Sanusi, Amoo, Nwakaeme, Osigwe, Rangers trio, and other Nigerian players who ended the season with a trophy
Nigerian Footballers Abroad

Sanusi, Amoo, Nwakaeme, Osigwe, Rangers trio, and other Nigerian players who ended the season with a trophy

The 2021/22 season is rounding up across Europe, while it was not a good football year for Nigeria, it was for a host of Nigerian players plying their trades abroad.

The Super Eagles losing to rivals Black Stars of Ghana and failing to secure a place at the 2022 FIFA World Cup was a big letdown especially when the team showed no character over two playoff games.

Seeing the nucleus of the Super Eagles players turn in splendid displays for the European clubs brings back their failure to make the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

One wonders what they would have actually done should they had a proper coach who understands football and knows how to get the best out of the boys.

Apart from a few leagues yet to round up there are two big cup finals left to be played and fortunately a Nigerian could end up in the history book.

The Europa Conference League final will see Nigeria’s Cyriel Dessers and Feyenoord go up against Roma’s Jose Mourinho and Tammy Abraham.

Cyriel Dessers with 10 goals could become the top scorer of the maiden Europa Conference League, and Tammy Abraham with 9 goals could also end up the top scorer.

Jose Mourinho could become the first-ever manager to win the title and the first to win all three European Club Competitions titles (Champions League, Europa/UEFA Cup, and Europa Conference League).

The other final is the UEFA Champions League involving Real Madrid and Liverpool.

Away from this, here is the recap of the Super Eagles or Nigerian players who won a trophy or more with their European clubs.

Scotland

Leon Balogun, Joe Aribo and Calvin Bassey with the Scottish Cup won with Rangers

The Rangers trio of Leon Balogun, Calvin Bassey, and Joe Aribo reached the Europa League final and won the Scottish Cup

France

Simon Moses with the French Cup he won with Nantes

 

Moses Simon won the French cup with Nantes.

Portugal

Zaidu Sanusi with the Portuguese cup one of the titles won with Porto

Zaidu Sanusi clinched the domestic double with FC Porto winning the league title and Portuguese Cup.

Turkey

Anthony Nwakaeme won the Turkish League with Trabzonspor and finished the season with 13 goals and 10 assists.

Denmark

Amoo and mother

The duo of Akinkunmi Amoo and Paul Omo Mukairu won the Danish League with Copenhagen

Switzerland

Kriens Torwart Sebastian Osigwe im Cupspiel zwischen dem SC Kriens und dem FC Luzern am Samstag, 12. August 2017 in der Swissporarena Luzern.

Sebastian Osigwe won the Swiss cup with Lugano

Slovakia

The duo of Bamidele Yusuf and Bolaji Kazeem won the Slovakian Cup with Spartak Trvana.

Italy

Victor Osimhen won the U23 player of the year in the Serie A as well as qualified for the Champions League next season with Napoli.

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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