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Weekend Review: How 30 Nigerian Stars Performed In Their Various Football Leagues



It was another weekend of exciting league and cup game across European and Scandinavia countries with some leagues concluded.

Nigerian footballers who plys their trade outside the shores of the country were not left out as they achieved big feats, some were on the score sheet, others ended as league champions and highest goal scorers.

Below is a review of the general performances of Nigerian stars over the weekend.

1. Emmanuel Dennis (Watford, England)

The most inform Nigerian striker, Emmanuel Dennis, who has Six (6) goals to his name and his suffered a loss against Manchester city with th striker firing blank.

2. Troost-Ekong (Watford, England)

The Super Eagles assistant Skipper, was on parade alongside his compatriot as they were left without points against, Manchester City.

3. Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England)

Kelechi was a second half Subsistute as his side were beaten by rejuvenated Aston Villa side away at the Villa park.

4. Frank Onyeka (Brentford, England)

The Super Eagles Midfielder came on as a substitute to help his side clinch a point on Sunday afternoon against, Leeds United.

5. Cyril Dessers (Feyenoord, Netherland)

The Super Eagles striker who has been inform failed to increase his goal tally but aided his team to a (5-0) win against, Sittard.

6. Calvin Bassey (Rangers, Scotland)

The Super Eagles left footed defender and his Scottish side were brilliant at the weekend as they win their second game in a row against Dundee FC.

7. Joe Aribo (Rangers, Scotland)

The left footed midfielder had a goal to his name in his side win against, Dundee FC on Saturday afternoon.

8. Leon Balogun (Ranger’s, Scotland)

The Super Eagles big centre back was missing in action owing to an injury.

9. Innocent Bonke (Malmo FF, Sweden)

The Super Eagles rock solid defensive midfielder and his Swedish side were declared Swedish topflight league winners after a draw against, Halmstad.

10. Moses Simon (Nantes, France)

The wing wizard was on parade in his side slim win away from home against, Lorient.

11. Samuel Kalu (Bordeaux, France)

The Winger wasn’t listed in the Matchday against Lyon.

12. Victor Osimhen (Napoli, Italy)

The Super Eagles talisman was still sidelined owing to injury.

13. Samuel Chukwueze (Villareal,Spain)

“Samu’ and his Villareal team faced another lose haven been piped (1-0) by Sevilla.

14. Paul Onuachu (Genk, Belgium)

The lanky striker who was a second half substitute fired blank as his side settled for a share of spoils against, Mechelen.

15. Henry Onyekuru (Olympiacos, Greece)

The petit winger who played an important role in his side last league match was on parade in his side win against OFI Crete.

16. Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, Netherlands)

The Nigerian Super Eagles goalkeeper who recently signed for English Premier league side, Watford, was not available for selection owing to a shoulder injury.

17. Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow, Russia)

The CSKA wing wizard continued his impressive form, Ejuke set up an assist which brought about they only goal in the game.

18. Ahmed Musa (Faith Karagumruk, Turkey)

The Nigeria Super Eagles skipper who scored his second goal for his new at the mid-week fired blank in his side lose on Sunday evejing.

20.David Okereke (Venzia, Italy)

The former Nigeria junior international who has found his goalscoring form fired blank in his side dramatic lose against, Hellas Verona.

21. Joel Obi (Salerinitana, Italy)

The box to box Midfielder and his side will be faced another defeat against, Ac Milan.

22. Ola Aina (Torino, Italy)

The Super Eagles right back and his Italian Seria A outfit will be faced with a Litmus test when they face Cagliari on Monday night.

23. Stephen Odey (Randers Denmark)

The former Nigeria professional football league goal king fired blank in his side disappointing lose in cup game.

24. Moses Ebiye (Tromso, Norway)

The 24years old forward fired blank once again in his side big win away from home against, Sarpsborg 08, on Sunday afternoon.

25 Jackson Ipalibo (Strømsgodset, Norway)

The Box to box Midfielder and his compatriot duo of Attah Kadiri and Friday Fred fired blank as their game with Haugesund ended in a stalemate.

26. Ishaq Abdulrazak (Norrkoping, Sweden)

The 19 years old Midfield maestro was on parade in his team lose on Final Matchday on Saturday.

27. Godswill Ekpolo (Hacken, Sweden)

The big centre back and his compatriot, Tebo Franklin, lined up with their as they ended the season with a home lose.

28. Ndidi Wilfred (Leicester City)

Ndidi banged a goal against the last time Was on parade in his team lose to rejuvenated Aston Villa side.

29. Samuel Adegbnero (Norrkoping, Sweden)

The lethal striker who leads the goal chart in the Swedish Allsvenskan league with 17goals finally emerged the league highest goal scorer.

30. Sadiq Umar (Almeria, Spain)

The Nigerian dream team striker fired blank as his side claimed a slime win against, Fuenlabrada on Saturday afternoon.

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



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



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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Nigeria Striker, Leke James Bags Degree In Business Management



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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