Nigeria Football

Nigerians Abroad: Chukwueze, Ighalo, Osimhen, Awoniyi on target; Aina assists, Awaziem, Okechukwu, Umar, Simon and Iwobi involved

Nigerian attackers continue to shine abroad as Victor Osimhen, Taiwo Awoniyi, Odion Jude Ighalo, and Samuel Chukwueze found the back of the net for their respective clubs while returning Ola Aina set up a goal.

Taiwo Awoniyi (Royal Excel Mouscron)

Taiwo Awoniyi continue to bang in goal for fun in Belgium after rescuing his 9-man Mouscron from a home loss to St. Truiden on Sunday.

Taiwo Awoniyi scored the equalising goal in the 1-1 draw to increase his tally to seven goals, two assists in just eight games played for Mouscron.

Odion Jude Ighalo (Shanghai Shenhua)

Odion Igahlo opened his goal scoring account for Shanghai Shenhua in their 2-1 loss to Hebei CFFC on Sunday.

The former Changchun Yatai captain who scored 21 goals in 28 league games last season showed why he is one of the prolific strikers in China with his strike.

Victor Osimhen (Charleroi)

Wolfsburg loanee Victor Osimhen was on the scorers chart as Charleroi secured a 2-1 away win against Antwerp on Sunday.

Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal)

Nigerian sensation Samuel Chukwueze came off the bench to help Villarreal beat Levante 2-0 at the Ciutat de Valencia Stadium on Sunday.

He was involved in Villarreal’s first goal in the 91st minute before curling home his effort in the 95th minute of the game.

Simon Moses (Levante)

Simon Moses could only watch as his compatriot, Samuel Chukwueze stole the show at the Ciutat de Valencia Stadium on Sunday.

He was on for the entire duration of the game as Levante were beaten 2-0 by Villarreal.

Ola Aina (Torino)

Chelsea loanee Olaoluwa Aina came off the bench to set up the winning goal in Torino’s 2-1 away win against Frosinone on Sunday.

After missing out in Torino’s easy 3-0 win against Chievo Verona, Ola Aina assisted a goal less than 15 minutes when he came to fire Torino to 4th position on Serie A table.

Chidozie Awaziem, Okechukwu Azubuike and Aminu Umar (Rizespor)

All three Nigerian players were on for Rizespor as they put three past Kayserispor on Sunday.

Chidozie Awaziem and Azubuike Okechukwu were on for the entire duration of the game but Aminu Umar was taken off in the second half.

Alex Iwobi (Arsenal)

Alex Iwobi came on in Arsenal’s comfortbale 2-0 win against Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

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