EiE: Ndidi on target, Iheanacho hits another double, Shehu makes Bursaspor debut

EiE: Ndidi on target, Iheanacho hits another double, Shehu makes Bursaspor debut

It was a fully packed weekend of football, as clubs once again battled each other for supremacy, with Super Eagles players playing active roles in their respective clubs.

Here is how they performed at the weekend for their European clubs.


Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi & Ahmed Musa, Leicester City

Leicester City booked a place in the fifth round of the FA Cup with a comprehensive 5-1 win against Peterborough, with Iheanacho netting a brace.

It was the second FA Cup game Iheanacho has netted twice, having done so in the third round reply against Fleetwood.

The 21-year-old has now been involved in 10goals in his last nine FA Cup matches (nine goals and one assist).

Also on target was Ndidi, who marked his return to the Foxes’ starting team with a goal, after watching the game against Fleetwood on the bench.

No, Musa was nowhere to be found, as usual, as rumours continue to fly that he could be on his way to Russia side, Zenit St. Petersburg on loan and sincerely, I hope that’s the case.

Ola Aina, Hull City

Fullback, Aina was on from start to finish as Hull City qualified for the next phase of the FA Cup following their 2-1 win against Nottingham Forest.

Aina put up a good performance for the Tigers, but was unable to stop them from conceding a goal.

Victor Moses, Chelsea

He may be an important part of the fabric at Chelsea, but Moses was made to watch from the bench as the Blues routed Newcastle United 3-0 to also book a place in the FA Cup fifth round at Stamford Bridge.


Leon Balogun, Mainz 05

For the second game in a row, Balogun was nowhere to be found as Mainz suffered a 2-0 loss at the BayArena against Bayer Leverkusen.

It’s been difficult fight for a place in the starting XI for the member of the ‘Oyibo Wall’ since his return from an injury.

Victor Oshimen, Wolfsburg

18-year-old Oshimen seems to be winning over those at German side, Wolfsburg, after he was handed a start in the derby against Hannover 96 on Sunday.

Oshimen was on from start to finish, as Wolves picked up a valuable 1-0 win away from home.

In Spain, young goalkeeper, Odinaka Uzoho was on the pitch, as conceded twice as Deportivo II were beaten 2-0 by Real Madrid Castilla.

Meanwhile, in the French Ligue 1, young defender, Chidozie Awaziem was not listed as Nantes claimed their 11th win of the season with a 3-0 demolition of Guingamp.

In the Netherlands, Benfica-bound right back, Tyronne Ebuehi, lasted the 90 as his club side, ADO Den Haag, were blown away 3-1 by champions, Feyenoord.

Veteran striker, Batholomew Ogbeche returned from his injury layoff, but not with a bang this time, as he was expertly caged as Willem II lost to AZ Alkmaar 2-1.

The 33-year-old last the duration of the game, picking up a yellow card.

And in the Israeli League, defending champions, Hapoel Beer Sheva, made it back-to-back wins, following their 3-1 win.over Hapoel Raanana.

Having missed the narrow win against Ironi Akko the last time, midfielder. John Ogu returned to their starting team, playing a pivotal role alongside compatriot and forward, Anthony Nwakaeme, as Be’er Sheva went two points clear at the top of the table.


Moses Simon, Anderson Esiti, Gent

Super Eagles duo of Simon and Esiti were not listed in Gent’s win over Club Brugge, who paraded another Nigerian, Dennis Bonaventure.

However, little known Samuel Kalu was in inspired form for the home side, as he scored and assisted the other in their 2-0 win.

Uche Agbo, Standard Liege

It was an exciting game at Liege, as champions, Anderlecht were held to an entertaining 3-3 draw by Standard Liege. Unfortunately, versatile midfielder, Agbo, was neither on the pitch nor the bench as both sides shared the spoils.


Ogenyi Onazi, Trabzonspor

Vice captain of the Nigerian national side, Onazi, was benched for 90mins as Trabzonspor held Fenerbahce to a 1-1 draw at home.

William Troost-Ekong, Mikel Agu, & Shehu Abdullahi, Bursaspor

It was a day to forget for fullback, Shehu Abdullahi, who was handed his debut in Turkey following his move from Cypriot champions, Anorthosis, early last week.

Alongside national team mates, Troost-Ekong and Agu, they lasted the duration of the game and watched their side fall 3-1 to Alanyaspor.

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