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Wednesday Review: Nigerian Stars General Performances

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It was an exciting Monday night football for Nigerian internationals and eligible players plying their trade outside the shores of the country as many inspired their sides to big win against European and Scandinavia leagues.

In this piece, we would take a look at the general performances of Nigerian Stars with their various clubsides.

1. Kelechi Iheanacho X Ademola Lookman (Leicester City, England)
The Nigerian Super Eagles duo were on parade in Leicester City 1-1 Draw against, Everton.

2. Alex Iwobi (Everton, England)
The Nigerian Super Eagles midfielder played a role to avert his side looming defeat against Leicester City at home.

3. Innocent Bonke X Terem Moffi (Lorient, France)
The Nigerian duo played a role to help Lorient steal a slim win against, Metz.

4. Moses Simon (Nantes, France)
The Ever present Moses Simon was listed in his side disappointing (3-2) loss against Marsille.

5. Isaac Success (Udinese Calcio, Italy)
The red hot Nigerian international came off the bench in his side (1-0) loss against Salernitana.

6. Abiodun Ogunniyi (Spartak Jurmala, Latvia)
The Nigerian international and his side recorded another loss on the road as they were beaten on (2-0) scoreline against, Metta/U.

7. Abdulrazak Ishaq X Ekpolo (Norrkoping IF, Sweden)
The Nigerian duo who has handful for their side were involved in their side (1-1) stalemate against, Hacken.

8. Ugochukwu Iwu (Urartu Yerevan, Armenia)
The Nigerian international scored his 4th goal of the season in his side (3-2) loss against Noravank Sport Club.

9. Ufoma David (Noravank Sport Club, Armenia)
The petit midfielder recorded an assist to help his side get a win against, Urartu Yerevan.

10. Chukwudi Igbokwe (Gent, Belgium)
The Unheralded Nigerian star had a goal to his name in Gent U21 defeat to Genk U21.

11. Rafiu Durosinmi (MFK Karviná, Czech Republic)
The Nigerian international was the messiah for his Side as his winning goal earned his side maximum points at full time.

12. Peter Olayinka (Slavia Prague, Czech Republic)
The Nigerian international was on target in Slavia Prague (3-0) win against Zlin.

13. Anderson Esiti (Ferencvárosi TC, Hungary)
The Nigerian international played out all 90minss in his side (1-4) win against Gyor.

14. Yusuf Bamidele X Kazeem Bolaji (Spartak Tranava, Slovakia)
The Nigerian internationals played a part in their side win with Bamidele on the scoresheet.

15. Silas Nwankwo (Mjallby, Sweden)
The former Nigeria highest goal scorer opened his goal account in his side (3-0) win against Sirius.

15. Aaron Samuel (Büyükşehir Belediye Erzurumspor, Turkey)
The left footed wizard came through with an equalizer to avert his side looming defeat.

16. Francis Ezeh (Tuzlaspor, Turkey)
The Nigerian international added to his goal tally to help his side cart away point against, Erzurumspor.

17. Odion Jude Ighalo (Al-Hilal, Saudi Arabia)
The Nigerian international recorded a brace in Al-Hilal big win



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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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