Mikel, Onuachu score as Nigerian players participate in European Club competitions


Fans and Nigerian players had mixed feelings about this midweek’s European football (Uefa Champions League and Europa League).

For Onuachu it was a dream come true although, his goal broke the heart of Manchester United fans globally, Mikel accepted that PSG’s first goal was his fault but optimistic his club can qualify for the next round.

In case you missed out on their performances both in the Uefa Champions League and Europa League, www.sportsration.com gives a snippet of information about the Nigerian players who were involved.

John Obi Mikel (Chelsea FC)

Mikel scored a beauty as Chelsea lost to PSG in France, it was his 6th goals in 356 games for Chelsea.

Though he deflected into his net PSG’s first goal he made amends with his goal and a general good display.

obi goal

Simon Moses (Gent)

Simon Moses shook off a knock he had in the weekend to play for the Belgium champions, but his direct runs and foot works couldn’t save his club as they lost to Wolfsburg 2-3 at home. He was on the pitch for 61mins before his substitution.

Simon felt he could have done better has he was seen on camera explaining to his colleague on the bench what went wrong.

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Ebere Paul Onuachu, Rilwan Hassan (Midtyylland)

Ebere Paul Onuachu

Scored the winner as Midtyylland beat Manchester United 2-1. It was his 2nd goal of the season


Rilwan Hassan

The midfielder played for 65min before he was replaced by M. Ureña on 67min .

Kehinde Fatai (Sparta Praha)

Kehinde Fatai, the attacking midfielder played for 89min as his club sneaked one past Krasnodor. The Nigerian has been in fine form for Sparta Praha scoring 8 in all competition this season.

Brown Ideye (Olympiakos)

Brown Ideye fired blank again but was on the pitch for the entire game as his side lost to Imoh Ezekiel’s Anderlecht in Belgium. Imoh was an unused sub.



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