Super Eagles players returned to their respective clubs after a very successful international break, but were outshone by compatriots, Paul Onuachu and Victor Osimihen.
Here is a recap of performances from those of them based in Europe at weekend.
In England, only Oghenekaro Etebo’s Stoke City was in action but without the all-action midfielder playing a part in their 1-0 defeat to Birmingham City. Etebo was not listed for that tie.
Samuel Kalu, Bordeaux
- Advertisement -
Kalu failed to inspire his Ligue 1 outfit, Bordeaux despite playing for over an hour as Montpellier defeated them 2-0.
Samuel Kalu remplace Jimmy Briand à la 62e minute #MHSCFCGB pic.twitter.com/mWTHVc0odR
— FC Girondins de Bordeaux (@girondins) October 21, 2018
Jamilu Collins, Paderborn
The talented left back played for 90minutes and helped his German second division side to a clean sheet after their goalless affair with Union Berlin.
John Ogu, Hapoel Beer Sheva
Defensive midfielder, Ogu was on from start to finish, helping his side to a comfortable 2-0 victory over Hapoel Raanana.
William Troost-Ekong, Udinese
An unforgettable day for Troost-Ekong and his Serie A side, Udinese, who were at the receiving end of a 3-0 pounding at home to SSC Napoli with Ekong on from start to finish.
Ola Aina, Torino
Aina was an unused substitute in Torino’s entertaining 2-2 draw with Bologna.
Joel Obi, Chievo Verona
Obi was not listed as Chievo suffered a humiliating 5-1 demolition in the hands of Atalanta.
Simy Nwankwo, Crotone
The lanky striker, Simy, played for 20minutes after coming on as a 70th minute substitute as his side secured a 2-1 win over Calcio Padova in the Italian Serie B.
Moses Simon, Levante
Simon was a spectator, watching from the bench for 90minutes as Levante left Bernabeu with all three points following a famous 2-1 win over giants, Real Madrid.
Kenneth Omeruo, Leganes
Omeruo lasted 70 minutes in Leganes’ 1-1 draw at Valencia. Leganes were leading 0-1 when the on loan Chelsea star was substituted for Raul Garcia with 20 minutes left to play.
Francis Uzoho, Elche
Goalkeeper Uzoho kept his first clean sheet of the season as Elche ensured Malaga left as they arrived, without a point, after a 2-0 victory. Uzoho was on from start to finish.
Bryan Idowu, Lokomotiv Moscow
Idowu was an unused substitute as Lokomotiv defeated FC Rostov 2-1.
Henry Onyekuru, Galatasaray & Shehu Abdullahi, Bursaspor
It was Onyekuru’s Galatasaray against Abdullahi’s Bursaspor at the weekend but both sides were without their Nigerian imports in a game that ended 1-1.
Onyekuru was not listed by his side, while Abdullahi’s absence may be as a result of the injury he picked up while on international duty with Nigeria.
Meanwhile, with Super Eagles players failing to really impress, two of their compatriots put on solid displays for their respective clubs in Denmark and Belgium as our Bonus section makes a return.
Charleroi's head coach Felice Mazzu and Charleroi's Victor Osimhen celebrate during a soccer game between Sporting Charleroi and SV Zulte Waregem, Sunday 21 October 2018 in Charleroi, on the eleventh day of the 'Jupiler Pro League' Belgian soccer champio… https://t.co/qSqLR3Vwuq pic.twitter.com/KNDioGH4hv
— Bruno Fahy (@BrunoFahy) October 21, 2018
Paul Onuachu of Midtylland and Victor Osimhen of Belgian side,
Both forwards were in superb form, Onuachu took his tally for the season to seven goals after he netted a brilliant hattrick for his side in their 4-1 win over Nordsjaelland.
He has now been involved in 13goals (10goals and three assists) in 18 appearances.
For Osimhen, he helped himself to a brace in Sporting Charleroi’s 3-2 victory over Zulte Waregem. Those goals mean the 19-year-old has now scored four goals in just six outings.