• Agharaye Tseyi

Weekend round up of Nigerian players around the globe


Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi maintained his impressive form for Leicester City who defeated Burnley 2-1 in their Premier League clash at the King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon, Ndidi played the entire 90 minutes Leicester came back from a goal down to win.

Ndidi has made nine Premier League appearances for Leicester City this season and has hit the back of the net twice.

His international teammate, Kelechi Iheanacho was not listed for action by Leicester City for the game.

Iheanacho is yet to make a league appearance for the Foxes this term.

At the Villa Park, Leon Balogun was not in the match day squad as Brighton & Hove Albion suffered a 2-1 loss to Aston Villa.

Balogun, who is yet to feature in the league for Brighton this season has made the match day squad once since the start of the campaign.

Alex Iwobi started for Everton as the try to put a run of poor form behind them, Everton played home to West Ham and Everton came out 2 nil winners as a hard fought battle went the way of the Toffees.

Alex Iwobi played 86 minutes before he was substituted, Iwobi played well and impressed as he was given a standing ovation when he left the pitch

Isaac Success was missing through injury in Watford’s 1-1 away draw against Tottenham Hotspur.

Success has featured twice in the league for Watford this season.


Samuel Chuwkueze came on the bench for the last 10 minutues as Villarreal secured an away victory away to Espanyol.

The match ended 1 nil as Villarreal moved up to 6th on the table with 14 points from 9 LA LIGA games.

Kenneth Omeruo returned to Leganes starting lineup and completed 90 minutes in Leganes away game against Getafe on Saturday at Coliseum Alfonso Perez.

The game ended 2-0 in the favor of Getafe as Leganes lackluster performance to LA LIGA this season continues.

Omeruo who missed Nigeria’s international friendly game with Brazil last Sunday was booked by the referee after rough tackle.

His compatriot Chidozie Awaziem was unused substitute in the game.

Leganes are occupying the bottom position of the log with two points from nine matches played.


Nigeria’s rave on the moment Victor Osimhen fired blank in Lille’s 2-1 defeat to Toulouse in French Ligue 1 fixture on Saturday.

Osimhen spearheaded the Christopher Galtier’s men attack at the Stadium de Toulouse as the visitors fail to perform away from home again.

Osimhen who was recently named French Ligue 1 player of month of September failed to add to his seven Ligue 1 goal tally on the night.

Samuel Kalu played 54 minutes before he was substituted in Bordeaux lost to ST Etienne, Kalu who was unavailable for Nigeria in the last Super Eagles Game against Brazil was not on his best games.

Kalu has made 10 Ligue one apperances scoring 2 goals


Former Nigeria forward Odion Ighalo netted the winner as Shanghai Shenhua came back from a goal down to beat Dalian Yifang 2-1 at home in their Chinese Premier League clash on Sunday,

It was Ighalo’s eighth goal in 13 league appearances for the club this season.

The former Watford striker found the back of the net in the 38th minute and his side successfully defended the lead in the remaining part of the game.

The win boosted Shanghai Shenhua’s hopes of escaping the drop with four remaining until the end of the campaign.


It was a bad day at in the office for Paul Onuachu and Stephen Odey as Genk lost 1-0 on the road to Standard Liege in a Jupiler League match on Saturday.

Onuachu was handed a cameo, coming on as a 87th minute substitute, while Odey was an unused substitute.

The defeat was a temporary setback for the League champions in their title defence charge.

The Super Eagles forward has scored four goals in five appearances for Genk since joining from Danish side FC Midtjylland.


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