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Weeknd Preview: 20 Nigerian Eligible Stars To Watch Out For

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League and cup actions are set to come underway across European and Scandinavia leagues with many exciting fixtures lined up for the weekend

Nigerian stars will not be left out as they will be filing out with their various clubs at the weekend as they eye domestic glory with their sides.

Below are little known Nigerian Stars to look out for at the weekend.

1. Dele Ola Israel (BFC Daugavpils, Latvia)

The red-hot Nigerian eligible striker who was on target in his side last outing will look forward to help his side bounce back to winning ways when they face, Riga FC, on Sunday afternoon.

2. Richard Friday (GAIS, Sweden)

The Nigerian eligible striker will look forward to open his goal account when his side face, Trollhattan on Monday night.

3. Geoffrey Chinedu (Lahti, Finland)

The lanky center foward would be on the look out to open his goal account in the current campaign when his side square up against,HIFK, away from home

4. Meshack Ubochioma (Zalaegerszegi TE, Hungary)

5. Friday Bassey (Ferencvárosi TC, Hungary)

The tally striker would hope to aid his side to another win when they face, Debrecen.

6. Akinbule Sunday (Mosta, Malta)

The bullish striker who Hass been in top form will look forward to add to his goal tally and help his side record a win when they face, Balzan on Saturday afternoon.

7. Akor Adams x Igoh Ogbu x Ifeanyi Mathew (Lillestrøm, Norway)

The Nigerian eligible trio in the books of Lillestrøm would look forward to be handful when they continue their search for the next (3) points against, Jerv.

8. Philip Otele( FC UTA Arad, Romania)

The Nigerian international who has been one of the season revelation in Romania will look out to score one of his world class goal when his side trade tackles with, FC Rapid Bucuresti.

9. Olakunle Olusegun x Jonathan Okoronkwo (FC Krasnodar, Russia)

The Nigerian duo who marked full debut on Matchday (23) will hope to open their goal account when they face, Rubin Kazan away from home.

10. Bamidele Yusuf x Kazeem Bolaji(Spartak Tranava, Slovakia)

The two unheralded Nigerian internationals will look forward to continue their impressive form when their side face, Zilina on Saturday afternoon.

11. Blessing Eleke (Genclerbirligi, Turkey)

The bullish striker would look forward to add to his goal tally when his Turkish based side faces, Keciorengucu.

12. Anthony Uzodinma x Ibrahim Olawoyin x Emeka Eze (Keçiörengücü, Turkey)

The Nigerian trio who has been in top form in the current campaign will look forward to combine to lift their side to a win when they face , Genclerbirligi.

13. Samson Tijani (Salzburg, Austria)

Former Nigeria U17 skipper will look forward to add value to his side when they face, Klangenfurt on Sunday afternoon.

14. Paul Mukairu (FC Copenhagen, Denmark)

The FC Copenhagen new boy will look forward to play an outstanding role when his side face, Midtjylland.

15. Onyedikachi Raphael (Midtjylland, Denmark)

The rock solid and consistent, Rapha will look forward to guide his side to a win when they face, FC Copenhagen.

16. Tolu Arokodare (Amiens, France)

The Nigerian eligible center forward would hope to add to his goal tally in the current French Ligue 2 campaign against, Bastia, at home.

17. Sopuruchukwu Bruno x Oche Ochewuchi x Anthony Shimaga (CD Feirense, Portugal)

The Nigerian trio will look forward to help their side brighten it’s chances of promotion when they face, FC Porto B on Sunday afternoon.

18. Abdulrazak Ishaq (Norrköping, Sweden)

The 18years Nigerian international is expected to lead the middle of the park when his side faces, AIK.

19. Uzochukwu Henry (Kups, Finland)

The Utility Finnish based right back would look forward to continue his impressive form when, KUPS faces IIves on Saturday afternoon.

20. Uche Sabastine x Kadiri Attah (Ostersunds, Sweden)

The Nigerian duo will look forward to help their side to a win when they face, Vasteras SK.

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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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