Nigerians Abroad: Okoye, Nwakaeme, Dessers & Collins included in top 10
Maduka Okoye’s impressive display was one talking point from the weekend games as Nigerian players were involved across the globe.
Also worthy of mention are Anthony Nwakaeme, Jamilu Collins, and Rasheedat Ajibade.
In this article, SportsRation highlights the top ten Nigerian players from the weekend games across the globe.
10. Moses Simon (Nantes 2-0 Montpellier)
New Super Eagles poster boy Simon Moses was involved as his continental chasing Nantes secured a 2-0 win against Montepellier.
He was on the pitch for 89 minutes at Stade de la Beaujoire Saturday. Simon Moses’ contributions remain 3 goals and 7 assists in 22 league games for Nantes.
9. Kevin Akpoguma (FC Koln 0-1 Hoffenheim)
Forgotten Super Eagles defender Kevin Akpoguma was involved as Hoffenheim secured a tough 1-0 away win against FC Koln on Sunday.
Kevin Akpoguma played for 78 minutes as Hoffenheim secured a 1-0 win at RheinEnergieStadion.
8. Chidozie Awaziem (Kayserispor 1-2 Alanyaspor)
Chidozie Awaziem put in a good shift to help his continental football chasing Alanyaspor secure a 2-1 away win against Kayserispor.
He was on the pitch the entire time as 5th placed Alanyaspor secured all the maximum points at Kadir Has Stadium on Monday.
7. Semi Ajayi (Hull City 0-2 West Brom)
Semi Ajayi was rock solid at the back as West Brom secured an away 2-0 win against Hull City in a Championship game on Saturday.
The Super Eagles defender played for the entire duration as West Brom ended their 7-game winless run with a 2-0 win at MKM Stadium.
6. Jamilu Collins (Holstein Kiel 3-4 Paderborn)
Super Eagles left-back Jamilu Collins scored what proved to be the winning goal as Paderborn secured a 4-3 away win in a Bundesliga 2 game on Friday.
Jamilu Collins scored the 4th goal for visiting Paderborn in their 7-goal thriller win at Holstein-Stadion.
5. Terem Moffi (Lorient 1-4 Lyon)
Terem Moffi couldn’t stop his side from an embarrassing 4-1 home lose to rampant Lyon in a French Ligue 1 game on Sunday.
The Nigerian striker scored his 4th league goal of the season in the heavy defeat at the Stade du Moustoir. The strike ended his four-game goal drought.
In 26 Ligue games, Terem Moffi has contributed four goals and three assists.
4. Rasheedat Ajibade (Atletico Madrid Women 4-1 Granadilla Tenerife Women)
Super Falcons forward Rasheedat Ajibade scored her 10th league goal of the season in Atletico Madrid Women’s 4-1 win against Granadilla Tenerife Women.
The game that was supposed to be a battle between two teams chasing the 3rd spot on the La Liga Femini table, ended up a one-sided game as Atletico ran out a 4-1 winner.
Rasheedat Ajibade scored her side third goal of the game. She has contributed 10 goals in 18 league game this season.
3. Cyriel Dessers (Feyenoord 1-1 FC Groningen)
Forgotten Super Eagles striker Cyriel Dessers came from the bench to score the equalizer for Feyenoord in their 1-1 home draw with FC Groningen.
Cyriel Dessers is the second player ever to score five goals for Feyenoord after coming on as a sub in a single Eredivisie season, after József Kiprich in 1992/93.
2. Anthony Nwakaeme
Another league game another goal for Anthony Nwakaeme.
Anthony Nwakaeme continued his top form by scoring his 10th league goal in Trabzonspor 1-1 draw at Fenerbahce in a Turkish top-flight game on Sunday.
With the goal, Anthony Nwakaeme’s goal contribution has increased to 19, 10 goals, and 9 assists in 22 league games.
1. Maduka Okoye (Vitesse Arnhem 0-1 Sparta Rotterdam)
Maduka Okoye was our star player from the past week.
He saved a penalty, made 6 saves, and chased out a pitch invader to ensure his Sparta Rotterdam kept their 1-0 lead until the game was suspended due to crowd troubles in the 90th minute.