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Weekend Review: How Nigerian Stars Performed

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Regardless the on-going African most prestigious tournament, African Cup Of Nations, in Cameroon, Nigerian Stars filed out with their various European and Scandinavia clubsides as they continue their pursuit for domestic league and cup glory.

With over a thousand matches in the offing at the weekend, here is a general review on the performance of Nigeria stars.

1. Kingsley Sokari (Pharco FC, Egypt)
The midfield maestro who has been handful for his Egyptian topflight league side was on parade in his side (0-0) draw against, El-Gaish, in the Egyptian Cup game.

2. Bamidele Yusuf (Spartak Trnava, Slovenia)
The Sensational striker would look forward to continue from he stopped before the Christmas break when his side faces, Moravce-Vrable.

3. Tolu Arokodare (Amiens, France)
The bullish strike who is on loan from Latvia top-flight league giant’s, Valmeria, was a starter for his French based clubside as they recorded a (3-0) convincing win against, Guingamp.

4. Adebayo Adeleye (Hapoel Jerusalem, Israel)
The Nigerian born safe hands who has been outstanding in the Israeli topflight league, helped his side bag a point on the road against, Maccabi Haifa.

5 Saviour Godwin (Casa Pia, Portugal)
The lethal striker fired blank but played a role in his side (3-0) win against, FC Porto, away from home.

6. Anthony Nwakaeme (Trabzonspor, Turkey)
The bullish attacker play a big role as his side came from behind to hand Galatasaray a home defeat.

7. Samuel Kalu (Boredeaux, France)
The Nigeria international who took a break from National team duties to face his Clubside career squarely will look forward to help his side bounce back to winning ways after it’s heart wrenching defeat on Matchday (21)

8. Henry Chima (Kastrioti, Albania)
The Nigeria international was on parade on Saturday afternoon as his Albanian top-flight league outfit, Kastrioti, held, Partizani, to a barren draw away from home.

9. Ibrahim Olawoyin (Keçiörengücü, Turkey)
The In-form winger was on parade for all minutes to aid his side to a win away from home.

10. Emeka Eze (Keçiörengücü, Turkey)
Alongside his fellow compatriot, Emeka Eze played a part in his side win away from home.

11. Aaron Samuel ( Erzurumspor BB, Turk)
The Nigerian with a magic left foot added to his goal tally in his side lose against, Bandirmaspor.

12. Blessing Eleke (Genclerbirligi, Turkey)
The Striker wasnt listed in the matchdau squad as his side suffered yet another defeat.

13. Obinna Nwobodo (Goztepe, Turkey)
The Nigerian midfielder was on parade for all 90mins as his bag a big win away from home against, Basaksehir.

14. Terem Moffi (Lorient, France)
The Super Eagles international, Terem Moffi, added to his goal tally in his side (4-2) lose against, Nantes.

15. Cyril Dessers (Feyenoord, Netherland)
The Nigerian international came off the bench and fired blank in his side (4-1) win against, NEC Nijmegen.

16. Olawale Onanuga (Kastrioti, Albani)
The midfield maestro played an important role in his side big feat at the Weeknd as they held, Partizani to a barren draw away form home.

17. Adeleke Akinyemi (Laçi, Albania)
The Laçi FC new boy came off the bench to help his new side claim a massive dramatic win against, Teuta.

18. John OKOYE Ebuka (ENPPI, Egypt)
The Nigerian was on parade to help his side claim an important win in the Egyptian cup game tho missing from the spot in the game.

18. William Agada (Hapoel Jerusalem, Israel)
The Nigerian international striker added to his goal tally which helped his side bag a point on the road against, Hapoel Haifa.

19. Michael Ologo (Istanbulspor, Turkey)
The Nigerian international played out all 90min as his side recorded a massive away win against, Altinordu.

20. Innocent Bonke (Lorient, France)
The new signing was listed but stayed off the game althrough 90mins.

21. Victor Osimhen (Napoli, Italy)
The super Eagles international came off the bench to play an important role to ensure his side (4-1) win against, Salernitana, at the weekend.

22. Joel Obi (Salernitana, Italy)
The midfield maestro was involved in the game against, Napoli, buta his efforts wasn’t enought to avert the defeat.

23. Simy Nwankwo (Salernitana, Italy)
The Nigerian international fired blank as his side suffers yet another defeat on the road.

24. Paul Onuachu (Genk, Belgium)
The ‘Big Man’ came off the bench to net his side only goal in their defeat against, Royale Union, away from home.

25. Anderson Esiti (POAK, Greece)
The Nigerian international came off the bench to add to the team strength which ensures their maximum points win on the road.

26. Orji Okonkwo (Cittadel, Italy)
The ‘Big Striker’ added to his goal tally in his side six goals thriller draw at the weekend.

27. Bruno Sopuruchukwu (CD Feriense, Portugal)
The Utility player secured his side slim win against, Mafra, with an assist that ensured their only goal.

28. Moses Orkuma (UMM-Salal, Qatar)
The Nigerian international featured for all 90mins in his side (6-0) win away form home.

29. Anthony Okputu (Qatar Sc, Qatar)
The Nigerian international added to his goal tally in his side disappointing home defeat against, Al-Gharafa.

30. Uzodinma Anthony (Keciorengucu, Turkey)
Keçiörengücü FC new boy kicked off his campaign on a good note as his goal secured a win for his side.

31. Philemon Seyi (Emirates club, UAE)
The Nigerian born defender was on target in his side (3-2) defeat against, Al Dhafra.

32. Ezikiel Henty (Al-Hazem, Saudi Arabia)
The Al-Hazem new boy came off the bench to provide an assist to ensure his new team win

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Transfer: Armenian Club FC Van Snaps Up Promising Nigerian Youngster

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Ambitious Armenian topflight league side, Football Club Van, has completed the transfer of highly rated Nigerian youngster, Izuchukwu Okonkwo, from Bulgarian club, Botev Plovdiv.

Started his football career with Nigerian based side, Izuchukwu was scouted by topmost Nigerian Super Agent, Paul Ojo Omamomo, and shipped off to Russia to continue his development with the Russian based outfit, FDC Vista, combining his football career with formal Education.

Golden Fish has no hiding place, top talented Izuchukwu enjoyed a rapid development owing to his hardwork, a rapid development which made his stood out in back to back games with Russian team, FDC Vista.

Upon his maturity, Izuchukwu Okonkwo, attracted lots of offers but inked a deal with Bulgarian giants, Botev Plovdiv to take his development to the next level.

In search of quality playing time, the sensational player has penned a year deal with  Armenian side, Football Club Van, where he will feature for the team in the 2024/2025 Armenia topflight league season.

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Conference League Preview: 14 Nigerian Stars To Watch Out For

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After first round of qualifiers series, draws has set up tough ties amongst clubs from different leagues as they continue their quest to book a place in the group stage of the UEFA Europa League with the ‘big boys’.

When most games kick-off today down to Thursday night, Nigerians stars who played key roles for their various teams in the preliminary round will look forward to seal the group stage round with their teams.

Here are over (10) Nigerian stars to look out for in the Europa League fixture starting from Wednesday down to Thursday night.

1. Hogan Ukpai (Struga, Macedonia)
Ukpai who came through with a 5-star performance last time out against Slovan Bratislava is expected to be lined up when Struga welcome Armenian topflight league champions, Pyunik Yerevan, in a double leg fixture in the Europa Conference League.

2. Yusuf Otubanjo (Pyunik Yerevan, Armenia)
The experienced talisman is expected to shoulder goal scoring responsibilities for Armenia league champions, Pyunik Yerevan, in their double leg tie against Macedonia topflight league champions, Struga in the Conference League qualifiers.

3. Oluwatimilehin Abiodun Ogunniyi (Auda, Latvia)
The dazzling winger who played a key role in Auda advancement into the next round qualifier’s in the Conference League would be unleashed in the channels as Auda eye scaling through in a double leg tie against Northern Ireland side, Cliftonville.

4. Joshua Akpudje (IIves, Finalnd)
The towering defender who marked his debut in the Finnish league at the weekend is expected to thrown into the foray in the UEFa Conference League when IIves lock horns with Austrian side, Austria Vienna.

5. Geoffrey Chinedu (Astana, Kazakhstan)
The gangling forward who made a loud debut in the Kazakhstan cup with a hattrick is expected to be unleashed in the Conference League when Astana face Moldovan club, Milsami FC in a double leg tie.

6. Ime Ndon (Milsami, Moldova)
The Nigerian forward who served double assist in Milsami outing in the conference league last time out will eye to add goals in the kitty when they face Kazakhstan side, Astana in a double leg match.

7. Henry Okebugwu (Milsami, Moldova)
The Nigerian midfielder who played a key role in Milsami Fc advancement into the next round of the qualifiers will be relied on for the assist and his trade mark goal when Milsami FC faces off with Astana in a double header.

8. Yenne Tenton (Ararat-Armenia, Armenia)
The Nigerian winger is expected handful for Ararat Armenia in their quest for qualification into the group stage of the conference league when his side faces off with Moldovan side, Zimbru Chisinau in a double leg tie.

9. Abdullahi Tanko (Banik Ostrava, Czech Republic)
Tanko who opened his goal account in the new season in the Czech Republic league at the weekend will eye to help his side to glory with goals when they line up against Armenia side, Urartu in a double leg fixture.

10. Adedrian Quadri (Banik Ostrava, Czech Republic)
The bullish forward will be relied on by Banik Ostrava to get the goals when they team faces off with Armenia side, Urartu in a double leg tie.

11. Luqman Gilmore (Urartu, Armenia)
The Nigerian midfielder who was handful and instrumental in Urartu advancement into the next round will eye to replicate the same form when they face Banik Ostrava in their next fixture.

12. Umeh Emmanuel (FC Zurich, Switzerland)
The Nigerian scoring sensation who opened his goal account in his debut in the  Super League will be unleashed in the conference league when Zurich faces off with Northern Ireland clubside, Shelbourne in a double leg tie.

13. Ifeanyi Mathew (FC Zurich, Switzerland)
Just like his fellow compatriot, Mathew will be greatly relied on by his side to control proceeding from the middle of the park when they line up against Shelbourne in a home and away fixture.

14. Peter Michael (CFR Cluj, Romania)
Michael who opened his goal account of the new season is expected to lead the frontline for CFR Cluj when they come up against Belarusian side, Neman FC in a double leg match.

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Europa League Preview: Seven (7) Nigerian Stars To Watch Out For

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After first round of qualifiers series, draws has set up tough ties amongst clubs from different leagues as they continue their quest to book a place in the group stage of the UEFA Europa League with the ‘big boys’.

When most games kick-off today down to Thursday night, Nigerians stars who played key roles for their various teams in the preliminary round will look forward to seal the group stage round with their teams.

Here are over (7) Nigerian stars to look out for in the Europa League fixture starting from Wednesday down to Thursday night.

1. Anthony Nwakaeme (Trabzonspor, Turkey)
The Nigerian striker who staged a return back to the Turkish league with his former clubside, Trabzonspor will be relied on by his side for goals in the first and second leg when they face Slovakian side, Ruzomberok.

2. Rasheed Akanbi (Sheriff Tiraspol, Moldova)
The Nigerian talisman who played a key role for Sheriff advancement into the next round will be up for the all important two legged battle against Swedish side, Elfsborg.

3. Ademo Peter (Sheriff Tiraspol, Moldova)
Just like Akanbi, midfielder Ademo Peter would be relied upon for the killer passes and goals by Sheriff when they face Elfsborg in a double header fixture.

4. Anthony Ujah (Botev Plovdiv, Bulgaria)
The experienced talisman who showed off class in Botev Plovdiv triumph over Maribor will hope to continue the form when Botev Plovdiv line up to face Greek side, Panathinaikos in a double leg fixture.

5. Samuel Akere (Botev Plovdiv, Bulgaria)
The left footed wing-wizard is expected to bring the flair down the channels as he did against Maribor providing an exquisite assist.

6. Christain Nwachukwu (Botev Plovdiv, Bulgaria)
The New Nigerian sensation who fired a brace against Maribor will be handful for Botev Plovdiv in their quest to subdue Greek side, Panathianikos, in a double leg tie.

7. Success Ukaki (Botev Plovdiv, Bulgaria)
The rock-solid defender will be up for selection against Greek side, Panathianikos, following his outstanding displays in the domestic leg and last time out against Maribor.

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