Ademetan Abayomi brings you a comprehensive update on how
Nigerian players performed abroad on Saturday.
There were so many excellent performances from Nigerian players across the globe as some of the leagues are starting to take shape.
Anthony Nwakaeme stood tall for Trabzonspor in their 4-0 massacre of Galatasaray.
Ogenyi Onazi was a real leader at the midfield in the Turkish Super League.
Former ABS FC enforcer Ichull Lordson gave a good account of himself and scored a goal in the colours of Kajaani.
Here’s the wrap compiled by Futbalgalore.com.
Victor Moses wasn’t in the Chelsea team that defeated AFC Bournemouth 2-0 in the English Premier League.
Leicester City lost 2-1 to Liverpool at the King Power Stadium.
Wilfred Ndidi tasted 90 minutes action and earned a booking while Kelechi Iheanacho was brought on after 61 minutes but failed to find the back of the net.
Defender Leon Balogun was benched as Brighton & Hove fought gallantly to draw 2-2 with Fulham.
Winger Ademola Lookman was a second entrant for Everton who drew 1-1 with Huddersfield. He came on for Theo Walcott in the 57th minute.
In the English Championship, Eberechi Eze played the entire regulation time for QPR in their 0-0 at Birmingham City.
His compatriot Bright Osayi was benched.
Sammy Ameobi scored a goal for Bolton Wanderers in a 2-2 draw with Preston North End.
Sone Aluko fired blank for Reading as the hosts lost 2-1 to Sheffield Wednesday.
Oghenekaro Etebo played for 81 minutes before being replaced by Bojan Krkic in Stoke City’s 2-1 loss to West Brom.
Utility player Semi Ajayi was in full flight action for Rotherham United who fell 1-0 to Wigan.
Kelvin Akpoguma played his part in Hoffenheim’s 3-1 win over Freiburg.
Young lad Orji Okwonkwo climbed off the bench in the 75th minute for Bologna, who fell 3-0 to Inter Milan in the Italian top flight.
In the Serie B, dashing winger David Okereke provided an assist in Spezia’s 3-2 victory against Brescia.
Leganes lost 4-1 to Real Madrid in the Spanish top flight.
Kenneth Omeruo couldn’t make his Leganes debut. He was benched for the entire match duration.
In the Segunda Liga, Super Eagles number one keeper Francis Uzoho wasn’t listed as Elche were beaten by Reus 2-0.
Yusuf Otubanjo didn’t make the cut for Altach who lost 2-1 to SKN St.Poelten
Midfielder Uche Agbo was again benched by Standard Liege who relinquished a one goal lead and lost 2-1 to Eupen.
Sporting Charleroi made home advantage count with a 3-1 victory against Royal Excel Mouscron.
Victor Osimhen made his debut for Charleroi as a 78th minute substitute and was booked three minutes later.
Ezekiel Henty started but was subbed off in the 49th minute for Osijek in their 2-1 win at home to Lokomotiva Zagreb.
It appears Peter Olayinka has lost his place in the Slavia Praha line up. The striker failed to make the squad as his team pummeled Viktoria Plzen 4-0.
At the Tony Macaroni Arena, Efe Ambrose featured for Hibernian who lost 2-1 to Livingston.
Striker Uche Ikpeazu helped Hearts to a 4-1 win over St. Mirren.
Slovan Bratislava pipped rivals Zilina 1-0 with Rabiu Ibrahim not having a dose of action.
Taiwo Abdulrahman did not score in FC Nitra’s 4-1 victory at home to Zlate Moravce.
Defender Christopher Udeh netted the only goal for Zlate. He was also booked.
Despite the presence of Godswill Ekpolor, Haecken were at the receiving end of a 3-0 thumping at AIK.
Stephen Odey played upfront for FC Zurich who lost 1-0 at Lugano.
Defender Stanley Amuzie was benched for the entirety of the tie.
Striker Anthony Nwakaeme bagged a brace and provided an assist as Trabzonspor walloped Galatasaray 4-0.
Ogenyi Onazi opened scoring for the hosts.
Winger Henry Onyekuru featured for Galatasaray and was substituted in the 81st minute.
In the Ykkonen, AC Kajaani deservedly defeated FC KTP 3-1.
The duo of Ichull Lordson and Adeniyi Ibiyomi Michael were on target for AC Kajaani.