–Osaze returns after eight months
John Mikel Obi (Chelsea): Nigerian midfielder John Mikel Obi was an unused substitute for Chelsea who forced Arsenal to a goalless draw at the Emirates on Sunday.
Wins in their next two games would wrap up the Barclays Premier League crown with three games to spare. He has made only 12 EPL appearances this term.
Odion Ighalo (Watford): Super Eagles and Watford striker Odion Ighalo replaced Matej Vydra in the 65th minute in Watford’s 2-0 win over Brighton on Saturday to secure their promotion back to the EPL after eight years in the Championship. Ighalo has 20 goals in 35 Championship appearances for the Hornets.
Brown Ideye, Saido Berahino (West Brom): Nigerian strikers Victor Anichebe and Brown Ideye both fired blanks in West Brom’s 0-0 draw at Hawthorns.Anichebe took Brown Ideye’s place in the starting X1, featured for 64 minutes before being replaced by Callum McManaman in
what was his 20th game of the season. Ideye on his part replaced Saido Berahino with 15 minutes left to play in his 25th appearance.Ideye has scored seven times so far.
Sone Aluko (Hull City); Shola Ameobi (Crystal Palace): Super Eagles midfielder Sone Aluko played 85 minutes in Hull City’s 2-0 over Crystal Palace on Saturday. He was replaced by Alex Bruce Aluko, in the EPL this season has scored one goal in 21 appearances.
Meanwhile, Nigerian striker Shola Ameobi was an unused substitute for Crystal Palace. He has made only one substitute appearance for the Eagles.
Osaze Odemwingie, Victor Moses (Stoke City): Nigerian forward Osaze Odemwingie made his first appearance since suffering a serious knee injury after eight months ago in Stoke City’s 1-1 draw against Sunderland at the Britannia stadium.
The Nigerian international came on for the last ten minutes of the encounter when he replaced Jonathan Walters and his entrance was greeted by an enormous roar when his name was read out just.
Hope Akpan, Yakubu Aiyegbeni (Reading): Former Nigerian striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni and Hope Akpan were not listed for Reading who lost 2-0 at home to Brentford. Akpan has made 20 appearances as against Yakubu’s six for Steve Clark’s side.
Kenneth Omeruo (Middlesbrough): Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo was not listed for Middlesbrough who lost 4-3 to Fulham on Saturday. He has made 17 Championship appearances.
Efe Ambrose (Celtic): Nigerian defender Efe Ambrose came off the substitute’s bench to replace Adam Matthews in the 69th minute as Celtic defeated Dundee United 3-0 at the Tannadice Park. It was his 25 game of the season for the Hoops.
Edward Ofere (Inverness): Nigerian forward Edward Ofere scored his third goal of the season in his sixth start for Inverness’ 2-1 loss at home to Aberdeen.
Michael Babatunde (Volyn): Nigerian winger Michael Babatunde was not listed for Volyn who lost 2-0 Vorskla on Saturday. The former Kryvbas star has now played seven games in 2015.
Lukman Haruna (Horvela): Nigerian midfielder Lukman Haruna did not feature for Horvela who lost 2-1 to Zorya. The Dynamo Kiev loanee has made four appearances since arriving at the club.
Vincent Enyeama (Lille): Vincent Enyeama was on for all 90 minutes for his French Ligue 1 club Lille as he equaled Lille’s 30-year-old record when he conceded six goals in their 6-1 away loss at PSG at the Parc des Princes.
It was the first time Enyeama and Lille were conceding six goals in a goals in a game over 30 years. The last time was against Monaco on April 12,1985.
Enyeama has now conceded 33 goals in 33 appearances in the Ligue 1 averaging a goal per game for the Nigerian skipper. He has however kept 14 clean sheets.
Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow): Super Eagles winger Ahmed Musa extended his goal drought to seven games in CSKA Moscow’s 2-0 win away at Torpedo Moscow. Musa who has scored nine times in 26 appearances last scored in his side’s 2-1 win against Terek Grozny where he bagged a brace on the 7th of March.
Ogenyi Onazi (Lazio): Nigerian midfielder Ogenyi Onazi played for 86 minutes in Lazio’s 1-1 draw at home to Chievo Veronaat the Olimpico stadium. Onazi was yellow carded in the 57th minute before he was replaced by Brayan Perea four minutes from time. He has made 15 Serie A appearances so far this term.
Joel Obi (Inter Milan): Super Eagles midfieldder Joel Obi watched from the bench as Inter Milan defeated Roma 2-1 at the Sansiro stadium. He has played 11 times for the Nerrazuri scoring once.
Nnamdi Oduamadi (Latina): Nigerian winger Nnamdi Oduamadi played all 90 minutes in Latina’s 1-1 draw away to Pro Vercelli. It was his 11th appearance for Mark Iulliano’s side albeit scoring once.
Kalu Uche (Levante): Nigerian forward Kalu Uche played his 13th La Liga game for Levante when he was introduced in the 82nd minute as his side edged Getafe by a lone goal at the Alfonso Perez stadium. They face Córdoba on Tuesday.Ike Uche (Villarreal): Super Eagles striker Ikechukwu Uche was not listed for Villarreal who drew goalless away to Real Sociedad at the Anoeta stadium.
Godfrey Oboabona (Rizespor): Nigerian defender, Godfrey Oboabona was not listed for Rizespor’s 3-1 loss to Kasimpasaon Sunday. Oboabona has one goal in 16 games so far.
Isaac Promise (Balikesirspor): Nigerian striker Isaac Promise played for 56 minutes in Balikesirspor 1-1 draw at home to Kayseri Erciyesspor. Promise has made seven appearances since joining the club on free in January.
Emmanuel Emenike (Fenerbache): Fenerbache forward, Emenike played only three minutes of his side’s 1-1 draw away at Eskisehirspor as his goal drought extended to ten games in the Turkish Super Lig. The 27-year-old replaced Alper Potuk in the 87th minute of the encounter.
Emenike last scored for Fenerbahce on February 14, when he scored the opening goal in Fenerbahce’s 5-0 away win at Gaziantespor. That goal was his second of the year and fourth of the season following his strike on January 31 in another away win for Fenerbahce.
Abduljeleel Ajagun (Panathinaikos), Christian Obodo (Xanthi): Former Flying Eagles skipper Abduljeleel Ajagun featured from the start before making way for Sotiris Ninis on 68th minute as Panathinaikos beat Xanthi 2-0. The game was Ajagun’s 25th, scoring four goals.
His Nigerian counterpart Christian Obodo was removed for Theodoros Vasilakakis in the 80th minute. It was 27th, scoring two goals.
Wilfred Ndidi (Genk): Nigerian defender Wilfred Ndidi replaced Sandy Walsh in the 28th minute as Genk pipped Mechelen 1-0 in the Belgian play-offs. Ndidi has now played four games.
Imoh Ezekiel (Standard Liege): One-cap Super Eagles striker Imoh Ezekiel was on for 90 minutes but couldn’t prevent his team from loing 1-0 away to Sporting Charleroi. Ezekiel has now played eight times, netting goals.
Simeon Nwankwo (Gil Vicente);Obiora Nwankwo (Academy de Coimbra): Nigerian midfielder Nwankwo Obiora was on from the beginning but gave way for Ulysse Diallo in the 71st minute in Academica’s 1-2 home loss to Gil Vicente. Obiora has 24 appearances this season so far.
His Nigerian counterpart, Simeon Nwankwo was on from the start but was replaced by Marwan Mohsen in the 56th minute. He has nine goals in 26 appearances.
Kayode Olanrewaju (Maccabi Netanya): Former junior international Olanrewaju Kayode was on for 90 minutes as his team lost 3-2 at home to Bnei Sakhnin. Kayode has scored 11 goals in 28 games.
Juwon Oshaniwa, Yero Bello (Ashdod): Nigerian defender Juwon Oshaniwa was an unused substitute as Ashdod was held to a 0-0 draw against Hapoel Haifa. Oshaniwa has 12 games under his belt this season. His NNigerian team-mate Yero Bello saw 90 minutes action.
Rabiu Ibrahim, Kingsley Madu, Emmanuel Edmond (Trencin): Former junior international Rabiu Ibrahim saw action for 90 minutes as Trencin beat homers Ruzomberok 1-0. The game was his 12th of the campaign, scoring four goals. His Nigerian team-mate Kingsley Madu played 90 minutes but was booked in the 38th minute.
John Owoeri (Atvidaberg): Former Flying Eagles star John Owoeri scored for Atvidaberg but it wasn’t enough as his team lost 2-1 away to Hammerby. It was his second of the season in five appearances.