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MIKEL, AMBROSE ARE CHAMPIONS IN EUROPE

–Onazi, Obinna, Ighalo, Echiejile benched Ideye, Odemwingie play as sub

ENGLAND

Odion Ighalo (Watford): Super Eagles and Watford striker Odion Ighalo was an unused substitute in Watford’s 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday. Ighalo has 20 goals in 35 Championship appearances for the Hornets.

Osaze Odemwingie (Stoke City): Nigerian forward, Osaze Odemwingie played for nine minutes in Stoke City’s 2-0 loss away to Swansea. The Nigeria international came on for Jonathan Walters.

Sammy Ameobi (Newcastle United): Nigerian born winger, Sammy Ameobi was not listed in Newcastle United’s match-day squad that got thumped 3-0 by Leicester City at the King Power stadium.

Danny Shittu (Millwall): Former Super Eagles defender Danny Shittu was left out of relegated Millwall side that suffered a 4-2 loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers. Shittu has made eight appearances for his side.

Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Hope Akpan (Reading): Nigerian duo of Yakubu Aiyegbeni and Hope Akpan were not listed for Reading who shocked Derby County with a 3-0 defeat at the iPro Stadium. Akpan has made 20 appearances as against Yakubu’s six for Steve Clark’s side.

Kenneth Omeruo (Middlesbrough): Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo watched from the substitute’s bench as Middlesbrough were forced to a goalless draw at home to Brighton & Hove Albion at the Riverside Stadium. He has made 17 appearances.

Brown Ideye, Victor Anichebe (West Brom): Nigerian striker Brown Ideye came off the substitute’s bench to replace Saido Berahino in the 80th minute as West Brom defeated Manchester United 1-0 at Old Trafford. It was his 26th game scoring seven goals. His compatriot Victor Anichebe was not included in the match-day squad for the game.

Mikel Obi (Chelsea); Shola Ameobi (Crystal Palace): Super Eagles midfielder John Mikel Obi replaced Juan Cuadrado at half time as Chelsea clinched a first Premier League title since 2010 by beating Crystal Palace 1-0 at Stamford Bridge. Eden Hazard struck the goal that saw them clinched the crown, with three games to spare.

SCOTLAND

Efe Ambrose (Celtic): Super Eagles defender Efe Ambrose emerged champion with his Scottish side Celtic for the third straight year after the Bhoys wrapped up the League title in Scotland on Saturday. The 5-0 victory over Dundee at Celtic Park on Friday night, coupled with Aberdeen’s 1-0 defeat at Tannadice on Saturday, ensured that the Hoops are once again the champions of Scotland.

FRANCE

Vincent Enyeama (Lille): Super Eagles skipper Vincent Enyeama was on for all 90 minutes for his French club Lille as they defeated relegated Lens 3-1 at the Pierre-Mauroy stadium. Enyeama has now conceded 34 goals in 34 appearances in the Ligue 1, averaging a goal per game for the Nigerian skipper. He has however kept 14 clean sheets.

Elderson Echiejile (AS Monaco): Nigerian defender Elderson Echiejile watched from the substitute’s bench as Monaco re-established their five-point lead over Marseille in the race to secure the final Champions League spot in Ligue 1 by beating Toulouse 4-1 at Stade Louis II. Echiejile has made 12 appearances this term.

ITALY

Nnamdi Oduamadi (Latina): Nigerian winger Nnamdi Oduamadi played all 90 minutes for Latina who edged his former team Varese 2-1 to move out of the relegation zone. It was his 12th appearances for the club since joining in January.

Ogenyi Onazi (Lazio): Nigerian midfielder Ogenyi Onazi was an unused substitute in Lazio’s 1-1 draw away at Atalanta. Onazi has made 15 Serie A appearances so far this term.

Joel Obi (Inter Milan): Super Eagles midfielder Joel Obi watched from the bench as Inter Milan drew goalless at home to Chievo Verona at the Sansiro stadium. He has played 11 times for the Nerazzurri scoring once.

GERMANY
Anthony Ujah (Cologne): Fringe Super Eagles forward Anthony Ujah was hurled off after 56 minutes in his 100th game for Cologne as they played goalless draw with Augsburg at the SGL Arena. He has scored ten Bundesliga goals this season.

BELGIUM
Wilfred Ndidi (Genk): Nigerian defender Wilfred Ndidi started from the bench as Genk thrashed Waasland-Beveren 7-1. Ndidi later replaced Chrustian Kabasele in the 70th minute. He has featured five times for his club so far this season.

Imoh Ezekiel (Standard Liege): One-cap Super Eagles striker Imoh Ezekiel provided the assist for team-mate Mujangi Bia who scored on ninth minute as Standard Liege piped Club Brugge 1-0 in the Belgian play-offs.

He was later replaced by Dino Arslanagic in three minute added time. He has now appeared 10 times for Standard Liege, scoring four goals.

Moses Simon (Gent): Super Eagles winger Moses Simon was introduced in the 69th minute for Nicklas Pedersen as Gent beat Kortijk 1-0. The game was Simon’s 13th, netting seven goals.

PORTUGAL
Simeon Nwankwo (Gil Vicente): Simeon Nwankwo was introduced for Marwan Mohsen on 42nd minute but couldn’t prevent his team from losing 5-0 at home to Gil Vicente. Nwankwo has appeared 27 times, finding the back of the net nine times.

Obiora Nwankwo (Academy de Coimbra): Nigerian midfielder Nwankwo Obiora was not listed from the start but replaced Marcos Paulo on 76th minutes as Academica played 0-0 against Penafiel. He has played 25 games so far.

Michael Uchebo, Gabriel Reuben (Boavista): Nigerian striker Michael Uchebo saw 90 minutes of action as Boavista beat Moreirense 3-1. He has featured 23 times, scoring four goals. His Nigerian team-mate Reuben Gabriel came on for Tengarrinha on 46th minutes. He has seen action 15 times

ISRAEL
Kayode Olanrewaju (Maccabi Netanya): Former junior international, Olanrewaju Kayode scored in the 13th minute but it wasn’t enough as his side lost 2-1 away to Hapoel Tel Aviv. Kayode who later got booked in the 51st minute, has now scored 12 goals in 29 appearances.

Juwon Oshaniwa, Yero Bello (Ashdod): Nigerian defender Juwon Oshaniwa was benched for 90 minutes as Ashdod drew 1-1 away to Bnei Sakhnin. Oshaniwa has featured 12 times.

SWEDEN
John Owoeri (Atvidaberg): Former Flying Eagles star John Owoeri couldn’t emulate his feat of last weekend when he scored as his team lost 2-1 to Norrkoping. The game was his sixth, netting two goals.

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