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Thirteen (13) Nigerian Stars Who Scored At The Weeeknd

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Nigeria born and eligible players were on a fine form at the Weeknd under review as they cruised to victory with their various clubs, bagging goals and assists.

Below are the Nigeria stars who were fortunate to find back of the net at the weekend across Europe.

1. Dennis Bonaventure (Watford, England)
The Nigerian Super Eagles winger was on a fine form at the weekend. Bonaventure bagged a goal and assist to help his English Premier league outfit, Watford, claim as hard fought victory against, Manchester United.

2. Henry Offia (Trelleborg, Sweden)
Former Nigeria U20 star, Henry Offia, was on the score sheet as his goal helped his Swedish Superettan campaigners, Trelleborg, to salvage a point at the weekend.

3. Ndifreke Effiong (Ah Ahly Bengahazi, Libya)
The Nigeria Dream team striker opened his goal account in the new Libyan top-flight league season which kicked off at the weekend.

The former Akwa United striker propelled his side to a big win away from home on Matchday 1.

4. Taiwo Awoniyi (Union Berlin, Germany)
The Super Eagles striker increased his goal tally in the Current German Bundesliga current season as his goal propelled his side to a Derby win against City Rivals, Hertha Berlin.

5. Ezekiel Henty (Slovan Bratislava, Slovakia)
The lethal goal poacher scored his Ninth (9) goal of the season to help his side claim a big win away from home against, MFK Zemplín Michalovce.

6. Peter Olayinka (Slavia Prague, Czech Republic)
The Super Eagles striker was on target as his Czech Republic based outfit, Slavia Prague condemned, Jablonec to a defeat on Sunday afternoon in the Czech Republic topflight league.

7. Godwin Chika Okwara (FK Mash’al Mubarek, Uzbekistan)
Godwin was the hero for his Uzbekistan side. The striker came off the bench to net a brace, a goal which propelled his side to a big home win.

8. Stanley Dimgba (Stellenbosch, South Africa)
The former Enyimba winger was on target as his side were held to a (2-2) draw at home against,Amazulu.

9.David Okereke (Venzia, Italy)
The former Nigeria junior international was on target as his only goal led his side to a big win away from home against, Bologna.

11. Ibrahim Aliyu (NK Lokomotiva Zagreb, Crotia)
Former Nigerian U23 striker, Ibrahim Aliyu, bagged his goal number three (3) of the current Crotian top-flight league to help his side, NK Lokomotiva Zagreb, salvage a point against, Gorica.

12. Edafe Egbedi (Österlen FF, Sweden)
28-years-old Nigerian born striker, Edafe Egbedi, scored his Tenth (10) goal of the season to help his Swedish Sodra campaigners, Österlen FF, salvage a point against, IFK Malmo.

13. Wale Musa Alli (SKU Amstetten, Austria)
Nigeria born and eligible midfielder, Wale Musa Alli, came off the bench to add to his goal tally in his Austrian based outfit, SKU Amstetten, seven (7) goals thriller win against SK Rapid Vienna.

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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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