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Weekend Review: Twenty (20) Nigerian Stars Who Scored At The Weekend



Actions resumed across European and Scandevian leagues as teams continue their quest for domestic glory in their various league and cup Games.

Nigerian players didn’t disappoint as they showed up big with their various Clubside with outstanding displays in their ranks and below is as general review of outstanding Nigerian players who were fortunate to find back of the net.

1. Emeka Ogbu (Abahani Limited Dhaka, Bangladesh)

Nigerian Striker, Emeka Ogbugh, added to be his goal tally in the Bangladesh Premier League as he came through with a goal in Abahani Limited Dhaka 4-1 win over Bangladesh Police FC.

2. Emmanuel Apeh (Sabah FK, Azerbaijan)

Nigeria eligible striker, Emmanuel Apeh recorded 8th goal of the season following his goal in Sabah FK 0-3 away win over Kapaz PFK in the Azerbaijan Premier League.

3. Peter Godly Michael (Vaasan Palloseura, Finland)

Nigerian forward, Peter Godly Michael, was inspirational for Finnish Veikkausliiga side, Vaasan Palloseura, as his first half assist fired up the team to a 2-1 home win over IFK Mariehamn.

4. Mfon Udoh (Sheikh Russel, Bangladesh)

Nigerian duo of Ikechukwu Kenneth and Mfon Udoh contributed goal(s) to help Bangladesh Football Premier League side Sheikh Russel KC to secure a 1-2 win over Mohammedan SC.

5. Muhamed Tijani (Baník Ostrava, Czech Republic)

After recording a hat-trick on Matchday 30, In-Form Muhamed Tunani came through with another goal on Matchday 31 to help Baník Ostrava record a resounding home win against FC Zbrojovka Brno.

6. Ihezuo Chinwendu (Monterrey Femenil, Mexico)

Nigeria’s scoring sensation, Chinwendu Ihezuo, continued her goal scoring business in the Mexican Liga MX Femenil as she scored her second goal in a row in C.F. Monterrey Femenil 3-2 defeat to Atlas Fútbol Club Femenil.

7. Victor Boniface (Union Saint-Gilloise, Belgium)

Highly rated Nigerian born striker, Victor Boniface added to his goal numbers in the Belgian First Division A to inspire Royale Union Saint-Gilloise to a 1-2 win over Club Brugge Koninklijke Voetbalvereniging at the Jan Breydel Stadium.

8. Terem Moffi (OG Nice, France)

Nigeria Super Eagles talisman, Terem Moffi, found back of the net in Olympique Gymnaste Club Nice Côte d’Azur 2-1 home win against Stade Rennais Football Club.

9. Rafiu Durosinmu, Viktoria Plzeň, Czech Republic)

Bullish Nigerian born forward, Rafiu Durosinmi, counted his second goal in the colours of FC Viktoria Plzeň as he found back of the net in FC Viktoria Plzeň 2-2 stalemate against 1. FC Slovácko in one of Matchday 30/31 fixtures played earlier today in the Czech Republic elite league.

10. Orban Gift (Gent, Belgium)

Scoring Sensation, Orban Gift scored his second goal in the Belgian Jupiler league play-off following his goal in Koninklijke Atletiek Associatie Gent 1-2 win over Royal Standard de Liège at the Maurice Dufrasne Stadium.

11. Sunday Adetunji (Shkupi,. Macedonia)

Nigerian forward, Sunday Adetunji, sustained his goal scoring form in the Macedonian First Football League as he nicked his 7th league goal to inspire KF Shkupi to a 2-1 home win over Klubi i Futbollit Shkëndija.

12. Friday Richard (GAIS, Sweden)

Left footed Nigerian Wing-wizard, Friday Richard, was hero for Swedish Superettan side, Göteborgs Atlet- och Idrottssällskap as his winning goal was all the team needed to edge out stubborn Trelleborgs Fotbollsförening.

13. Effiong Nsungusi (Atyrau, Kazakhstan)

Highly rated Nigerian striker, Effiong Nsungusi, came through with his first goal in the colours of Football Club Atyrau in the Kazakhstan Premier League as his late strike rescued points for the team in their 1-1 stalemate against, FK Kaspiy Aktau.

14. Quadri Adediran (Ceske Budejovice)

Promising Nigerian Striker, Quadri Adebayo Adediran, added to his goal tally in the Czech First League as his goal Wass pivotal in SK Dynamo České Budějovice first leg advantage over Slovan Liberec in the play-off.

15. Odey Stephen (Randers FC, Denmark)

Stephen Odey clinched his third (3) goal of the season following his goal in Randers FC disappointing 1-3 home defeat to Brøndbyernes Idrætsforening in the Danish Superliga.

16. Alhaji Gero ( Turun Palloseura, Finland)

Nigerian international, Alhaji Gero, came off the bench to contribute a goal to help Turun Palloseura grind out a point in a Six-Goal thriller against Jaro FC.

17. Ifeanyi Mathew (FC Zürich, Swiss)

Nigerian international, Ifeanyi Mathew counted his second goal in the Swiss Super League as he scored Fussballclub Zürich second goal in their 0-2 win over Fussball Club Basel 1893.

18. Victor Olatunji (Slovan Liberec, Czech Republic)

Sensational Nigerian talisman, Victor Olatunji continued his impressive goal scoring form in the Czech Republic First League following his goal in Slovan Liberec 3-2 loss to SK České Budějovice

19. Victor Osimhen (Napoli, Italy)

King of Naples scored only goal in Napoli slim win over Fiorentina.

20. Goodluck Igbokwe (Gent, Belgium)

Nigerian star Nets brace in Jong Gent 3-1 home win over Dessel Sports

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Ebere Osinachi’s Goal Rescues Point For Plaza Colonia



Nigeria international, Osinachi Ebere, continued with his impressive goal scoring form in the Uruguayan Primera Division as he came through with his 5th goal of the season to earn Plaza Colonia a point away to Club Atlético Cerro.

The Nigerian forward has continued to distinguished himself in the Uruguayan league as he always end the seasons on a high with double digit goals under his belt.

Inconsistent Club Atlético Cerro were faced with an uphill task on Matchday 14 haven been drawn to trade tackles with Plaza Colonia at home as they continue their quest for a change in fortune.

Just like Club Atlético Cerro, Plaza Colonia approached its Matchday 14 fixture against Club Atlético Cerro hoping to bounce back to winning ways after been beaten by Racing Montevideo on Matchday 13.

First half of the game had the host, Club Atlético Cerro, opening scoring at the 12th minute, a goal which was enough to earn the team lead at half time.

On return for the second half, Plaza Colonia showed off determinations to earn a spot kick, a spot kick which was calmly converted by its Nigerian import, Osinachi Ebere at the 57th minute.

At full time, it turned a share of spoils as Osinachi Ebere strike ensured Plaza Colonia returning home with a point in the kitty.

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Club Brugge ‘target £2m rated Sheriff Tiraspol striker David Ankeye’ in January With Beşiktaş in the race for the rising Nigeria star



Belgian topflight league giants, Club Brugge and Turkish elite league side, Beşiktaş J.K, have reportedly entered the race to sign Sheriff Tiraspol David Ankeye after identifying the youngster as a top target in the January transfer window.

The sensational striker has scored five goals for Plzen this season, with an assist and a goal in the UEFA Europa League.

Technically adept, the Nigerian has been impressing with his performances, showcasing his skill, athleticism, and a variety of finishes.

Club Brugge and Besiktas are among those to have scouted the 21-year-old striker, with Nigeria Journalist , Nwosu CHIGOZIE, reporting that the club have held talks with Tiraspol over a possible deal.

With a proposed £1.5million Euros on ground, the two clubs are many other top clubsides are scrambling for the highly rated Nigerian forward who has been in top form since joining Moldovan topflight league giants, Sheriff Tiraspol

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Enyimba’s Daniel Daga Makes History As He Becomes Youngest Player To Play In African Football League



Enyimba International and Nigeria Flying Eagles star, Daga Daniel, became the youngest player to ever appear in the African Football League after appearing in Enyimba’s double header fixture against Morrocan giants, Wydad Casablanca.

Aged just 16 years, 9 months and 12days, Daga thus list as the first ever youngster to play in the Africa Football League maiden edition .

Joining Nigeria most successful clubside, Enyimba International on loan from FC One Rocket, Daga he continually showed off class been involved in all Enyimba games so far in the Nigeria topflight league.

In the African Football League, the highly rated youngster stood out as one of the best players in the maiden edition of the tourney with outstanding displays in Nigeria and in Morocco against Wydad Casablanca.

Born January, 2007, Daga was in a football academy at Carabana FC. Daga’s had a breakthrough with the F.C. One Rocket first team in early 2022, competing in the Nigeria National League.

That same year Daga then moved to play for Dakkada F.C. in the Nigeria Professional Football League.[3] He joined Enyimba F.C. in September 2023.

Daniel Daga made his Nigeria Premier Football League debut on the 8th of October 2023, playing 87 minutes against Gombe United. Enyimba lost the game 2-0.

Daga won the first Infinix Man of the Match award from Enyimba against Kwara United on the 5th of November. He recorded 11 ball recoveries, had 1 big chance created, had 10 successful tackles, won 8 aerial duels, won 7 interceptions and had a 90% pass Accuracy.

Daga was man of the match in three of the Nigeria national under-20 football team’s qualifying matches for the 2023 U20 AFCON tournament.

Daga played the opening game of the AFCON U20 tournament against Senegal in February 2023. However, a knee injury sustained in the match ruled him out of the tournament.

In May 2023 he was the youngest player selected in the Nigeria squad for the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup. He started all Nigeria’s games until they were knocked out of the tournament at the quarter-finals to South Korea U-20. He received praise for his performances at the tournament.

His performance in a victory of Italy U-20at the tournament led to him being labelled a “star in the making”.

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