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From Boniface To Lookman: Seven Super Eagles Players Who Won Titles With Their Clubs This Season

As the football season comes to an end in most leagues in Europe, we take a look at some Super Eagles players who produced the best thrilling performance in their various clubs across Europe...READ THE FULL STORY HERE▶▶▶

From Victor Osimhen leading Napoli to their first league title in 33 years in 2023, to Victor Boniface helping Bayer Leverkusen to their first Bundesliga title in over 120 years of football and now, Ademola Lookman firing his Italian team Atalanta to their second ever major trophy in the Club’s history, these players alongside other Super Eagles players were impressive during the 2023/2024 season ahead of the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers. Nigerian players are presently making their mark in the football world.
Here are Seven Players Who Helped Their Clubs to Domestic and European Titles This Season

1) Victor Boniface & Nathan Tella:

Both Super Eagles players had a season to remember with their Bayer Leverkusen as they won the domestic double and went unbeaten in over 51 games. The duo helped the German side to win the Bundesliga title for the first time in over 120 years of the club’s history, putting an end to Bayern Munich’s 11-year league title dominance. Xabi Alonso’s men were on course to achieve an incredible feat of winning the treble but lost to Atalanta at the Europa League Final and thus ending their unbeaten run.

Bayer Leverkusen, however, clinched the DFB Pokal on May 25, 2024, to end a remarkable season on a very high note.

Victor Boniface has been one of the leading influence for Leverkusen this season, he joined them from Belgium side Union St Gilloise in last summer’s transfer window and has been very impressive in his first season with the club scoring 21 goals and a further nine assists in just 34 games,14 in the Bundesliga, five in the Europa league and two in the DFB-Pokal alongside winning personal accolades like the Bundesliga Player of the Month on one occasion and 5-time winner of the Bundesliga Rookie of the Month.

Similarly, Nathan Tella was equally impressive for Leverkusen. The former Burnley winger was crucial in attack and defence for the Bundesliga champions. Tella joined Leverkusen from English side Southampton last summer after spending last season with Burnley in the Championship. With five goals in 24 games, and a solitary goal in the Europa League to his name Tella ended his first season at Leverkusen with two Domestic cups.

Both players are gearing up to join the National team next month for their World cup qualifiers against Benin Republic and South Africa after being called up by new Super Eagles’ coach Finidi George. Boniface has 5 national team appearances for the Super Eagles while Nathan Tella who recently switched allegiance to Nigeria has just one appearance in the National Team’s jersey.

2) Peter Olayinka:

Nigerian striker, Peter Olayinka and his Serbian side, Red Star Belgrade, have just recently been crowned Champions of the Serbian league and Serbian Cup winners. Peter Olayinka joined the Serbian giants last summer after five years at Czech Republic with Slavia Prague and quickly established himself as an important player for the team.

Olayinka’s side won both the league title and Domestic cup this season making it a remarkable season as they won their sixth consecutive league title making it the club’s 35th title in its history, which asserts the dominance of the Serbian giants in Serbian football. Olayinka had a good campaign in his first season as he ended the campaign with 11 goals and four assists in 35 league games for the Serbian outfit. He also represented them in the UEFA Champions League with five appearances to his name.

For the National team, Peter Olayinka has four caps since making his debut for the Super Eagles in 2019.

3) Ademola Lookman:

Super Eagles forward, Ademola Lookman became the talk of the footballing world recently as his historic hat-trick in the Europa League final against Xabi Alonso’s Bayer Leverkusen side, which featured fellow Super Eagles teammates Nathan Tella and Victor Boniface, fired the Italian side to their first major trophy in 61 years.

Lookman’s magical hat-trick earned him a place in the history books as he became the first player to score a hat trick in the final of the Europa League, first African player to score a hat trick in a major UEFA competition final and the first player to score a hat trick in a major UEFA competition final since 1975.

At the national level, Lookman has 21 international caps to his name playing for the Nigerian National team after making his debut for Nigeria in their goalless draw against Ghana in their 2022 World Cup qualifiers. Lookman has scored six goals for Nigeria including his vital brace in the 2-0 win over Cameroon in the round of 16 stage at the 2023 African Cup of Nations. He is among the 23-man squad for Nigeria’s World Cup Qualifying games next month under the stewardship of new coach, Finidi George.

4) Raphael Onyedika:

Super Eagles and Club Brugge Midfielder, Onyedika won the Belgium Pro League title with his club, Club Brugge. The Midfielder helped the club to their fourth league title in five years and their 19th league title in the club’s history.…Continue The Full Reading.>’.

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