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Having made a list of 24 players to prosecute this months AFCON 2021 qualifiers doubleheader against Sierra Leone, Eagles gaffer Gernot Rohr will be watching to see how his players perform as they bid to be in top shape ahead of the clash. 

 

AOIFootball.com brings you up to speed with their exploits in various leagues. 

 

 

Ikechukwu Ezenwa: The NPFL hotshot was again in commanding form for Heartland FC as they narrowly lost 1-0 to Dakkada FC in Uyoproducing series of impressive saves to keep the scoreline decent.

 

Daniel Akpeyi: Following his impressive showing in the Soweto derby last time out, the Eagles interim number 1 was in goal for Kaizer Chiefs as they fell to a shock 1-0 loss at home to AmaZulu. It was just their 4th defeat of the campaign.

 

Maduka Okoye: The 20-year-old was not listed for Fortuna Dusseldorf II as he served the first of his three-match ban when his side defeated Borussia M’gladbach II 3-2 away from home to move up to 11th on the log.

 

Kingsley Ehizibue: The newly invited rightback once again showed why he deserved his first Eagles callup as he was on from start to finish for his Koln side in their 2-1 win away at Paderborn to rekindle their hopes of a Europa League qualification.

 

Jamilu Collins: The leftback was also on from start to finish for Paderborn as they slummed to their 17th loss of the campaign following their 2-1 loss to Koln with Collins however producing yet another impressive performance.

 

Chidozie Awaziem: The on-loan FC Porto defender continued impressive display in the colours of Leganes as he produced a near-perfect display in defense for them as they claimed their first win in 5 games following their 2-1 win away at Villarreal.

 

Awaziem, who finished with a rating of 7.0, made 6 clearances, 3 interceptions and also completed 74% of his passes.

 

Kenneth Omeruo: The former Chelsea defender came off the bench after the hour mark to help his side to a 2-1 win as they moved off the foot of the table to brighten their chances of avoiding relegation.

 

Ola Aina: The fullback was not in action last weekend as matches in the Italian Serie A were postponed due to the Coronal Virus scare.

 

 

William Troost-Ekong: The Eagles vice-captain was on from start to finish for Udinese as they played out a goalless draw at home to Fiorentina.

 

Ekong finished the game with a rating of 7.4, completing a game-high 8 clearances, won 5 duels and completed 81% of his passes.

 

Semi Ajayi: The Premier League-bound defender was on from start to finish for promotion chasers West Bromwich Albion as they drew goalless away at Swansea City to drop to second on the log table.

 

Ajayi kept his 10th clean sheet of the campaign and could be in strong contention to start the games against Sierra after starting the opening two qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho respectively.

 

Leon Balogun: The rejuvenated defender continued his unbeaten start to life with Wigan Athletic following their goalless draw at home to Luton Town.

 

Balogun who was recalled back to the Eagles fold since last year AFCON in Egypt will, however, hope his impressive form of late will be enough to force him back into the Eagles XI.

 

Shehu Abdullahi: The Bursaspor of Turkey utility man was not in action over the weekend as he served his 3game ban following his sending off in their 1-1 draw away at Umraniyespor last weekend.

 

Oghenekaro Etebo: The former Stoke City midfielder was on for 70th minute for host Getafe as they played out a goalless draw at home to Celta Vigo to maintain their hold on 4th position on the log standings.

 

Joe Aribo: The 23-year-old was on from start to finish for Scottish side Glasgow Rangers as they returned to winning ways following their 1-0 win away at Ross County to maintain their hold on the second position in the league.

 

Ramon Azeez: The midfielder was an unused sub for Granada as they drew 1-1 away at Levante to still stay in contention for a Europa League finish come the end of the season.

 

Wilfred Ndidi: The combative midfielder was on for 83 minute for Champions league chasers Leicester City as they maintained their hold on 3rd spot following their 4-0 win over Aston Villa on Monday night.

 

Samuel Chukwueze: The pacy winger will have to do more to earn starts for the Yellow Submarines as he came off the bench for the 6th consecutive LaLiga game but could not inspire his Villarreal side to victory as they lost 2-1 at home to Leganes.

 

Ahmed Musa: The Eagles skipper was on for 82 minutes but could not inspire his Al-Nassr side to victory as they lost 3-2 away at Al-Faisaly.

 

Victor Osimhen: The forward failed to add to his 13 league goals but was still influential for Lille as they claimed their 6th win on 7 League games to maintain their hold on 4th position on the log.

 

Samuel Kalu: The winger was imperial for Bordeaux as they drew 1-1 at Saint- Etienne to move up to 12th on the standings.

 

Moses Simon: The 24-year-old fired blanks in the colours of Nantes as they slummed to a 2-0 loss away at Angers.

 

The Nigerian has now failed to score or produce an assist in any of his last four outings, a form that will most definitely worry Coach Gernot Rohr.

 

Alex Iwobi: The 23-year-old will need to convince Rohr if he wants to keep his place against Sierra Leone after he was only listed on the bench for Everton in their 4-0 humiliating loss away to Chelsea.

 

Kelechi Iheanacho: The Eagles returnee was on from start before he was withdrawn on the hour mark for Jamie Vardy as Leicester City claimed a 4-0 win over Aston Villa.

 

Cyriel Dessers: The Belgian-born forward saw his penalty hit the woodwork as his Heracles Almelo side came from behind to claim a 4-2 win over RKC Waalwijk.

 

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