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Weekend Review: 13 Nigerian Stars Who Found Back Of Net

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After a week long international break, club football actions resumed across top European and Scandinavia leagues with many exciting results from a thousand and one games in the offing.

In this piece, we would take a look at Nigerian Stars who worked hard to have a goal to their names in the weekend under review.

1. Taiwo Awoniyi (Union Berlin, Germany)
The Nigerian Super Eagles striker solitary strike was enough to hand his side maximum points against, Koln.

2. Olarenwaju Kayode (Sivasspor, Turkey)
The Nigerian international continued his impressive goal scoring form in his side (2-2) stalemate.

3. Anthony Uzodinma ( Keçiörengücü, Turkey)
The Nigerian eligible striker continued proving his worth in the Turkish league with a brace to his name at the weekend.

4. Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England)
The Super Eagles talisman came through with his side only goal in their (1-1) draw against, Manchester United.

5. Philip Otele (FC UTA Arad, Romania)
The Nigerian international scored his second goal of the season as his side cruised to a (3-0) win on Sunday afternoon.

6 Akor Adams (Lillestrøm Sportsklubb, Norway)
The Lillestrøm new boy opened his goal account to aid his side to a (2-2) draw in his side first game of the season.

7. Funsho Bamgboye ( MOL Fehervar FC)
The little known Nigerian international was on target in his Hungarian side, MOL Fehervar, 8 goals thriller win.

8. Paul Onuachu (Genk, Belgium)
The Super Eagles striker continued his impressive goal scoring form in his side (5-0) win against, Eupen.

9. Aaron Samuel (Büyükşehir Belediye Erzurumspor, Turkey)
The former Dolphins striker had a hattrick to his name in his side (5-1) thrashing of Balikesirspor.

10. Friday Lucky ( TJ Rovinka, Slovakia)
The Nigerian international 77th minute goal helped his side to a share of spoils at home.

11. Anderson Esiti ( Ferencvárosi TC, Hungary)
The Nigerian international opened his goal account in the Hungarian topflight league in his side (2-2) draw against, Pukas Academy.

12. Hilary Gong (Haugesund, Norway)
The Nigerian international was on song in his side (3-1) disappointing loss Against, Sandefjord.

13. Ugochukwu Iwu (FC Urartu, Armenia)
The Nigerian international had a goal to his name in his side (3-0) win against, FC Van.

14. Chiche Okpala ( Buffles Borgou, Benin Republic)

The Nigerian international scored his 11th goal of the season in his side (3-0) win.

15. Terem Moffi (Lorient, France)

The Nigerian international scored his side only goal in their (5-1) thrashing against, PSG

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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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