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Weekend Review: How Nigerian Stars Performed.

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It was an exciting Weekend for Nigerian Stars plying their trade outside the shores of the country as they filed out with their various clubs in the week under review.

Below is a review of the Performances of Nigerian internationals in the weekend under review.

1. Joe Aribo (Rangers, Scotland)
The Nigerian Super Eagles star returned back to Scotland and featured in his side (3-3) disappointing stalemate against, Ross County.

The highly rated midfielder had an assist to his name in the explosive (6) goals thriller.

2. Calvin Bassey (Rangers, Scotland)
Just like his fellow compatriot, Joe Aribo, Calvin Klein Bassey, played out all 90mins in his Scottish based outfit, Rangers, disappointing (3-3) draw against, Ross County.

3. Henry Uzochukwu (Kups, Finland)
The dashing right back was on parade with his Finnish side in there (3-1) win against,VPS in the Finnish Cup with an outstanding performance.

4. Tolu Arokodare (Amiens, France)
The lanky striker increased his goal tally in the French Cup as his first half goal was enough to aid his side to a (2-0) win against, Nancy on Saturday afternoon.

5. Meshack Ubochioma (Zalaegerszegi Hungary)
The little known Nigerian born Left footed striker featured for all 90mins in his side (3-2) lose against, Paks on. Saturday afternoon.

6 Anthony Izuchukwu (Hapoel Haifa)
The Nigerian international who plays as a defender, was pivotal to his side big (5-1) win against, Beitar Jerusalem.

7. Akinbule Sunday ( Mosta, Malta)
The Bullish striker who featured for all 90mins was handful for his side as his ever presence in the opponent’s final third ensure his side an away (1) point against, Balzan

8. Christain Irobiso (Gaz Metan Medias, Romania)
The little known Nigeria international had a goal to his name, a goal which wasn’t enough to lead his side to a lead against, FC Voluntari.

9. Sadiq Umar (Almeria, Spain)
The lanky striker who returned form international duties with the Nigeria Super Eagles went straight into the Almeria team in it’s Spanish side fixture against, Real Oviedo, wherein he fired blank.

10. Asisat Lamina Oshoala (Barcelona Femení, Spain)
The Nigeria Super Falcons winger returned back from a long term with a banger ass she recorded a hattrick against stars studded, Real Betis (Women)

11. Henry Okebugwu (Kastrioti, Albani)
The little known Nigerian international who was on parade in his side disappointing home defeat against,Vllaznia, was handful busts wasn’t enough to change his team fortune.

12. Alhassan Yusuf (Royal Antwerp, Belgium)
The box to boc Midfield maestro only goal on Sunday night was all his side needed to cart away maximum points against, Gent.

13. Ibrahim Aliyu (Lokomotiva Zagreb, Crotia)
The former Nigeria junior international completed his side come back as his goal ended up as only goal which separated the two sides after full time.

14. Fortune Bassey (Ferencvárosi TC, Hungary)
The Ferencvárosi TC new boy played all 90mins was Ujpest night mere as he tormented their backline althrough the game duration.

15. Orji Okonkwo (Cittadel, Italy)
The former Nigeria U17 Striker, Orji Okonkwo, had a goal to his name but wasnt enough to earn his side maximum points after, Cosenza, forced the Italian giants (1-1) stalemate.

16. Franklin Sasere (Hamrun Spartans, Malta)
The little known Nigerian international had a goal to his name but all his effort wasn’t good enough to rescue his side from a looming defeat on Sunday evening

17. Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal)
After an impressive display in the AFCON, Zaidu came off the bench to help his side record maximum points at home against, Marítimo.

18. Kenneth Omeruo (Leganes, Spain)
Just like his fellow Compatriot, Kenneth Omeruo, was solid at the backline which earned his side a slim win against, Alcorcon at the weekend.

19. Savior Godwin (Casa Pia, Portugal)
The Nigerian international, Savior Godwin, were able to record a goal in the keenly contested fixture against, Penafiel

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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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