Eagles In Europe: Omeruo, Moses, Awoniyi, Agbo amongst the goals

Another weekend for Super Eagles players at their European clubs. Here is a wrap of what went down, we kick off with some good news from England, where BBC African player of the year nominee, Victor Moses was spotted at Anfield.


Winger, Victor Moses, returned to the Chelsea match day squad, after an injury layoff. But the versatile wing forward played no part in the Blues’ 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Anfield, as he was an unused substitute.

Alex Iwobi, Arsenal

After starting on the bench for Arsenal in recent times, Iwobi returned to the starting line-up for the trip to Turf Moor, where he played for just over an hour as the Gunners laboured to a 1-0 win over Burnley courtesy of an Alexis Sanchez’s stoppage time penalty.

Ola Aina, Hull City

It was an above average performance for Ola Aina, who was on from start to finish as the Tigers’ search for a first win in five games continued.

Hull City let a two goal lead slip, as Bristol City came back to score three goals via Aden Flint, Bobby Reid and Josh Brownhill.

Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho and Ahmed Musa, Leicester City

Earlier on Friday, when Leicester City took on West Ham United at the Olympic Stadium, only Ndidi featured in their 1-1 draw with the Hammers.

Iheanacho was an unused substitute, while Musa was for the umpteenth time not listed at all.


Chidozie Awaziem, Nantes

Following his performance at the capital last week, defender, Awaziem, dropped to the bench for the trip to Rennes.

The 21-year-old, however, came on for Jules Iloki after the hour mark, with Nantes already 1-0 down before they went on to lose 2-1, for the second consecutive weekend.


Leon Balogun. Mainz 05

German born centre back, Balogun, missed Mainz’s 2-1 loss to Freiburg, as he wasn’t listed due to a broken hand injury.


Olarenwaju Kayode, Girona

Manchester City’s on loan striker, Kayode, for a second successive week saw zero minutes as Girona held their host, Real Betis, to a 2-2 draw.

Elsewhere, Austria based forward, Alhassan Ibrahim was a second half substitute as his club side, Austria Wien, returned to winning ways with a 2-1 defeat of Wolfsberger. Ibrahim played for 20 minutes after he came on for Jin-Hyun Lee.

In Cyprus, right back, Shehu Abdullahi lasted the 90 as Anorthosis were held to a 1-1 draw at home by AEL Limassol.

Chidiebere Nwakali’s Sogndal recorded a rare win with the Man City loanee back in the team in Norway.

After missing last weekend’s draw with Stabaek, Nwakali returned to Sogndal’s starting team for the game again Valerenga with a bang.

He scored a beautiful free kick, as the relegation threatened side defeated their visitors 5-2, before he was replaced with four minutes left to play.

In Holland’s Eredivisie, it was a day to forget for defender, Tyronne Ebuehi, who saw red in ADO Den Haag’s 2-0 loss at Vitesse.

After an impressive performance the last time, the 21-year-old cost his team dearly, as they were still playing goalless when he picked up two yellow cards in the space of a minute before ADO went on to lose 2-0.


Henry Onyekuru, Anderlecht

While he was on from start to finish, Onyekuru wasn’t amongst the scorers as Belgian champions, Anderlecht, put five past Kortrijk.


The Everton loanee, who has scored seven goals this season, was however booked in the 26th minute.

Uche Agbo, Standard Liege

Game time may be difficult to come by him in the national team, but at his club, Uche Agbo is an important fabric.


On Sunday, the former Granada utility player, marked his 16th game of the season for Liege with a goal, his first of the season, in their 2-0 win away at Genk.

Simon Moses, Gent

On Friday, Gent recorded a 3-1 win over Royal Excel Mouscron,with Moses scoring the opener via a penalty before providing the assist for the second, after another Nigerian, Taiwo Awoniyi, had equalised for the visitors.

These two weren’t the only Nigerians on parade, as Anderson Esiti, and Simon Kalu, who played for 76minutes, all featured for the home side, Gent.


William Troost-Ekong, Mikel Agu, Bursaspor

It was another good weekend for Troost-Ekong and Agu’s Bursaspor, as they came out unscathed, following their 2-1 home win against Karabukspor.

While Troost-Ekong had a spotless game at the heart of the defence, though he could do nothing about the goal they conceded, his compatriot at the club, Agu, was expectedly missing due to an injury.

Elsewhere in the Super Lig, Ogenyi Onazi lasted just 46minutes in Trabzonspor’s 2-1 win over Elderson Echiejile’s Sivasspor. Echiejile was on the bench.

At the Recep Tayyip Erdogan Stadyumu, the good form of Kenneth Omeruo’s Kasimpasa continued, as they recorded their fourth win on five games, with Omeruo particularly impressive.

Kasimpasa defeated Konyaspor 2-1, with two Nigerians on target. Former Dolphins of Port Harcourt wide forward, Emem Eduok, opened the scoring, before Omeruo sealed the win with a late effort.


It was Omeruo’s first of the season, while Eduok recorded his fourth.

Finally, in the Russian Premier division, Bryan Idowu was conspicuously missing in Amkar Perm’s 2-1 win against Dinamo Moscow.

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