A rundown of selected performances by Nigerians across the globe, goals & highlights
Mikel Obi was once again in the thick of things as Chelsea ran out 2-0 winners against Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge courtesy an Eden Hazard penalty kick and Fernando Torres strike. New boy Victor Moses was introduced to the Stamford Bridge faithful before the game.Victor Anichebe was an used sub in Everton''s 3-1 away win at Aston Villa. Down the ladder, Super Eagles one time invitee
Carl Ikeme continued between the sticks for Wolves as they continued life in the Npower Championship, he posted a good performance as they drew 1-1 with Derby County. Kelvin Etuhu was on from the start for Barnsley who were trashed 5-1 by Brighton & Hove Albion. Dan Shittu was an unused sub for Millwall who lost 3-2 to Sheffield Wednesday. Kayode Odejayi scored for Rotherham in a 1-1 draw with Chsterfield
|Carl Ikeme (pic: fm-base.co.uk)|
Super Eagles captain Joseph Yobo was on from the start and posted a solid performance in their 3-0 win over Gazientepspor. Unknown youngster Gideon Sani started for Akhisar Belediyaspor in their goalles draw with Genclerbirligi fro whom Ekhigo Ehiosun was unlisted. Power playing forward, Micheal Eneramo was on target in the 28th and 33rd minutes in Sivasspor's 3-3 draw with Mersin. Ex youth international, Nduka Morrision Ozokwor came on at half time for Mersin. Kalu Uche played from the start for his new club Kasimpasa in their 2-1 win over Karabukspor
Anthony Ujah was unlisted in Mainz's 1-1 draw with Freiburg in the opening weekend of the bundesliga, Recuperating Chinedu Obasi was expectedly not listen as Schalke drew 2-2 away to Hannover 96
Brown Ideye put the disappointment of not scoring in the UCL in midweek to bang in a goal for Dynamo Kiev in a 3-0 rout of Chornomorets. Taiye Taiwo started the game for Kiev, YusufAyila was missing due to injury.
|Derick Ogbu (pic: soccerway.com|
Michael Uchebo came on as a 58th minute sub for Cercle Brugge but could not prevent his team going down 3-0 at home to Lierse. Emerging youngster Imoh Ezekiel continued his rich vein of form by adding another goal to his tally for the season as Standard Liege defeated KV Mechelen 3-2.
Derrick Ogbu was substituted in the 81st minute in OH Leuvens 1-1 impressive draw with Anderlecht. Kennedy Nwanganga was an unused sub for Genk in their 2-0 win over Zulte-Waregem
John Utaka was on the losing side as defending Ligue 1 champs Montpellier were defeated 1-0 by Olympic Marseille right in front of their home fans. Simon Zenke debuted for his new team Nancy albeit on a losing note. He came on as a late sub as Toulouse picked up the three points away from home. Apam Onyekachi was not listed for Rennes
|Ahmed Musa (zimbio.com)|
Emmanuel Emenike came into the fray in the 21st minute in Spartak Moscow's 2-1 away loss at Terek Grozny
Former Youth international Ganiyu Oseni scored and then made another as Kielongbank Kein FC beat Navibank Saigon 2-0. Timothy Anjembe scored twice for HP Hanoi in a 5-0 rout of Hai Phong. Former
Dolphins wide man Gbenga Ajala also registered his name on the score sheet for Dong Thap Cao in a 3-2 win over LS Hoa, his penalty kick put Dong 2-1 ahead, his compatriot Emmanuel Sunday scored both goals for LS which included a penalty kick.
Peter Utaka continued his goal scoring run in the Chinese Super League with a brace for Dalian Aerbin in the Chinese Super League
Dauda Abiola was on target twice as his team Kalmar defeated IFK Gothenburg 3-0