striker ended the seasons winning the Fortuna:Liga title and the MOL Cup.

11. Hogan Ukpai (Struga, Macedonia)

Hogan and his Struga team defended their title win justly as the emerged the league champion for the second time in a row.

12. Emmanuel Umeh (Botev Plovdiv, Bulgaria)

The sensationAl Nigeria Under-20 star turned the face of Botev Plovdiv in their sojourn in the 2023/2024 season.

Scoring a goal in the semi finals and in the finals, the Nigerian star marked his outstanding season with a trophy as Botev Plovdiv emerged Bulgarian cup champions.

13. Samuel Akere (Botev Plovdiv, Bulgaria)

Just like Emmanuel Umeh, Akere was pivotal and handful for Botev Plovdiv in the 2023/2024 season. A good form which he pulled through as Botev Plovdiv emerged Bulgaria Cup champions.

14. Mboma Victor (APS, Rwanda)

The Nigeria goal king lighted up the Rwandan Topflight league in the season under review as his double digit goals was enough to land APR the Rwandan league.

15. Samson Bolaji (Lincoln Red Imps FC, Gibraltar)

Samson Bolaji turned out ever present in the stars Lincoln Red Imps FC team. Influential to the double laurel enjoyed by team as the bagged the League and Cup trophies.

16. Bobby Clement (Elbasani, Albania)

The Nigerian forward was handful for Elbasani as his crucial goal and assists were enough to earn the team promotion into the Albania first league and as well as Champions of Albania first league.

17. Kenneth Mamah (Göztepe S.K, Turkey)

The Nigerian forward was inspirational for Turkish based side Göztepe S.K. Mamah came through with the cops which landed the team back into the Superliga.

18. Oyebanjo Quadri (Hyde United, England)

An epic season it was for young Nigerian star, Quadri Oyebanjo. The Nigerian forward played a key role which landed Hyde United the prestigious County Cup after decades.

19. Oluwashola Elijah (Flamengo, Brazil)

The electrifying Nigerian youngster enjoyed a swell season with Flamengo Under-20 as they emerged winner of the CONMEBOL Libertadores Under-20.

20. Ehije Success (Botev Plovdiv, Bulgaria)

The Nigerian youngster in his first season with Botev Plovdiv infused his name ‘Success’ into the team with his performance which earned the team the Bulgarian cup.

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Atuloma Emeka: Nigerian Midfielder Relishes Al Ettihad Experience

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Nigerian international, Emeka Atuloma has relished his experience playing with Bahraini based side, Al Ettihad Bahrain, in the just concluded Bahrain second division 2023/2024 season.

Holidaying in Nigeria, the utility player in a chat with Nigerian journalist, Nwosu ‘Chygoz’ Chigozie, bared his experience in the just concluded season playing for Al Ettihad.

“It was a sweet experience playing for a wonderful club like Al Ittihad, they club has one of the best fan base and they kept lending their support to their darling team althrough the season”

“The league is quiet demanding but never took me long to adopt as I have played in the country in the last two years so am used to the food and their weather”

“It was no doubt a remarkable season for me, had the most number of matches and equally helped the team always anytime defending the badge”

“Am looking forward to the next challenge which will be made public in the coming weeks” cheerful Atuloma concluded.

Known for his bullish nature in the middle of the park and his ability to play in more than one position, Atuloma remained handful and ever present in the stars studded Al Ittihad team.

The Nigerian midfielder has played in numerous leagues as he list Al-Shabab as his former clubside.

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‘You Don’t Buy Trust And Loyalty..’ Ighalo Pours Encomium on Super Agent Atta Aneke

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Nigeria International, Odion Ighalo, has poured Encomium on world acclaimed Nigerian-Norwegian Super Agent, Atta Aneke, following their link-up in Lagos State, Nigeria.

The Super Agent, Atta Aneke, currently in Nigeria for his players management group annual career transforming Scouting tourney alongside top Nigerian Agent, Paul Ojo Omamomo and Attai Udia visited the Al-Wehda talisman in his Multi-Million Mansion.

Paul Ojo Omama x Odion Ighalo x Udia Attai

Acknowledging and celebrating the Super Agent, Atta Aneke, who doubles as his manager, Odion Ighalo eulogized the big football agent for his big role in his illustrious career.

“Been working with my Agent @Playersagentoslo since I started my professional football career till date 2007-2024. You don’t buy trust and loyalty, you earn it. God bless you for everything” Ighalo wrote on his verified Instagram handle.

Just like Odion Ighalo, Super Agent Atta Aneke of Players Management Group has and playing key roles in the career up-shoot of most Nigerian talented footballers plying their trade across top European Leagues.

For Over two decades, top ranking Emefie Aneke Atta has been the face behind the rise and blossom of top Nigerian stars as his agency, Players Management Group, has brought to daylight juicy transfers.

According to trasnfermarket.com the Norwegian born Nigerian Super agent, Emefie Aneke Atta, Player Management Group controls a total of (90) players with (65) players plying their trade in topflight leagues in Europe, Asia and Scandinavia leagues.

Nigerian stars such as Igoh Ogbu,Samuel Adegbenro, Victor Boniface, Odion Ighalo, Chidera Ejuke,Daniel Chima Chukwu, Gift Orban, Fred Friday, Suleiman Abdullahi, Akor Adams, Abel Ogwuche, Peter Godly Michael, Chidera Ejuke, Like James Aaron Olanare, etc ranks amongst notable Nigerian stars under the Prestigious Players Management Group

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Luqman Gilmore Resume Pre-Season With FC Urartu

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Top ranking Nigerian midfielder, Luqman Gilmore, has resumed pre-season preparations with Armenian topflight league side, FC Urartu, after a decent 2023/2024 season.

The highly rated midfielder turned up with the rest of the squad with the rest of the team during the week under-review as the team begins earnest preparations for the upcoming coming 2024/2025 season.

Known for his goal scoring ability and his exceptional brilliance in the middle of the park, Luqman Gilmore who arrived at FC Urartu during the season under review from Latvian side, Liepaja, shone like a million stars in his first year with goals and assist to his name.

In the season in view, the goal scoring sensation has been highly tipped to be an integral squad member of the stars studded FC Urartu team as his goal scoring ability will come in handy for the team.

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