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Get in! Nigerian players light up Europe with goals

It was a wonderful weekend of football for Nigerians plying their trades across Europe as some of them were on song for their various clubs. give you in detail some of the players who scored goals for their various clubs and the performances of other players in other leagues across Europe.

Taye Taiwo

The long forgotten Super Eagles left back who now play for HJK Helsinki in Finland was on song on Sunday, he scored his club’s only goal has they defeated IFK Mariehamn in the League Cup.

Taye Taiwo

Chuba Akpom

It was wonderful day in the office for Akpom, who bagged a hat-trick for Hull City as they defeated Bury 3-1 to advance to the FA Cup 5th round where they’ll play Arsenal.

Chuba Akpom

Sone Aluko who also play for Hull City gave a good account of himself for 85min before he was substituted for Maguire.

Kelechi Iheanacho

The Nigerian wonderkid was on rampage as he scored his first Manchester City in their 4-0 dismantling of Aston Villa at Villa Park. His hat-trick is the 3rd by any Manchester City player this season.

Manchester have an away trip to Stamford Bridge in the 5th round of the FA Cup.

Odion Jude Ighalo

He came in as a second half substitute for his club and scored the winning and only goal of the game as Watford beat Nottingham Forest to set up a 5th round tie with Leeds United.

Odion Ighalo has scored 10 goals in his last 15 competitive appearances for Watford.

Peter Osaze Odemwingie

The fit again Nigerian striker was on the pitch for 75 min as Stoke City  lost narrowly to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

Victor Moses

Victor Moses played for 70 min as West Ham played out a goalless draw with Liverpool at Anfield to force a reply at Boleyn Ground.

Alex Iwobi

Alex Iwobi impressed Arsene Wenger and Arsenal fans alike, as he put up a wonderful display in his sides 2-1 victory over Burnley.


Joseph Akpala

Joseph Akpala was a 2nd half substitute as his Oostende side was held to a 3-3 drew at home by Peruwelz.

Saviour Godwin the other Nigerian in the team was an unused sub.

Onyinye Ndidi

Onyinye Ndidi played for 90 as his side defeated Michael Olaitan’s Kortrijk 1 nil. While Ndidi played the entire match and gave another solid display, Michael Olaitan was a second half substitute and couldn’t help his side as they lost to Genk at Cristal Arena.

Kim Ojo

Kim Ojo was an unused sub as his club OH LEUVEN lost at home to STANDARD LIÈGE.

Simon Moses

Simon Moses who recently renewed his contract with Gent, played for 75 min as his side increased their lead at the top of Belgium Pro League Table.

Isaac Success

Isaac Success played 90 minutes for Granada in their 1 nil defeat to the Yellow Submarines in a keenly contested tie.



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