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Francis Amuzu: He was on or 82 minutes for Anderlecht before been replaced by Kenny Saief in their goalless draw at home to Saint-Truidense.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