EiE: Iheanacho on target, Ogu, Nwakaeme claim third title

EiE: Iheanacho on target, Ogu, Nwakaeme claim third title

With the world cup just less than a month away, Super Eagles players seem to be finding form at the right moment, after another good week for some of them.

England
Kelechi Iheanacho & Wilfred Ndidi, Leicester City

Iheanacho scored for the second consecutive week as Leicester and Tottenham engaged in a nine-goal thriller at Wembley.

It was a back-to-back start for the ex-Man City forward, who followed up his goal against Arsenal last week with a superb effort from range to put the Foxes 3-1 up against Spurs.

It was his third of the season, but wasn’t enough as they eventually lost 5-4.

Meanwhile, Iheanacho’s national teammate at the club, Wilfred Ndidi, missed the game due to a hamstring injury.

Alex Iwobi, Arsenal
Iwobi started Arsene Wenger’s last game as Arsenal’s manager, and lasted for 72minutes.

The 22-year-old playmaker had an average game before he was replaced by Ainsley Maitland-Niles with 18minutes left to play.

Victor Moses, Chelsea
Victor Moses and his Chelsea team mates ended the season the way they started, with defeat.

Moses started and finished the game as the Blues were beaten 3-0 by Newcastle United at St. James’ Park.

France
Chidozie Awaziem, Nantes

Porto’s on-loan defender, Chidozie Awaziem, missed his side’s penultimate game of the season.

Awaziem was an unused substitute as Nantes defeated their hosts, Angers, 2-0.

Germany
Leon Balogun, Mainz 05

The ‘Oyibo Wall’ member was expectedly missing as Mainz tackled Werder Bremen in the last Bundesliga match of the season. Balogun is still recovering from a rib problem, so missed his side’s 1-2 loss at home.

Italy
Joel Obi, Torino

Obi was not listed in Torino’s 2-1 victory over SPAL at home in the Serie A. Obi was substituted in the draw last week against AC Milan, despite coming on as a second half substitute with an injury.

Spain
Oghenekaro Etebo, Las Palmas

Etebo and Las Palmas continued their free fall, after losing their fourth game in the last five games.Their latest defeat came at Municipal du Ipurua, where they lost 1-0 to Eibar.

However, Etebo watched from the bench this time, while compatriot, Imoh Ezekiel was a second half substitute.

Belgium
Simon Moses, Gent

Simon Moses was the hero for his Belgian side, as they defeated Anderlecht 1-0 in the Belgian championship playoffs. Moses scored the only goal in the second half to give his side a hard-fought victory over the defending champions.

He was later replaced in the 90th minute, with fellow Nigerian, Anderson Esiti, lasting the duration of the game.

Uche Agbo, Standard Liege
Versatile midfielder, Uche Agbo returned to Liege’s starting team, and put up an above average performance. Agbo played for the entire game, as his side shared the spoils with their visitors, Club Brugge, who held them to a 1-1 draw.

Israel
John Ogu & Anthony Nwakaeme, Hapoel Beer Sheva

It was third time lucky for the duo of John Ogu and Nwakaeme, who were on from start to finish for their Israeli side, Beer Sheva at home.

Despite a 1-0 loss to Maccabi Tel Aviv, both players and their team claimed a third consecutive domestic title.

Netherlands
Tyronne Ebuehi, ADO Den Haag

Fullback, Ebuehi missed ADO’s Europa League classifying game against Vitesse. The Dutch-born remains out with an injury, which has seen him out for over two weeks.

Turkey
Kenneth Omeruo, Kasimpasa

2013 AFCON winner, Omeruo, started on the bench before coming on just before half time in Kasimpasa’s home defeat of Genclerbirligi. The on loan Chelsea defender replaced Bernard Mensah on the 37th minute of their 3-0 win.

William Troost-Ekong, Mikel Agu, Shehu Abdullahi, Bursaspor and Ogenyi Onazi, Trabzonspor

It was the battle of Nigerians in Turkey, as Bursaspor hosted Trabzonspor.

The trio of Troost-Ekong, Shehu and Onazi started the game for their respective teams, all but Troost-Ekong finished the game, with the ex-Spurs man playing for 83minutes.

The match ended 3-1 in favour of Onazi’s Trabzonspor, with Shehu the only Nigerian booked, while the other Nigerian, Mikel Agu, watched on from the bench.

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