With the back-to-back clashes with Libya on the horizon, most Super Eagles players enjoyed some game time on the pitch at their respective clubs.
Here is a round up of how those in Europe did for their clubs at the weekend before flying out for national assignment.
Leon Balogun, Brighton & Hove Albion
It was more time on the bench for Balogun, however, who is set to arrive the Super Eagles camp looking quite rusty due to limited game time at his English club, Brighton. He spent another 90minutes on the bench as the Seagulls picked all three points for the first time in months with a 1-0 won over West Ham United.
Wilfred Ndidi & Kelechi Iheanacho, Leicester City
A bad day at the office it was for Leicester City and their Nigerian duo of Ndidi and Iheanacho. The Foxes suffered a 1-2 defeat to their visitors, Everton, at the King Power stadium.
— Leicester City (@LCFC) October 6, 2018
While both players started the game, it was only Ndidi who finished the tie with Iheanacho playing for 67minutes.
Alex Iwobi, Arsenal
Iwobi continued his recent good form for Arsenal and played for 67minutes as the Gunners made it nine consecutive wins with a 5-1 demolition of Fulham at Craven Cottage.
Iwobi completed four dribbles before he was replaced by Aaron Ramsey with Arsenal 2-1 ahead.
Oghenekaro Etebo, Stoke City
In the English second division, Etebo put in a man of the match performance to help his Stoke City side to a hard-fought 1-0 win at Norwich City. Etebo, who was booked in the 83rd minute, completed that game with two key passes and interceptions
Samuel Kalu, Bordeaux
Kalu came off the bench and played for 23minutes, picking up a yellow card as Bordeaux flew past Nantes 3-0.
Jamilu Collins, Paderborn
It was another 90minutes for 24-year-old left back, Collins, whose helped his German second division side, Paderborn, to yet another victory. Paderborn defeated Ingolstadt 2-1.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 7, 2018
William Troost-Ekong, Udinese
Ekong started and finished their game at weekend but ended on the losing side as Serie A champions, Juventus proved too strong for them in a 2-0 defeat for Ekong’s Udinese. He won’t five duels in that game, his eighth of the season.
Ola Aina, Torino
Aina’s loan move to Italy goes to go well for him and on Saturday played for Torino in their 3-2 win over Frosinone. Aina, who returns to the Super Eagles for the game against Libya, played for 65minutes.
John Ogu, Hapoel Beer Sheva
Ogu was on from start to finish as his Israeli champions, Beer Sheva, thrashed Maccabi Petach Tivkva 4-1.
Chidozie Awaziem, FC Porto
Youthful Awaziem was a spectator in Porto’s 1-0 loss to arch rivals, Benfica. He is yet to play a minute for Porto this season.
Bryan Idowu, Lokomotiv Moscow
It was a return to winning ways for Lokomotiv Moscow, who defeated city rivals, CSKA 1-0 without their Nigerian defender, Idowu, who watched for the duration of the game on the bench.
Moses Simon, Levante
Simon returned to the bench and watched from there for the duration of the match as Levante enjoyed a 1-0 win at Getafe.
Kenneth Omeruo, Leganes
Solace finally came for Chelsea’s on loan defender, Omeruo, who made his La Liga debut for Leganes. He came on in the 29th minute for the injured Unai Bustinza and helped hisndide to not just their first win since August but clean sheet as well.
Francis Uzoho, Elche
Goalkeeper, Uzoho also watched from the bench as Elche secured a 2-1 victory at home to Lugo.
Henry Onyekuru, Galatasaray
Onyekuru was caged once again as Galatasaray secured 0-1 win at Antalyaspor. He played for 85minutes.
Shehu Abdullahi, Bursaspor
The returning fullback, Abdullahi, was on from start to finish helping his Turkish side, Bursaspor, to a narrow 1-0 home win against Ankaragucu.
Ogenyi Onazi, Trabzonspor
Super Eagles vice captain has become a main stay in his club, and on Sunday, starred from start to finish in his eight game of the season, with his side going on to seal a 3-1 win at Akhisarspor.