EiE: Ndidi scores, Omeruo impresses, Chukwueze underwhelms

EiE: Ndidi scores, Omeruo impresses, Chukwueze underwhelms

Defensive midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi had a quiet game at the weekend but still found the back of the net for his English Premier League side, Leicester City.

Here is a recap of his performance and other Super Eagles players, most of who suffered defeats with their European clubs.

Ndidi and his compatriot at Leicester, Kelechi Iheanacho, were at home to Southampton, but only the former Genk man featured for the Foxes, scoring their only consolidation goal in a 2-1 defeat.

Ndidi, who won hundred percent of this tackles, played from start to finish with Iheanacho on the bench throughout.

It was also a bad day at the office for Arsenal and Alex Iwobi, who were narrowly defeated at the Olympic stadium by their hosts, West Ham United.

It was a local derby but despite their lacklustre performance, only Iwobi came out with any form of credibility in their 1-0 loss to the Hammers.

He created two scoring chances, completed six take-ons out of seven attempted while doing bits defensively after winning hundred percent of his tackles and one interception.

At the Amex stadium, yet another Super Eagle and his team suffered defeat, this time it was Oyinbo Wall member, Leon Balogun.

Balogun only had a watching brief as league leaders, Liverpool, snatched a slim 1-0 victory to extend their lead at the top of the table.

For Watford and Isaac Success, it was smiles at the end of the day after a 2-1 win at Crystal Palace. The Hornets however achieved that result without their Nigerian forward, Success, who sat on the bench for the duration of the tie.

Still in England but in the second division, Oghenekaro Etebo started on the bench before replacing Sadio Berahino in the second half of his side, Stoke City’s game at Brentford.

He played for 45 minutes as the Potters were taken to the cleaners by their hosts in a 3-1 defeat for Etebo and his mates.

Semi Ajayi was given a midfield role by his manager at Rotherham United, but despite putting in a shift, they lost 1-0 to Ipswich Town.

Ajayi won seven aerial duels, hundred percent of this tackles but they were just not enough to guarantee them at least a point.

In the Ligue 1, the sweet footed Samuel Kalu followed up his brilliant display and goal for Bordeaux in the cup in mid week with yet another impressive personal performance.

Playing from start to finish, Kalu was lively for his side, but despite being in his creative best, with three scoring chances created for his team mates, they failed to take any as their hosts, Nice, ran out 1-0 winners.

Kalu was booked in that encounter for cynical foul, and it was his third yellow of the season.

Of the Super Eagles contingent in the Spanish La Liga, only defender, Kenneth Omeruo stood out and celebrated a win.

Wonderkid, Samuel Chukwueze missed a big chance at the weekend to register his third La Liga goal of the season in their defeat at home to Getafe.

He was on for 57 minutes, and created just a chance while completing two of three attempted dribbles.

Elsewhere in La Liga, Omeruo continued to enjoy himself and put in another solid display for his club. Omeruo’s hundred percent of tackles and aerial duels won, with one interception led Leganes to a clean sheet and win at home to SD Huesca.

It was his 12th game of the campaign, and he was on for the 90.

Moses Simon‘s time in Levante has seen him struggle for game time, and it was a similar story at the weekend as they lost to Atletico Madrid with the Nigerian on the bench throughout.

Francis Uzoho, Elche
Uzoho watched from the bench as Elche kept a clean sheet following a 1-0 victory over Gimnastic in the Segunda division.

John Ogu‘s Hapoel Beer Sheva suffered a 0-2 loss at home to Maccabi Haifa with their Nigerian import, Ogu on from start to finish.

Ola Aina, Torino

Aina’s Torino were dumped out of the Italian cup despite playing at home. Aina featured for 88minutes as Fiorentina saw them off with a 0-2 win.

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