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Nigerians Abroad: Sadiq, Nwakaeme, Lookman included in top 10 from the weekend

Forgotten Anthony Nwankeme continues to shine in Turkey as he bagged a brace in Trabzonspor’s big win.

On his return from the AFCON, Almeria’s Sadiq Umar has been scoring for fun in Spain – four goals in his last three games.

Ademola Lookman keeps showing what’s he got as he scored his sixth goal of the season for Leicester City.

Here are SportsRation top 10 from the weekend games:

10. Simy Nwankwo (Parma 2-3 Ternana)

Despite Parma’s struggle recently, Simy Nwankwo keeps putting a good shift as he provided an assist in their narrow home loss to Ternana.

9. Calvin Bassey (Dundee United 1-1 Rangers)

Rangers haven’t been finding it easy in the Scottish Premiership since the start of the year as they were held to a one all draw in Dundee.

Calvin Bassey was solid once again for the Gers. He delivered a low cross compatriot into Joe Aribo as he drilled the ball high into the net to secure a point for the visitors.

8. Moses Simon (Nantes 3-1 PSG)

Moses Simon shined in Nantes’ astonishing win over league leaders Paris Saint-German.

Simon recorded his seventh assist of the season after he set-up their opener four minutes in their game.

Simon was one of the outstanding performers; created the most chances (four) and also delivered six crosses.

7. Joe Aribo (Dundee United 1-1 Rangers)

Joe Aribo got his seventh goal of this campaign benefiting from Bassey’s cross to rescue Rangers a point against Dundee.

6. Samuel Chukwueze (Granada 1-4 Villarreal)

Samuel Chukwueze came off the bench but had an eventful evening in Villarreal’s away win.

In the 80-minute, his shot came off Raul Navarro’s hand and the Yellow Submarine were awarded a penalty.

Few moments to the end of the game, he delivered a brilliant through ball to assist Villarreal’s fourth goal.

5. Peter Olayinka (Slavia Praha 1-0 Bohemains Praha)

A stunning Peter Olayinka goal was the difference as Slavia Praha beat Bohemains Praha to stay top of the Czech Liga table.

4. Emmanuel Dennis (Aston Villa 0-1 Watford)

Emmanuel Dennis finally ended his goal drought with a magnificent header at near post to give relegation-threatened Watford all-three points at the Villa Park.

The match-winner was Dennis’ ninth Premier League goal of the season.

3. Ademola Lookman (Wolves 2-1 Leicester)

Super Eagles’ new boy, Ademola Lookman continues to impress as his goal was not enough to save Brendan Rodgers men from defeat at Molineux Stadium.

The Foxes winger has now scored six goal and provided four assists this season.

2. Sadiq Umar (UD Almeria 2-1 Mirandes)

Sadiq Umar has been in great form since his return from the AFCON 2021 as he fired a brace to take Almeria close to promotion.

Almeria had lost four of their previous five games while he was away, but now they sit one point behind table leaders Eibar following three straight wins.

He now has 12 goals and six assists from 23 appearances.

1. Anthony Nwankeme (Alanyaspor 0-4 Trabzonspor)

Anthony Nwakaeme scored twice in Trabzonspor’s big away win at Alanya in the Turkish Super Lig.

The brace takes his tally for the nine goals in the league. He also has provided eight assists in 20 league appearances so far this season.

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