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Weekly Review: Ten (10) Nigerian Players Who Joined New Clubs

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A busy week it was in the current transfer window as teams concluded and unveiled its long time target players as they bolster their squad for the task ahead in their various league.

An exceptional transfer week under review had some Nigeria born players seal their moves to different clubs and below is a review of Nigeria stars who joined new club’s in the week under review.

1. Dele Yusuf (Estroil-FK Radnički Niš)

Highly rated Nigeria born forward, Dele Israel, completed a move for a new adventure as he linked up with Serbian based side, FK Radnički Niš, from Portuguese league giants, Estroil.

2. Onyekachi Eze Silas (Vazim- Znojmo)

After a spell in the Portuguese league, Silas embarked on a whole new adventure as he teamed up with Czech Republic based side, Znojmo.

3. Chisom Egbuchulam (Hatta Sports Club, UAE)

A total new adventure for the Nigeria forward as he moved to join UAE based side, Hatta Sports Club, as he left his former club sides at the end of the season.

4. Kenneth Ikugar (FC Zlin, Czech Republic)

Highly rated forward, Kenneth Ikugar, moved to Czech Republic based side, FC Zlin, after enjoying stint with Slovak based clubsides.

5. Samson Kella (Buri Cultural SC, Bahrain)

Profilic forward, Kella Samson, was unveiled during the week under review as he moved to Bahrain based club side, Buri Cultural SC and has already marked debut already.

6. Nwokeabia Francis (Spartak Subotica, Serbia)

Unheralded Nigeria player teamed up with Serbian Premier league side, Spartak Subotica.

7. Samson Ebuka (Drita, Kosovo)

Ebuka moved from Finnish league to join Kosovo topflight league giants, FC Drita.

8. Bello Lukman (Bizertin, Tunisia)

Former Abia Warriros and Katsina United tallish forward moved to join Tunisian side, Bizertin.

9. Ifeoluwa Akorede (Arab Contractors, Egypt)

In the week under review, Egyptian league side, Arab Contractors announced the arrival of Nigeria forward, Ifeoluwa Akorede.

10. Nonyem Okorocha (Fleetword, Dubai)

Rock solid Nigerian defender, Nonyem teamed up with Fleetwood after years of captaining his former team.

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UEFA Conference League: Nigeria’s Abiodun Ogunniyi Scores To Inspire FK Auda 1-2 Win Over Cliftonville

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Nigeria Under-23 ace, Abiodun Ogunniyi, was pivotal and inspirational for Latvian side, FK Auda, as he came through with the much sorted after goal which inspired his team 2-0 win away from home in one of the UEFA Conference league qualifiers fixture played today against Irish side, Cliftonville.

The Nigerian wing wizard outstanding performance in the first qualifiers fixture earned him a starting place in the all important fixture against Irish top flight league giants, Cliftonville.

After it’s triumph against, B36 Tórshavn, in the first qualifiers tie, FK Auda, shifted focus to the second qualifiers tie hoping to amass winnings when they face off with Nothern Ireland side, Cliftonville in a double leg clash.

Hoping to make it to the Conference league group stage, Northern Ireland league side, Cliftonville were faced with an uphill task in its second round qualifiers fixture haven been drawn to face Latvian side, FK Auda in a double header.

First half of the keenly contested fixture lived up to its billing with the visitors, FK Auda, bossing the half and rewarded with a lead off the boot of its Nigerian wing-wizard, Abiodun Ogunniyi, who broke the deadlock at the 32nd minute.

Host, Cliftonville fought back before the half time break and leveled up at the 39th minute to end the first half on stalemate.

A tough battle for the leading goal in the second half felled to the part of the visitors, FK Auda, as they restored lead off the boot of another of its Nigerian import, Abdulrahman Taiwo, at the 77th minute, a goal which separated the two sides at full time.

On a 2-1 scoreline aggregate, Latvian side, FK Auda, will hope to finish up the work when they face Cliftonville at home in a fortnight.

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Official: Nigerian Forward Ikwuemesi Joins Belgium Pro League Club, Leuven

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Belgium Pro League club, Oud-Heverlee Leuven, have announced the signing of forward Chukwubuikem Ikwuemesi from
Serie A club, Salernitan.

The former Flying Eagles striker joined the Belgian outfit from Serie A side, Salernitan, after a year stint with the club before relegation.

After passing club routine medicals and completed paper works, the Nigerian striker has been unveiled by his new employees, arriving his arrival.

Last campaign in the Italian Serie A with Salernitan, Ikwuemesi who joined from Slovenia side NK Celje enjoyed a good run of form which made him handful for the club.

Ikwuemesi will add to the increasing numbers of Nigeria stars playing in the Belgian Pro League when the new 2024/2025 season gets underway.

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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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