EiE: Mixed fortunes for Onyeka and Sanusi, Aribo scores

EiE: Mixed fortunes for Onyeka and Sanusi, Aribo scores

Eagles in Europe, EiE, can report that it was a weekend of mixed fortunes for two new Super Eagles players, Frank Onyeka and Zaidu Sanusi, while Joe Aribo returned with a bang. 

EiE takes you through a recap of their respective performances from the weekend in Europe, not to forget other Super Eagles stars in the continent.

First up, Onyeka shone like a million stars in midfield for his Danish side, Midtylland in a 2-3 victory at Brondby IF on Saturday. 

Onyeka who made his Super Eagles debut in the last international break covered every blade of the grace to help his side to a hard-earned win. 

The midfielder won the most tackles (4), the most duels (10), made 7 interceptions, and completed 88% of his passes in a very solid midfield performance. 

Meanwhile, for his fellow Super Eagles debutant in the last break, Zaidu Sanusi, it was a weekend to forget for the defender after he was sent off in Porto’s 1-0 win over Gil Vincente in the Portuguese league. 

The left back picked up two yellow cards in the 27th and 74th minute before he was handed his marching orders. 

Elsewhere in Europe, Williams Troost-Ekong played from start to finish as Watford were held to a 1-1 draw at home by their visitors, AFC Bournemouth in the English second division. 

In the Premier League, Alex Iwobi played for 45 minutes  as Everton lost for the first time this season after a 2-0 defeat at St. Mary’s against Southampton on Sunday. 

Another Super Eagle who suffered defeat was Ola Aina, he featured for 90 minutes in a 1-2 home loss handed to him and his club, Fulham by Crystal Palace. 

At the Emirates stadium, Kelechi Iheanacho was an unused player for Leicester City who defeated Arsenal 0-1 thanks to a James Vardy goal. 

His compatriot at the Foxes, Wilfried Ndidi, was expectedly missing in action as he remained out due to an injury which forced him to miss Super Eagles matches. 

In the Italian Serie A, after he registered his first-ever goal for Napoli last weekend, Victor Osimhen fired blank in his clubs 2-1 win over Benevento on Sunday. 

For the Super Eagles in LaLiga, Samuel Chukwueze came off the bench to play for 28 minutes in Villarreal’s goalless affair at Cadiz, while Ramon Azeez‘s Granada defeated Getafe 0-1 away with Azeez not involved due to an injury. 

He may have lost his Super Eagles spot to Sanusi, but Jamilu Collins remains valuable to his German side, Paderborn and was on from start to finish in their 1-1 draw at Sandhusen in the German second division. 

Tyronne Ebuehi picked up a booking in FC Twente’s 2-1 loss at FC Utretch, with Chidozie Awaziem also booked for Boavista in Portugal during their 2-2 draw at Famalicao. 

Scotland based midfielder,  Joe Aribo is back with bang after making a successful return from injury against Livingston on Sunday. 

Aribo who last played for Rangers in the Scottish league back in August because of injury opened the scoring for his side in the 2-0 win that saw them extend their lead at the top of the table by six points. 

Aribo was on the pitch for 75 minutes before he was substituted while his fellow Super Eagles and compatriot, Leon Balogun watched from the bench. 

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