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UEFA Europa Review: General Performance Of 14 Nigerian Stars



After completing the qualifying series, the prestigious UEL and UCL came underway yesterday with over (31) games in the offing across the two competitions.

In all (31) games played across the UEL and UCL, Nigerian stars weren’t left out as they turned up with their various clubside marking a ecent performance in the fixture.

Below is a report how Nigerian players performed alongside their clubside.

Igoh Ogbu (Slavia Prague, Czech Republic)
Igoh started off his campaign in the Europa League on a high as he contributed a goal and ensured a clean sheet as Slavia Prague escaped Geneva with all maximum points at stake.

Muhamed Tijani (Slavia Prague, Czech Republic)
The lanky forward was a second half substitute as he came in to create chances and space for his team to play.

Boluwatife Ogungbayi (Slavia Prague, Czech Republic)
The Nigerian youngster was an unused substitute as he gave morale support from the bench to help his side win.

Victor Boniface (Bayern Leverkusen, Germany)
As expected Boniface fired a goal and recorded an assist in Bayern Leverkusen 4-0 home win over Swedish side, BK Hacken.

David Ankeye (Sheriff Tiraspol, Moldova)
The Sheriff Tiraspol Nigerian import marked a remarkable debut in the UEL as he led the team attack against Italian giants, AS Roma.

Ademola Peter (Sheriff Tiraspol, Moldova)
Ademola who played all 90mins ran the show in the middle of the park and was outstanding regardless the team loss.

Ademola Lookman (Atalanta, Italy)
Lookman was on parade for Atalanta as his side claimed a 2-0 win over Polish side Rakow.

Cyriel Dessers (Rangers, Scotland)
Dessers who came from the bench fired blank as Rangers recorded a slim win over Spainish side, Real Betis.

Victor Olatunji (Sparta Prague, Czech Republic)
The gangling forward recorded an assist to help Sparta Prague in beating Greek side Aris 3-2.

Sunday Adetunji ( Cukaricki, Serbia)
The Nigerian star who fired winning goal for Cukaricki at the weekend was outstanding regardless firing blank in Cukaricki disappointing loss away from home.

Tolu Arokodare (Genk, Belgium)
The towering forward was a second half substitute in KRC Genk disappointing share of spoils at home against Fiorentina.

Troost Ekong (POAK, Greece)
Troost Ekong lasted for all minutes in POAK dramatic win over Finnish side HJk.

Jordan Torunarigha (Gent, Belgium)
The Nigerian defender lasted for all 90mins as Gent stole a point against Zorya .

Rafiu Durosinmi (Plezen, Czech Republic)
The in-form played out some minuets, was outstanding regardless not scoring.

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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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