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Weekend Review: 13 Nigerian Stars Who Found Back Of The Net

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After participating in the UEFA Champions League, Europa League and Conference League actions resumed at the weekend with team shifting their focus back to its domestic league.

In almost a thousand league played across the weekend, Nigerian stars were impressive for their sides as they found back of the net and contributed assists.

1. Tolu Arokodare (Genk, Belgium )
The tallish center-forward contributed a goal as Genk fought hard to earn a point against Eupen on a 3-3 score line.

2. Victor Boniface (Bayern Leverkusen, Germany)
The Nigeria Super Eagles strike came through with another brace as Leverkusen claimed a home win over 1. FC Heidenheim 1846

3. Rafiu Durosinmi (Viktoria Plezen, Czech Republic)
The gangling forward scored yet another brace as Viktoria Plezen ran riot over Padubice.

4. Willaim Agada (Sporting Kansas, USA)
Agada came through with a goal in his birthday week to help Sporting Kansas in gaining a 2-1 win over Houston Dynamo.

5. Abdullahi Tanko (Banik Ostrava, Czech Republic)
Proflic forward, Tanko added to his goal tally as Banik Ostrava claimed a deserved home win over Zlin

6. Moses Simon (Nantes, France)
Simon once more regarded a goal, two goals in two consecutive games as Nantes claimed a win against Lorient

7. Offia Henry (Trelleborgs, Sweden)
The former Nigeria Under-20 ace scored a goal which was inspirational In Trelleborgs dramatic win over Utikens.

8. Abdullahi Shuaibu (Kapaz, Azerbaijan)
The Nigerian striker scored one of Kapaz goals in their 2-2 stalemate against Sabah.

9. Chinedu Stephen (NK Siroki Brijeg, Bosnia)
Chinedu was the hero for NK Siroki Brijeg as he solitary strike was all the team needed for a win over Sarajevo.

10. Peter Godly Michael (VPS, Finland)
In-form Peter Michael scored his 13th goal of the season to help VPS in winning Honka.

11. Stephen Odey (Randers FC, Denmark)
Odey scored Randers FC only goal as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to AGF.

12. Kehinde Fatai (ASC Oțelul Galați, Romania)
The experienced forward scored his first league goal of the new campaign in ASC Oțelul Galați 0-2 win over Craiova.

13. James Ajako (FUS Rabat, Morocco)
The left-back defender was the hero for FUS Rabat as his late minute goal saved the team a defeat against Algiers top-flight league giants in the CAF Confederation Cup

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Glory Ogbonna: Nigeria Defender Extends Beşiktaş Women’s Football Contract

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Nigeria Super Falcons defender , Glory Ogbonna, will continue her professional career with the Turkish side, Beşiktaş Women’s Football

Nigeria international Ogbonna Glory has signed a contract extension that will keep her at Beşiktaş Women’s Football for another one year 2024/2025 season.

On 3 February 2023, she was transferred to Beşiktaş JKand currently plays for Beşiktaş JK.

Glory is a versatile player. Although her main position is a left-back player, but she can also play as a right-back, a left-centre back, a right-centre back and a defensive midfielder. Glory can use both feet successfully.

There, she has been a key figure in the stars studded Beşiktaş Women’s Football side helping them stay afloat in the Turkish Women Super League with a good run of form.

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Ambrose Peter Pens Emotional Message To Újpest Ahead Aberdeen Move

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Nigerian forward, Peter Ambrose, has penned an emotional farewell message to Hungarian Football Club, Újpest Football Club, fans following his move to the Scottish Premier League with top giants, Aberdeen Football Club.

“I want to thank Újpest Football Club my teammates, the coaches and most especially the fans for making this year a happy and a memorable one for me, you will always have a room in my heart “ emotional Ambrose concluded.

Ambrose made his professional debut for Turkish side Balikesirspor in January 2022 and featured a further 11 times in his maiden season before a move to Ujpset that summer.

He was the Hungarian club’s top scorer last season with 10 goals in 27 starts and, according to Aberdeen, attracted interest from “several UK clubs” before opting for the Dons.

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Done Deal: Getafe Unveils Nigerian Midfielder Uche Chrisantus

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LaLiga club Getafe have announced the signing of Nigerian midfielder Uche Chrisantus.

According to Nigeria journalist, Nwosu ‘Chygoz’ Chigozie,

reports that Chrisantus joined Getafe from Spanish second tier club, AD Ceuta.

The 21-year-old penned a four-year contract with the Azulones.

“Getafe CF and AD Ceuta FC have reached an agreement for the transfer of Chrisantus Uche. The 21-year-old Nigerian footballer has signed with the club until June 30, 2028 and will spend the next four seasons in the blue and white jersey,” the club announced on their official website.

He will join Getafe’s first team for preseason training, where he will compete for a spot in the squad.

Ikechukwu Uche and Oghenekaro Etebo are the two other Nigerians, who have played for Getafe in the past.

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