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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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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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