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Nigerians Abroad: How players fared with their clubs

Wilfred Ndidi and Demarai Gray

A look at how some Nigerian players fared with their clubs in Europe.

Nigerian players, as usual, were in action for their respective clubs in Europe over the weekend.  We look at how they fared.


We start from England where Super Eagles star Wilfred Ndidi was named Man of the Match as Leicester City grabbed a vital three points away at Newcastle United. Ndidi played all 90 minutes and made one assist as the Foxes won 3-2 in a thrilling game.


Kelechi Iheanacho was an unused substitute for Leicester City while Ahmed Musa was not listed at all.

In Watford, Isaac Success returned from an injury lay-off to make the bench as they lost 1-0 away at Burnley.

Victor Moses was introduced in the 55th minute as Chelsea were beaten 1-0 away at West Ham.


In the Championship Ola Aina played all through as Hull City beat Brentford 3-2.


In Germany, former Golden Eaglets striker Victor Osimhen was a late-minute substitute for Wolfsburg in a 0-0 draw against Hamburg.

Nigerian-born defender Felix Uduokhai played all 90-minutes for Wolfsburg.


Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun returned from injury to play 90 minutes in Mainz 05’s 2-2 draw away at Leipzig.


In Netherlands, Batholomew Ogbeche continued with his impressive form, scoring in Willem II’s 1-1 home draw to NAC Breda. That was the fourth consecutive league game that the former Nigeria international has scored.


Super Eagles right-back Tyronne Ebuehi returned from a suspension to help ADO Den Haag to a 3-2 win away at FC Twente.

Arsenal loanee Kelechi Nwakali played 67 minutes for VVV-Venlo in their entertaining 2-2 draw away to SC Heerenveen.


Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong played all 90 minutes as Bursaspor were beaten 1-0 by giants Fenerbahce.

Kenneth Omeruo and Samuel Eduok started for Kasimpasa as they lost 3-0 away to Trabzonspor that had Ogenyi Onazi.


Yeni Malatyaspor had two Nigerians, Azubuike Okechukwu and Sincere Seth in action in their 3-2 home defeat to Goztepe. Okechukwu was on for 90 minutes while Seth was a second-half substitute.

Raheem Lawal was in action for Osmanlispor in their 3-0 home win over Alanyaspor.


Orji Okonkwo was a 73rd-minute substitute for Bologna in their 2-1 loss away at AC Milan.


Nigeria international forward Henry Onyekuru scored a goal which was not enough for Anderlecht as they lost 3-1 to Sporting Charleroi.


Joseph Akpala was a second-half substitute for Oostende who lost 1-0 at home to KV Mechelen while Uche Agbo was in action but could not help Standard Liege as they lost 3-1 away to Waasland-Beveren.

Taiwo Awoniyi played all 90 minutes in Royal Excel Mouscron’s 1-0 lost to Royal Antwerp.

Moses Simon and Simon Kalu were in action for Gent in their 2-1 loss to Kortrijk. The Nigerian players were subbed in the second half while Abdul Ajagun was in action for Kortrijk.

Dennis Bonaventure was a 73rd-minute substitute for Club Brugge who beat Lokeren 3-1.


Alhassan Ibrahim played 73 minutes for Austria Wien in their 1-0 loss away at Altach.



Former MFM FC goalscorer Stephen Odey scored his first goal for FC Zurich in their 2-1 home loss to Luzern


In Cyprus, Super Eagles star Abdullahi Shehu was on for 90 minutes in Anorthosis’ 2-1 win over Alki Oroklinis.


Brian Idowu and Fegor Ogude were in action for Amkar in their 3-1 win over FC Krasnodar.

CSKA Moscow suffered a 3-0 loss to Spartak Moscow with Aaron Samuel on the bench while Sylvester Igboun was on for 90 minutes as FC Ufa who lost 1-0 to FC Rostov.

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