SHARE

It was yet another fantastic weekend for Nigerian players across the globe, with Odion Ighalo and Chisom Egbuchulam continuing their impressive form in front of goal. There was a debut goal for Olympic bronze medallist Aminu Umar who impressed in his side’s win over Fenerbahce.

 

AOIFotball.com reviews their performances, especially with Nigeria’s doubleheader 2019 AFCON clash against Libya just a few weeks away.

ENGLAND

Victor Moses: He returned to feature in just his second EPL match of the campaign, seeing 17 minutes of action in Chelsea’s 1-1 draw at home to Liverpool.

Alex Iwobi and Isaac Success: Both players were introduced in the second half respectively, with Iwobi coming on for Aaron Ramsey, while Success was introduced for Andre Gray but could not stop Watford from losing 2-0 away to Arsenal.

Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi: Both players were on for the entire match duration in Leicester’s 2-0 away win at Newcastle United.

    

Oghenekharo Etebo and Semi Ajayi: Etebo was on for 66 minutes whilst Ajayi was on for the entire match duration with Stoke City and Rotherham sharing the spoils 2-2 in the championship.

AUSTRIA

Yusuf Odubanjo and Emeka Eze: Odubanjo was on for the entire match duration for LASK Linz while Eze was introduced before the hour mark for Sturm Graz with both teams playing out a goalless draw.

BELGIUM

Abdul Ajagun and Imoh Eziekel: Ajagun was on for the entire 90 minutes, with Eziekel introduced on the hour mark, but were unable to inspire KV Kortrijk to victory losing 1-3 at home to KAS Eupen.

 

Victor Osimhen: He was on for the entire match duration helping RC Sporting Charleroi to a 2-1 victory over KSC Lokeren.

Emmanuel Dennis: The young star was confined to the bench for the entire match duration in Club Brugge 4-0 win over Cercle Brugge.

 

Francis Amuzu: He was on or 82 minutes for Anderlecht before been replaced by Kenny Saief in their goalless draw at home to Saint-Truidense.

 

Uche Agbo: He was on from start to finish, helping Standard Liege to a 3-1 away win at KN Oostende.

Taiwo Awoniyi and Anderson Esiti: Awoniyi was on for the entire 90 minutes, while Esiti was introduced after the hour mark in KAA Gent 2-2 draw away to Royal Antwerp.

BULGARIA

Stephen Eze: the lanky defender was in action for the entire match duration, impressing for Lokomotiv Plovdiv in their goalless draw at home to Etar Veliko Tarnovo.

CHINA

Odion Ighalo: He continued his scoring spree in China, netting his 18th league goal of the season for Changchun Yatai in their 5-2 trouncing by Jiangsu Suning.

Mikel Obi: He returned to the starting XI for Tianjin Teda as they suffered yet another 1-0 defeat away at Guizhou Hengfeng.

John Owoeri: The former Flying Eagles’ star scored the winning goal for second division side Shanghai Shenxin in their 1-0 victory over Zhejiang Yiteng.

CROATIA

Eziekel Henty: The former AC Milan young star was on for the entire match duration, helping NK Osijek to a 3-0 win away at NK Inter Zapresic.

 

Godfrey Oboabona and Musa Muhammed: Both defenders were on from start to finish but could not inspire HNK Gorica as they lost 3-0 at home to Lokomotiva Zagreb.

CZECH REPUBLIC

Ubong Ekpai: He was rooted to the bench for the entire match duration in Viktoria Plzen’s 1-0 win over Sparta Praha.

Peter Olayinka: He returned from injury, coming on as a second-half substitute in Slavia Praha 2-1 loss away at Benik Ostrava.

DENMARK

Paul Onuachu and Frank Onyeka: Onuachu scored his 3rd goal of the season netting his sides fifth in their 5-2 triumph over Hobro with Frank Onyeka missing through injury.

FRANCE

Samuel Kalu: He was surprisingly missing in action for Bordeaux in their goalless draw away at Stade de Reims with Nigerian hopeful Sheyi Ojo featuring for 21 minutes for the host.

GERMANY

Anthony Ujah: He came off the bench for the 4th time this season but could not spare the blushes of Mainz as they fell 1-0 away at Schalke 04.

 

Jamilu Collins: He put up a decent shift for Paderborn, keeping a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Erzgebirge Aue in the Bundesliga 2.

ITALY

William Troost-Ekong and Orji Okwonkwo: Ekong was on for the entire match duration for Udinese, whilst young star Okwonkwo was introduced for Bologna on 75 minute inspiring them to a 2-1 victory over Udinese.

 

Ola Aina and Joel Obi: Aina was on for the entire 90 minutes for Torino, impressing in their 1-0 victory over Chievo Verona who did not list Joel Obi for the clash.

LATVIA

Tosin Aiyegun: He scored a brace for FK Ventspils in their 2-0 victory over FK Jelgava, the goal was his 11th of the current campaign.

NORWAY

Afeez Aremu, Adeleke Akinyemi, and Chidera Ejuke: All three players were in action in a game involving Valerenga and IK Start with Ejuke earning the bragging right with his team winning the match 3-2.

David Babajide and Anthony Ikedi: Babajide was the match hero for Haugesund, netting the only goal of the match in their 1-0 win over Bodo/Glimt, while Anthony Ikedi was confined to the bench.

Matthew Ifeanyi and Raphael Ayagwa: Ifeanyi was on for the entire match duration while Anyagwa was introduced with two minutes left for Lillestrom in their 3-2 win over Stabaek Fotball.

PORTUGAL

Mikel Agu: Agu made his league debut for Vitorial Setubal playing the entire 90 minutes as they drew 1-1 away at Vitoria Guimaraes.

 

Alhassan Ibrahim: The midfielder was replaced after 26 minutes with a suspected injury with his side CD Nacional going on to lose 3-0 at home to Santa Clara.

RUSSIA

Sylvester Igboun: He scored the winning goal for UFA in their 2-1 win over Yenisey Krasnoyarsk.

Brian Idowu: The Eagles’ left-back started his second consecutive league game playing as a left fullback in Lokomotiv Moscow 2-0 win over Akhmat Grozny.

SLOVAKIA

Bankole Olawale Adekuoroye: Nigerian young star Bankole Olawale was the hero for SKF Sered scoring twice in their 2-1 win over FC Nitra. The goal was the defensive midfielders 3rd of the current campaign.

SWITZERLAND

Stephen Odey: He was on for the entire match duration FC Zurich’s barren draw at home to Neuchatel Xamax.

Blessing Chibuike Eleke: The striker was on from start to finish but could not stop FC Luzern from losing 1-3 at home to FC Sion.

SWEDEN

Moses Ogbu: He scored IK Sirius’ only goal in their 1-1 draw at home to IFK Norrkoping.

Chisom Egbuchulam: The former Enugu Rangers netted his 11th league goal for Falkenbergs in their 3-2 win over IK Brage

SPAIN

Kenneth Omeruo: The Eagles’ defender was on the bench for Leganes in their 1-0 loss away at Real Betis.

Moses Simon: The fleet-footed winger was introduced on the hour mark in Levante’s 2-1 win over Deportivo Alaves.

 

Francis Uzoho: The Eagles’ number 1 had to do with a place on the bench in Elche’s 2-2 draw away at Extremadura UD.

TURKEY

Aminu Umar: The 2016 Olympic bronze medallist scored his first goal of the season for Caykur Rizespor in their 3-0 bashing of Fenerbahce.

Henry Onyekuru: Onyekuru came on after the hour mark to inspire Galatasaray to a 1-0 victory over BB Erzurumspor.

 

Ogenyi Onazi, Anthony Nwakaeme, and Samuel Eduok:  Samuel scored his second goal of the season for Kasimpasa, with the strike not good enough as they lost 4-2 away at Trabzonspor. Onazi on for the entire match duration, whilst Nwakaeme was rooted to the bench.

LEAVE A REPLY