Nigerian footballers showed quality all over the world and hugged headlines with their performance.

The form of these players should gladden the heart of national team selectors ahead of future engagements.

Below we take a look at the six gladiators who proved themselves abroad.

6. Ademola Lookman [Atalanta]

Serie A club, Atalanta needed a reliable Plug and signed Ademola Lookman from RB Leipzig. He has proved to be a bargain addition for them so far. The winger got in the acts with a goal in the 2-2 draw against Udinese.

5. Calvin Bassey [Ajax Amsterdam]

The utility player netted his first goal of the season for Ajax Amsterdam who defeated FC Volendam 4-2 in the Dutch Eredivisie. The win kept Ajax second on the standings. They now have 22 points after 8 rounds of matches.

4. Kenneth Omeruo [Leganes]

Experienced defender Kenneth Omeruo opened his goal diary for Leganes at Cartagena in the Spanish Segunda. Such displays can only boost his self-belief.

3. Tyrone Ebuehi [Empoli]

The Super Eagles defender provided an assist in Empoli’s 1-1 draw against Torino. Ebuehi joined Empoli from Benfica during the summer transfer window.

2. Alex Iwobi [Everton]

The Super Eagles star has been Everton best player this season as a provider behind the strikers and he again proved that in a 2-1 loss to Manchester United. He was full of running and commitment. The Arsenal product scored Everton’s only goal in front of cheering Jay Jay Okocha.

1. Terem Moffi [Lorient]

Moffi has enjoyed a great start to the new Ligue 1 with a rebuilt Lorient side, who lost several of their top stars in the summer transfer window. He scored a brace in his team’s 2-1 win at Brest.


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