Nigerians Abroad: Ndidi, Ighalo, Lookman, & Sor included in top 10 from midweek
Nigerian Footballers Abroad

Nigerians Abroad: Ndidi, Ighalo, Lookman, & Sor included in top 10 from midweek

Wilfred Ndidi, Odion Ighalo, and Paul Onuachu were on target for their respective clubs in various competitions played on Wednesday and Thursday.

The likes of Victor Osimhen, Calvin Bassey, and Zaidu Sanusi were not on target but played great for their clubs on Thursday.

Worthy of mention is Peter Olayinka who captained Slavia Prague to a win against Fenerbahce in Turkey. This is so special considering the history of the club and racism.

Here are SportsRation top 10 from midweek games.

10. Victor Osimhen (Barcelona 1-1 Napoli)

Victor Osimhen was not 100% fit for the Europa League knockout game against Barcelona, but he fought like a lion from the start until the 80th minute when he was pulled out.

As usual, he was everywhere at Camp Nou covering every blade of the grass. Victor was isolated upfront for the most part of the game.

A few times he failed in his timing and strayed fractional off but he was a constant force every time Napoli hit Barcelona on the counter.

Victor Osimhen ran the flanks, pressed, linked up – he was too much for Gerard Pique and Eric Garcia. His only attempt was on target from a tight angle.

9. Yira Sor (Fenerbahce 2-3 Slavia Prague)

Yira Collins Sor partnered his Nigerian brother Peter Olayinka in the attack for Slavia Prague as they secured a famous 3-2 win in Turkey against Fenerbahce in a Europa Conference League game.

The 21-year-old Lagos-born forward assisted Slavia Prague’s third goal, He was substituted off in the 86th minute.

8. Zaidu Sanusi (Porto 2-1 Lazio)

Zaidu Sanusi put in a good shift for the 2021 Champions League quarterfinalist as they came from a goal down to secure a 2-1 win against Lazio.

The Super Eagles left-back helped his side keep a good defensive shape against Maurizio Sari’s Lazio.

Saidu was on the pitch the entire duration of the Europa League clash.

7. Calvin Bassey (Borussia Dortmund 2-4 Rangers)

Super Eagles’ new boy Calvin Bassey continues to thrive in his new position as a center-back as he shows his versatility.

He helped Rangers keep rampant Dortmund attack in silence and helped Rangers secure a famous 4-2 away win in a Europa League game.

6. Tosin Kehinde (Leicester City 4-1 Randers)

Former Manchester United player and Super Eagles eligible Tosin Kehinde put in a good shift in Randers Europa Conference League game against Leicester City.

Tosin Kehinde provided the assist for his sides’ 45th-minute goal which at the time drew both sides level before going into halftime.

He was subbed off in the 76th minute of the game.

5. Joe Aribo (Borussia Dortmund 2-4 Rangers)

Joe Aribo was the engine room for the Rangers in their famous 4-2 win against Borussia Dortmund in their Europa League knockout game.

Aribo assisted a goal and was subbed off in the 86th minute for Arsenal’s great Aaron Ramsey.

4. Ademola Lookman (Leicester City 4-1 Randers)

Ademola Lookman will give coach Austin Eguavoen a good selection problem if he continues this way. He was the definition of unplayable.’

The new Super Eagles star assisted two goals as Leicester City ran a 4-1 win against Randers in their Europa Conference League game.

Lookman assisted Wilfred Ndidi’s goal and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hal 74th minute strike to complete his brace of assists.

3. Paul Onuachu (Genk 4-1 KV Mechelen)

Paul Onuachu continued his hot streak after his return from injury. Paul scored in back-to-back games when he scored the 4th goal in Genk’s 4-1 win against KV Mechelen.

The Belgian pro league game was his 100th cap for Genk and he marked it with a fine goal on Wednesday. Paul Onuachu has now scored a total of 62 goals and assisted 8 goals in the process.

2. Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City 4-1 Randers)

On his 200th appearance in all competition, Wilfred Ndidi who has been linked with a £50m move to Aston Villa scored a great goal for Leicester City.

He combined well with Ademola Lookman for the first goal of the night as Leicester City ran a 4-1 win against Randers in a Europa Conference League game.

 

1. Odion Ighalo ( Al Hilal 5-0 Al Shabab)

Odion Ighalo hits a brace to show his former employers Al Shabab that their loss is their rivals Al Hilal’s gain.

The 32-year-old striker scored the first and refused to celebrate and also scored his second which was Al Hilal 4th when Moussa Marega set him up in the 43rd minute of the game.

 

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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