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Tijani Stars In RB Salzburg First Team Debut

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Former Nigeria U17 Midfielder, Samson Okikiola Tijani, was the cynosure of all eyes in his first ever first team feature with Austrian based giant’s, FC Red Bull Salzburg,

Ahead of the Austrian league resumption, Austrian giant’s,FC Red Bull Salzburg, squared up against, Amstetten FC, in one of the club friendlies fixtures played yesterday.

Four goals from Slovenian and FC Red Bull Salzburg striker, Benjamin Sesko, Kjaergaard and Capaldo were all the ‘Big Boys’ needed to cruise on a (6-0) emphatic win.

Nigerian Youngster, Samson Okikiola Tijani, who came on in the second half for his first ever feature for the, FC Red Bull Salzburg, first team was a menace for the opponent’s upon introduction into the foray.

The 45mins spent by the Nigerian international on the pitch was absolute breath taking as he expertly piloted the affairs in the middle of the park, stringing passes into pocket spaces which left the spectators in awe.

Born on 17 May 2002, highly rated youngster, Samson Okikiola Tijani, after an outstanding performance with the Nigeria U17 topped the radar of top European Clubsides.

After much speculations, Samson Okikiola Tijani, later teamed up with Austrian topflight league outfit,FC Red Bull Salzburg, from his Nigerian based Academy side.

On 14 August, Tijani was loaned out to Hartberg for the season.He made his competitive debut for the club on 30 August against Dornbirner in the Austrian Cup. He started and played the full match as Hartberg won (7–0).

Following his exploits in the Austrian league, Samson Okikiola Tijani, was handed an invite to the Nigeria Super Eagles and went ahead make his debut with the senior Nigeria national team in a friendly 1-0 loss to Algeria on 9 October 2020

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Joshua Akpudje: Rock-Solid Nigeria Defender Listed In Erovnuli Liga TOTW

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Highly rated Nigerian defender, Joshua Akpudje, has been listed in the Erovnuli Liga Team Of The Week following his stellar performance in FC Dinamo Tbilisi 2-0 home win over Samgurali.

Akpudje and his FC Dinamo Tbilisi side squared up against Samgurali in its first Matchday of the season hoping to start on the front foot with a victory when the two sides lock horns at the Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena.

The keenly contested fixture had the host, FC Dinamo Tbilisi opening scoring at the 10th minute and doubled its lead at the 32nd second goal to end the first half infront and all maximum points at full time.

Rock-solid Nigerian defender, Joshua Akpudje, who lasted for all 90mins in the fixture was a beauty to watch as he marshaled the team backline expertly to ensure a win with a clean-sheet.

Joining FC Dinamo Tbilisi, Joshua Akpudje heartwarming display in the fixture against Samgurali earned him a place in the team of the week alongside other players who were outstanding with their various clubs.

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Weekend Review: Nine (9) Nigerian Stars Who Found Back Of Net

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Actions resumed over the weekend across many leagues as teams continue their quest for domestic and continental glory in various Matchdays.

In over a thousand games played across top leagues at the weekend, Nigerian players were outstanding with their various clubsides and here are (9) Nigerian stars who found back of the net at the weekend.

1. Chidera Ejuke (Royal Antwerp, Belgium)

The Nigerian ‘magician’ was in his usual element as he scored and bagged assists to help Royal Antwerp clinch a 3-0 win.

2. Rasheed Sodiq (Rabotinick, Macedonia)

The Nigerian defender came through with a goal to help Rabotnicki Skopje secure a win at home.

3. Terem Moffi (OG Nice, France)

The Nigeria Super Eagles star scored his side only goal in their 2-1 defeat to Tolouse.

4. Boluwatife Ogungbayi (Slavia Praha, Czech Republic)

The highly rated forward fired in a brace to help Slavia Prague B clinch a 3-0 against Admira Prague.

5. Ahmed Abdullahi (Genk, Belgium)

Red-hot Ahmed Abdullahi in his scoring element scored twice to help Jong Genk down Royal Antwerp B at home.

6. Aliyu Ibrahim (Houston Dynamo, USA)

The Nigerian winger opened his goal account in the new season regardless his side 2-1 lose.

7. Effiong Nsungusi (FC Neftchi Fergana, Uzbekistan)

Nsungusi started off life with, FC Neftchi Fergana, on the front foot as he fired a brace to inspire the team win.

8. Olakunle Olusegun (FC Krasnodar, Russia)

The Nigerian striker opened scoring for his side to earn the team a point in their 1-1 stalemate.

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News: Super Eagles Captain Ahmed Musa terminates contract with Turkish top club Sivasspor

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Ahmed Musa Parts Ways with Sivasspor FC by Mutual Consent

In a surprising turn of events, Nigerian international Ahmed Musa has ended his stint with Turkish giants Sivasspor FC. Both parties reached a mutual agreement to terminate the player’s contract, which was announced earlier last week.

Ahmed Musa, who’s known for his blistering pace and attacking prowess, joined Sivasspor with high expectations. He was deemed a significant addition to the team’s offensive line, with hopes that his experience at the top level would provide an edge in competition. His journey at Sivasspor, however, has come to an early conclusion.

The reason behind the termination was laid out to be unpaid wages over a period of 6 months. We gathered that 3 other players have terminated their contract with the same club as a result of unpaid salaries.

Throughout Musa’s time at Sivasspor, he showcased moments of the quality he is known for. Fans of the club and the player hoped that he would be the x-factor in the team’s bid for domestic and European glory. Although his tenure at the club was brief, Musa’s professionalism and dedication to the sport remained evident in each match he played.

With free agency upon him, the future is bright for the Nigerian star. Clubs around the world will undoubtedly be interested in acquiring a player of Musa’s caliber, with his expertise on the field and experience in international competitions. It will be exciting to see where his next journey takes him.

This development marks yet another twist in the career of one of Nigeria’s most celebrated footballers. Ahmed Musa will remain a notable figure in the football world, and all eyes will be on him as he looks to write the next chapter in his illustrious career.

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