Nigerians Abroad: Leke James, Alex Iwobi on target; Iheanacho, Ighalo uninspiring
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Nigerians Abroad: Leke James, Alex Iwobi on target; Iheanacho, Ighalo uninspiring

Leke James and Alex Iwobi were on target for their clubs during the midweek games while Kelechi Iheanacho and Odion Ighalo were uninspiring for their clubs.

A few of these players were involved for their clubs in cup games while others were in action in Champions League and Europa League qualifiers.

Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City)

Kelechi Iheanacho was not the best player on the pitch as Leicester City suffered a 2-0 loss at home in the Carabao Cup 3rd game to Arsenal.

The former Manchester City striker who hasn’t featured in any league game for The Foxes this season didn’t look a player in great shape in the loss.

He was played on in the early minutes of the game and should have scored but Kelechi Iheanacho fired the ball at Arsenal’s on-rushing goalie.

Throughout the game he was constantly bullied by ‘error prone’ David Luiz.

Odion Ighalo (Manchester United)

Manchester United secured a 3-0 win against Luton in a Carabao Cup tie on Tuesday but no thanks to Odion Ighalo.

The retired Super Eagles strike was one of the poor performing players on the pitch and was criticised on social media throughout the game by most of the people who saw the game.

Maybe the blame should laid on the shoulders of his manager who has not been giving him playing time and on Tuesday he didn’t help himself with his display.

Alex Iwobi (Everton)

In his second game of the season, Alex Iwobi put in a great show as Everton beat Fleetwood 5-2 on Wednesday.

He assisted a goal and scored one to ensure Everton advance into Carabao Cup fourth round.

His performance will sure cool the exit rumours as the Nigerian has been linked with move away from The Goodison Park.

Leke James (Molde)

Nigerian striker Leke James was on target in Molde’s 3-3 home draw against Ferencvaros in a Champions League qualifying game on Wednesday.

The 27-year-old Nigerian who has scored 7 league goals in 13 League games scored Molde’s first goal in the six goal thriller at Aker Stadion.

Tope Adefala

Tope Adefala is an experienced sports writer, editor, and web designer. A former editor at Sportlineng.com. Talks sports with a great bias for Basketball, Tennis, Field Hockey and Football. Presently the media officer of Nigeria Hockey Federation. I have been in the business of Sports communication and marketing for more than 10 years. Not forgetting that I won West African University Games, Nigeria University Games gold medals. You can find me on Twitter @1topham.

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