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Naija Legion: Ighalo Hit Brace; Iheancho Bags Assist, As Success Loses With Watford

A round-up of Nigerian players that were in action for their respective clubs in Europe and beyond.

By Abidoye Babatunde

Odion Ighalo continue with his impressive form in front of goal. reviews their performances, especially with Nigeria’s doubleheader 2019 AFCON clash against Libya just few days away.


Odion Ighalo: He continued his scoring spree in China, netting his 20th league goal of the season for Changchun Yatai in their 3-3 draw away from home to Tianjin Teda.

Mikel Obi: He was surprisingly missing in action for Tianjin Teda in their spoil draw against Changchun Yatai in Chinese Super League (CSL).


Kelechi Iheancho and Wilfred Ndidi: Nigeria duo Kelechi Iheancho and Wilfred Ndidi were on from start to finish but could not inspire the foxes as they lost at home to Everton.

Super Eagles forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, bagged an assist in Leicester City’s 2-1 home defeat against Everton at the King Power Stadium.

Isaac Success & Stefano Okaka: At Vicarage Road Stadium, Watford’s defeat to Bournemouth will be a bitter pill to swallow for Isaac Success given the nature of the loss after they conceded four goals without scoring.

The Nigeria international was introduced in the 55th minute, with the scoreboard reading 4-0. Fit again Stefano Okaka was not in the Hornets squad.

Jordan Ibe & Nnamdi Ofoborh: Bournemouth’s Jordon Ibe watched proceedings from the bench and Flying Eagles star Nnamdi Ofoborh has to wait for his Premier League debut after he was left out of the match day squad.


Victor Osimhen: Super Eagles’ striker, Victor Osimhen scored his second league goal of the season but could not lift Sporting Charleroi to all three points as they fell 2-1 away to Cercle Brugge.

Abdul Ajagun & Imoh Ezekiel: Ajagun and Imoh were both confined to the bench for the entire match duration in Kortrijk 3-1 away win over Lokeren.


Orji Okwonkwo : He came off the bench, but could not spare the blushes of Bologna as they fell 1-0 away at Cagliari.

William Troost-Ekong:
Ekong was on for the entire match duration for Udinese, as they lost from hone to Juventus (Old Lady) 2-0.


Kenneth Omeruo:
The Super Eagles lanky defender was introduced on the hour mark in Leganes 1-0 home win over Rayo Vallecano.


Anthony Ujah: He came off the bench for the 5th time this season, as Mainz 05 share a barren draw at home to Hertha Berlin.


Henry Onyekuru: Henry Onyekuru’s goal drought extended to five games after he failed to score in Galatasaray’s 1-0 win away at Alanyaspor.


John Ogu: John Ogu played all 90 minutes for Hapoel Beer Sheva who ended their miserable run of five without a win by defeating Maccabi Petach Tikva 4-1

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