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Nigerian Players Overseas Weekend Summary

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By Emmanuel Okogba

While some found the back of the net more than once, some couldn’t even see it while others are still out with injuries. Here, he reports how Nigerian players abroad fared over the weekend in various soccer leagues.

SCOTLAND

JOE ARIBO (Rangers)

Rangers midfielder Joe Aribo took a double when his team beat Hamilton Academical 8-0 in the Scottish Premier League. The victory extended his team’s streak to six in a row.

LEON BALOGUN

Leon Balogun was there the entire time the Rangers defeated Hamilton.

TURKEY

FRANCIS EZEH (Balıkesirspor)

Little is known that Francis Ezeh was also in the double in the second division of Turkish football. His side saw Altay 3-1.

ENGLAND

JOHN OBI MIKEL (Stoke City)

Former Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel was active for the 90 minutes as Stoke City clinched a vital road victory by beating league leaders Reading 3-1.

WILLIAM TROOST EKONG (Watford)

Super Eagles defender stalwart William Troost-Ekong opened his scoring tally for his Championship team, Watford, when they defeated Coventry City 3-2.

SEMI AJAYI (West Brom)

Utility player Semi Ajayi appeared for the new Premier League boys West Brom when they fell to a late header from Harry Kane.

KELECHI IHEANACHO

Iheanacho was an unused substitute in Leicester’s 1-0 victory over Wolves in the Premier League.

ITALY

Victor Osimhen (Naples)

Victor Osimhen scored the only goal and Napoli secured a vital away win in Italian Serie A. Napoli is third in the table with 14 points, three points behind the best of the table, AC Milan

SPAIN

Samuel Chukwueze (Villareal)

The agile winger couldn’t see Unai Emery’s men clinch a 3-1 victory on the road against Getafe in the Spanish League.

NETHERLANDS

Tyronne Ebuehi (FC Twente)

The 24-year-old defender on loan from Benfica put on a performance that included him in the Eredivisie Team of the Week.

BELGIUM

Jordan Attah Kadiri scored the first goal for Lommel S.K. in their 3-1 win over Club Brugge U23 in Belgium’s First Division B.

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