Anthony Nwakaeme

Anthony Nwakaeme might have put his early season struggle away when he scored his third goal in 2 games, while Joel Obi made a goals-scoring return from injury.

There were also goals for Osaze Anthony Ideki, Mikel Agu and Joseph Akpala.

In our usual manner, brings you up to speed on Nigerian players abroad’s performances over the past weekend.


Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho and Ahmed Musa: Despite scoring his first goal in the Caraboa Cup, Kelechi Ihenacho could only feature for one minute as Leicester City beat Everton 2-0.

Wilfred Ndidi was on for the entire duration while Musa was again missing for what is now becoming a norm for the attacker.

Alex Iwobi: The Super Eagles attacker was on the bench for the entire duration as Arsenal beat Swansea city 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium.

Ola Aina: He was on from start to finish as Hull City lost at home to Nottingham Forrest 3-2.


Ibrahim Alhassan: The former Akwa United midfielder was on for all 90 minutes as Austria Vienna drew 2-2 away at LASK Linz, with Alhassan picking up a yellow card in the match.


Joseph Akpala: He scored his first goal of the season as Oostende beat Lokeren 3-0.

The striker opened scoring in the 6th minute before being substituted in the 70th minute.

Henry Onyekuru: The Nigeria striker was unlucky not to get on the score sheet after his goal was ruled in for an own goal as Anderlecht defeated KAS Eupen which happened to be the striker’s former club.

Henry was on for 83 minute as the game ended 2-3 in favour of Anderlecht.

Moses Simon, Anderson Esiti and Samuel Kalu: The trio of Simon, Anderson and Kalu all started for Gent as they lost 2-1 away at Sporting Charleroi.

Abdul Ajagun: The Nigerian international was on for all 90 minutes as his side Kortrijk drew goalless at home to Genk

Dennis Emmanuel Bonaventure: The 19- year- old was unable to add to his 5 league goals as he saw 53 minutes of action as Club Brugge continued their impressive start to the season with a 4-1 home win against St. Truidense VV.

Taiwo Awoniyi: The Super Eagles forward saw 30 minutes of action as his club Royal Excel Mouscron drew 2-2 with Royal Antwerp.

The striker was also yellow-carded in the encounter.

Peter Olayinka: The Nigerian international got an assist for Zulte Waregem as they ended a run of 6 games without a win when they beat KV Mechelen 2-1 at home.

Uche Agbo: Uche Agbo was on from start to finish as he played in the midfield for Standard Liege in their 3-1 over Waasland Beveren.


Odion Ighalo: The Super Eagles’ striker Odion was on for all 90 minutes but could not add to his 15 goals tally as Chagchun Yatai beat Chongqing Dangdai 3-1.

Mikel Obi: The Super Eagles captain was in action for the entire duration as Tianjin Teda fell 3-2 away to Guangzhou R&F.


Abdullahi Shehu: The Super Eagles’ right back saw 90 minutes of action in the Cyprus league as his side Anorthosis held Omonia to a 1-1 draw.


Paul Onuachu and Rilwan Hassan: The Nigerian striker was on for 78 minutes as 10-men Midtjylland drew 2-2 away to Lyngby who also featured Nigeria’s Kim Ojo.

Fellow Nigerian Rilwan Hassan was not listed for the encounter.


Gbolahan Salami and Gabriel Rueben: Gabriel Ruben was on from start to finish while Salami was introduced in the 69th minute as KuPS Kupio won 3-1 away at PS Kemi.


Chidozie Awaziem: The Super Eagles’ defender was on from start to finish as Nantes were beaten 1-0 by Dijon in the French league.


Leon Balogun: The Super Eagles’ defender was named on the bench after recovering from a cheek injury as his side Mainz drew 1-1 at home to Eintracht Frankfurt.

Balogun is back from a cheek injury
Balogun is back from a cheek injury

Felix Udokhai and Victor Osimhen: The German-born Nigerian young star was on from start to finish as Wolfsburg drew 1-1 away at Schalke 04.

Victor Osimhen was on the bench for the entire 90 minutes.


Tyronne Ebuehi: The Super Eagles’ right-back was on from start to finish but could not save his side Den Hang from losing 2-0 away at Zwolle.

Kelechi Nwakali: He saw 45 minutes of action for VVV Venlo as they were hammered 3-0 by Heracles.


Joel Obi and Sadiq Umar: The former Super Eagles’ midfielder returned from injury with style when he came off the bench to score the winner for Torino in their 2-1 win over Cagliari.

The midfielder now has two goals and one assist in just four games played this season.

Sadiq Umar was on the bench for Torino

Orji Okwonkwo: The Nigerian youngster was on the bench for Italian side Bologna in their 1-0 loss away to AS Roma.


Anthony Nwakaeme and John Ogu:  Nwakaeme scored twice as Hapoel Be’er Sheva came from behind to beat Ashdod SC 3-1 in the Israeli premier league.

The striker has now scored 3 goals in his last 2 games after failing to score in his first four league outings.

John Ogu was on the bench for the entire match duration.


Osaze Odemwingie: The former Super Eagles’ striker scored his 15th goal of the campaign as Madura came from behind to beat Persiba Balikpapan 4-3 in the Indonesia Liga.


Samuel Adegbenro: The Nigeria international was on for all 90 minutes as leaders Rosenborg drew goalless at home to Stabaek.

Anthony Ideki and Shuaibu Lalle Ibrahim: The Nigerian youngster Amscored his second goal of the season as Haugesun lost 2-3 at home to SK Brann.

Ibrahim Lalle also featured in the match.

Chidiebere Nwakali: The Manchester City loanee was on the bench for the entire duration as his club Sogndal were hammered 4-1 by Stromsgodset.

Chidere Ejuke: The 19-year-old Nigerian striker was on for 81 minutes as his side Valerenga lost 1-2 at home to Molde Fk


Oghenekaro Etebo: The Super Eagles midfielder was on for the entire duration as CD Feirense lost 1-0 to Sporting CP.


Aaron Samuel: The Super Eagles striker was on for 58 minutes before being replaced by Vitinho as CSKA Moscow lost 1-0 to Arsenal Tula.


Kayode Olarenwaju: The Super Eagles’ striker saw only 8 minutes of action as Girona shocked champions Real Madrid 2-1 in the Spanish La Liga on Sunday.


Alhaji Gero: The former Kano Pillars attacker was on for 77 minutes but fired blanks for Ostersund in their 4-1 over Elfsborg.


Stephen Odey: Fresh from making his senior debut last week, former MFM striker Stephen Odey was only good for the substitute bench as his side FC Zurich drew goalless with Basel.


Ogenyi Onazi: The Super Eagles’ vice captain was in action for 89 minutes as he helped Trabzonspor to a famous victory over league leaders Galatasaray, thus ending their unbeaten start to the season.

Kenneth Omeruo and Samuel Eduok: The Super Eagles’ defender was on from start to finish while Samuel Eduok returned to the starting lineup for Kasimpasa and grabbed an assist as they beat Goztepe 3-1.

William TroostEkong and Mikel AguSuper Eagles’ midfielder Mikel Agu scored his second goal of the season as Bursaspor thrashed Antalyaspor 4-0 while Troost- Ekong was also in action for Bursaspor as they kept their second consecutive league clean sheet.

Both players were on for 90 minutes.

Umar Aminu, Raheem Lawal and Imoh Ezekiel: The Olympic bronze medallist put in a man of the match display for Osmanlispor as they lost 1-0 away at Konyaspor with Imoh Eziekel seeing four minutes of action for the hosts.

Raheem Lawal was confined to the bench for the entire duration.