Martins, Musa Lead Eagles Goal Rush
Posted: Oct 08, 2012
Derrick Ogbu grabs first hat-trick for OH
Leaven in Belgium; Eneramo also on target
John Mikel Obi; Victor Moses (Chelsea): Super Eagles midfielder John Obi Mikel played for 82 minutes in his seventh game of the new season for Chelsea and he helped Chelsea come storming back from a goal down to crush Norwich 4-1 and move four points clear at the top of the Premier League. It was his 250th game for the reigning European champions since joining from Lyn Oslo.
He has four shots at goal to his credit. His compatriot Victor Moses was an unused substitute in the encounter. Moses has so far made three appearances for the Blues since making his £9m switch from Wigan this summer.
Victor Anichebe (Everton): In-form Super Eagles striker Victor Anichebe played for 9 minutes on Saturday in Everton's all-action 2-2 draw away to Wigan at the DW Stadium. The burly forward replaced Phil Neville in the 81st minute, but did not score in his fifth game of the season for the Toffees. Anichebe has scored two EPL goals so far and one in the Capital One Cup.
Osaze Odemwingie (West Brom): Out-favoured Super Eagles striker Osaze Odemwingie made a shock return to Westbrom's starting lineup after serving his three game suspension in their 3-2 home win over QPR at the Hawthorns. Albion registered their fourth home win; their best start to a top flight season in front of their own fans since 1919. Osaze has so far scored one goal in four appearances for the Baggies this term.
Dickson Etuhu (Blackburn Rovers): Out-of-favour Super Eagles holding midfielder Dickson Etuhu played for 12 minutes in his ninth appearance for Blackburn as they slumped to 1-0 loss to wolves at Ewood Park on Saturday.
The former Fulham midfielder scored his first goal of the season for Blackburn last Saturday in the Rovers' 1-1 draw against home side Charlton Athletic at The Valley.
He has bagged three yellow cards so far and played 732 minutes in total in the Npower Championship. He replaced Jason Lowe in the 72nd minute.
Danny Shittu (Milwall): Forgotten Super Eagles defender Danny Shittu played from start in Milwall's 2-1 home win over Bolton. From the corner, Shittu used his ample frame to barge through a ruck of players and head Henry's cross into the net, but the goal was ruled out for a push on goalkeeper Adam Bogdan. The ebullient centre-back has played four matches for his team this season thus far.
Seyi Olofinjana, Sone Aluko (Hull City): The duo of Seyi Olofinjana and Sone Aluko were in action on Saturday in Hull City's 1-0 away win over Sheffield Wednesday.
Olofinjana played the entire duration of the encounter and was yellow carded 79 minutes, while Aluko played 85 minutes and was also booked in the 60th minute in the Tigers win.
Olofinjana has played six matches for the team, while Aluko who was replaced by Nick Proschwitz played his 11th npower Championship and has scored three goals.
Shola and Sammy Ameobi (Newcastle United): Super Eagles invitee Shola Ameobi replaced Papis Demba Cisse in the 564th minute as Newcastle lost 3-0 loss to Manchester United at St James' park on Sunday. His younger brother was an unused substitute in the encounter. Shola has played four games for the Magpies while Sammy is yet to feature in the EPL this term.
Obafemi Martins (Levante): Super Eagles striker Obafemi Martins scored his second goal of the season for Levante against Valencia as they maintained their unbeaten start of the new season.
The former Rubin Kazan striker scored the only goal of the match midway through the opening half, controlling his goalkeeper's long boot down field before powering the ball home high into the net in the 22nd minute. He was however booked in the 46th minute. It was his third game for Levante since joining the club.
Ike Uche (Villarreal): Super Eagles striker Ikechukwu Uche replaced Cani on the hour mark in Villarreal's 2-0 away loss to Sporting Gijon El Molinon stadium on Sunday.
The nimble-footed striker has scored one goal in six appearances for Julio Velazquez's men this term.
Sunday Stephen (Numancia):One-cap Eagles midfielder Sunday Stephen played for 90 minutes on Saturday in Numancia's 3-0 home win over Lugo.
Stephen who scored his first goal of the season in Spain's Seconda Liga against Murcia last season has thus played five Segunda games for his team this season.
Chinedu Obasi (Schalke 04): Super Eagles forward Chinedu Obasi came off the bench on Saturday night to replace Ibrahim Afellay in the 73rd minute in Schalke's 3-0 win over VfL Wolfsburg at the Veltins-Arena. It was Obasi's second game of the season for Schalke this season.
Joseph Akpala (Werder Bremen): Fringe Super Eagles striker Joeph Akpala fired blanks in his sixth game for Werder Bremen in their 3-1 away loss to Augsburg SGL Arena on Friday. He has one goal to his credit so far since joining the Bundesliga outfit from Club Brugge.
Onazi Ogenyi (Lazio): Former youth international Ogazi Onenyi who has been invited by Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi for this weekend's 2013 Africa Nations Cup qualifier against Liberia was an unused substitute in Lazio's 2-1 home win Lazio's 3-0 away win over US Pescara at the Stadio Adriatico stadium on Sunday. He has made two Serie A appearance for Lazio.
Daniel Adejo (Reggina): Former youth international Daniel Adejo played the entire duration of Reggina's 1-0 home win over Novara at the Oreste Granillo stadium on Saturday. It was Adejo's third start in the Serie B campaign for Reggina and has scored one goal.
John Utaka (Montpellier): Super Eagles forward John Chukwudi Utaka was understandably not part of Montpellier's side that continued their atrocious start to the Ligue 1 season continued as Evian stunned the reigning champions Montpellier with a 3-2 win at the Stade De La Mosson. The former Portsmouth winger played five matches for the defending French Ligue 1 champions before his injury.
Onyekachi Apam (Stade Rennes): Injury-prone Eagles defender
Onyekachi Apam was not listed for Rennes's 1-0 away win over Sochaux at the Bonal stadium on Saturday. The former Flying Eagles star has played just once this season in the Ligue 1.
Uche Nwofor, Alex Nkume (VVV Venlo): The Flying Eagles duo of Uche Nwofor and Alex Nkume were not listed for action .Venlo were hammered 3-0 by Roda JC Kerkrade at the Parkstad Limburg stadium on Saturday. It was Nwofor's sixth game of the season albeit scoring two goals.
Kenneth Omeruo (ADO Den Haag): Flying Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo was yellow-carded in the 21st minute in ADO Den Haag's 1-1 away draw against NEC on Saturday.
Omeruo, who is on loan from Chelsea, was playing his eighth Eredevisie game of the season. He was in action for the entire duration of the encounter. He has bagged four yellow cards so far this term.
Emmanuel Emenike (Spartak Moscow);Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow): Super Eagles winger Ahmed Musa played for all 90 minutes and scored CSKA Moscow's opener in the 15th in their 2-0 win over Spartak Moscow who paraded his compatriot Emmanuel Emenike for 76 minutes at the Luzhniki stadium on Sunday.The game was his tenth appearance of the season and his fourth goal for the club. While Emenike has scored four goals in 11 appearances.
Obinna Nsofor (Lokomotiv Moscow): Super Eagles forward Victor Obinna Nsofor winger played all 90 minutes in Locomotiv Moscow's lone goal defeat at home to Kuban Krasnodar at the Lokomotiv Stadium. It was Nsofor's tenth game of the season in the Russian league. The pacy winger has scored one goal thus far. He has started in six of those games.
Brown Ideye, Taye Taiwo, Yusuf Ayila (Dynamo Kiev), Michael Odibe (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk): Super Eagles duo of Brown Ideye and Taye Taiwo were both in action on Sunday in Dynamo Kiev's 2-1 away loss at home to Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk who handed Michael Odibe his seventh start of the new campaign at the Dnipro Arena.
The game was Taiwo's eight game of the season since his loan move form AC Milan, while Ideye who was caged by the on loan Arsenal Kiev defender played his 11th league game and has so far scored eight goals so far this season. Ayila was an unused substitute in the encounter.
Babatunde Michael (Kryvbas): Dream Team winger Babatunde Michael replaced Renar Valeev in the 73rd minute in Kryvbas' 6-2 away loss to Metalurh Donetsk at the Metalurh stadium on Saturday. It was the sixth appearance for the former Heartland FC winger in the Ukrainian league this term.
Joseph Yobo (Fenerbahce): Eagles captain Joseph Yobo played for 90 minutes in Fenerbache's 3-0 home win over Bes,iktas, on Sunday. It was his sixth start of the season.
Michael Eneramo (Sivasspor): Out favoured Super Eagles striker Michael Eneramo earned his side a point after scoring in the 82nd minute of his side's 2-2 home draw against Bursaspor on Sunday.It was his third goal in the Turkish Super Liga and his fourth in all competition.
Kalu Uche (Kasimpasa): Super Eagles midfielder Kalu Uche failed to score in Kasimpasa's lone goal loss to Trabzonspor at the Hüseyin Avni Aker stadium last Friday. The in-form Uche who has notched up six goals in all competition (five in the league) for the newly promoted Turkish side has so far played seven games since joining the club this summer.
Ekigho Ehiosun (Gençlerbirligi): Super Eagles striker Ekigho Ehiosun was an unused substitute in Gençlerbirlig(i's 2-0 away win over Istanbul BB at the Atatürk stadium on Saturday.The former Samsunspor striker has made two appearances in the club's seven games in the league.
Michael Uchebo (Cercle Brugge): Former youth international Michael Uchebo was an unused substitute for Cercle Brugge in their 3-1 loss to Zulte-Waregem at the Regenboog stadium. He has made nine appearances so far thus term with no goal.
Derick Ogbu (OH Leaven): Nigeria's Derick Chuka Ogbu scored an hat trick for OH Leaven in their 4-0 demolition of Sporting Charleroi on Saturday. The former Umm Salal attacker opened scoring for the seventh placed team in the second minute of the first half before grabbing his brace in the second half.
Elderson Uwua Echiejile (Braga): Super Eagles left back Elderson Uwa Echiejile played for 90 minutes and was yellow carded in the 67th minute on Sunday in Sporting Braga's 4-2 home loss to Olhanense. The game was Echiejile's fourth of the season.
Peter Suswan (Vitoria Setubal): Forgotten Super Eagles right back Terna Suswan was not listed for action in Vitoria Setubal's goalless draw at home to Pacos Ferreira at the Do Bonfim stadium on Sunday. He is yet to feature this term for the club.
Efe Ambrose, Rabiu Ibrahim (Celtic):Super Eagles defender Efe Ambrose played for 90 minutes in his thid game for Celtic as they pipped Heart of Midlothian 1-0 on Sunday in the SPL.His compatriot Rabiu Ibrahim was not listed.
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