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ECHIEJILE, MOSES OPEN GOALS ACCOUNT

ECHIEJILE, MOSES OPEN GOALS ACCOUNT

–Igiebor also on target; Enyeama saves penalty in Lille draw; Omeruo, Mikel, Ideye missing
in action

ENGLAND
Victor Moses (Stoke City): On-loan Chelsea attacker, Victor Moses, scored his first Stoke goal to put the Potters ahead in their 2-2 draw against West Ham. The Nigerian winger bundled home the ball after Bojan Krkic’s strike was deflected. Moses who was one of many Stoke players who enjoyed a solid performance against the Hammers has so far chalked up eight games.

Mikel Obi (Chelsea): Nigerian midfielder Mikel Obi was not listed for action for Chelsea who were made to work hard for their 2-1 victory against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday. Obi who has been called up for the Super Eagles’ AFCON qualifier against Congo and South Africa has made six substitute appearances for the Blues.

Sammy Ameobi (Newcastle): In-form Nigerian winger, Sammy Ameobi, played all 90 minutes in Newcastle United’s 1-0 win against Liverpool. The 22-year-old has played six games, scoring once and providing one assist.

Omastone Aluko (Hull City): Eagles winger Omatsone Aluko replaced Paul McShane in the 64th minute of Hull City’s 1-0 home loss to Southampton on Saturday. It was his fourth substitute appearance for the Tigers this season.

Victor Anichebe, Brown Ideye (West Brom): Nigerian international, Victor Anichebe, played the last two minutes of West Brom’s 1-0 victory over Leicester City. It was his fifth appearance for the Baggies and he has scored once. His compatriot, Brown Ideye, who was not listed for action has played three EPL games.

Dele Alli (MK Dons): Nigeria-born forward Dele Alli was among the goals as his MK Dons came from behind to beat Swindon Town 2-1. The youngster scored in the 51st minute to cancel Swindon Town’s early lead courtesy of compatriot Jonathan Obika’s sixth minute strike and take his tally to six goals in this season.

Kenneth Omeruo (Middlesbrough): Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo was missing for the second straight week for Middlesbrough who eased to a 3-0 victory over 10-man Rotherham at the New York Stadium. He has played ten Championship games for the Riverside team who sit third on the log.

Odion Ighalo (Watford), Danny Shittu (Milwall): Former Olympic international Odion Ighalo was on from start to finish for Watford as they moved two points clear at the top of the Championship with victory over Millwall, who didn’t parade Danny Shittu at Vicarage Road.
Hope Akpan (Reading): One-cap Super Eagles midfielder Hope Akpan played for 76 minutes in Reading’s 3-1 loss away to Blackburn. It was his 11th appearance this season in the Championship.

FRANCE
Elderson Echiejile (AS Monaco): Nigerian international left-back Elderson Echiejile scored his first goal for Monaco in a 1-1 draw at home with Reims in a French Ligue 1 clash Friday night. Echiejile opened scoring in the 20th minute thanks to an assist by Bernardo Silva. This was the Nigeria defender’s third appearance for the French club this season.

Vincent Enyeama (Lille): Super Eagles skipper Vincent Enyeama conceded his tenth goal of the Ligue 1 season in his 12th start for LOSC Lille, who were held to a 1-1 draw by AS Saint-Etienne as both sides missed penalties in the second half at the Stade Pierre-Mauroyon Saturday evening.

Enyeama produced heroics with a brilliant save to his right to prevent Max-Alain Gradel from scoring his second of the evening from the spot.

ISRAEL
Austin Ejide, John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva): Super Eagles midfielder John Ogu made his seventh start of the season for his Israeli side Hapoel Be’er Sheva who were forced to a 1-1 draw away to Hapoel Acre. His compatriot Austin Ejide who was in goal conceded his sixth goal of the season in the encounter.

Olanrewaju Kayode (Maccabi Netanya): Ex-Nigeria U20 star Olanrewaju Kayode earned his Israeli club Maccabi Netanya a point on Thursday with the goal that earned them a point at Beitar Jerusalem as they played a 1-1 draw. The former ASEC Mimosas of Cote d’Ivoire striker scored the equaliser in the 39th minute.

Nosa Igiebor (Maccabi Tel Aviv): Nigeria international Nosa Igiebor opened his goals account this season for Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Israeli league as they beat Ashdod 5-2 on Wednesday night. They host Hapoel Tel Aviv tonight.

ITALY
Nnamdi Oduamadi (Crotone): Nigerian winger Nnamdi Oduamadi was benched for all 90 minutes as Crotone nicked their second win of the season with a 2-1 win at home to Perugia. He has played nine Serie A games this season.

Joel Obi (Inter Milan): Super Eagles midfielder Joel Obi played for 51 minutes in his fifth Serie A for Inter who lost 2-0 to Parma. He was replaced by Hernanes.

TURKEY
Godfrey Oboabona (Rizespor): Nigerian defender Godfrey Oboabona played all 90 minutes for Rizespor in their 1-1 draw at home to Erciyesspor. He has played five games this season.

John Utaka, Macauley Chrisantus (Sivasspor): The duo of John Utaka and Macauley Chrisantus both played as substitutes in Sivasspor’s 3-0 loss away to Bursaspor. Utaka has played six times while Chrisantus has five games with a goal each.

SCOTLAND
Efe Ambrose (Celtic FC): Nigerian defender Efe Ambrose was an unused substitute for Celtic who defeated Inverness by a lone goal to lift the Hoops up to third in the Scottish Premiership table.

PORTUGAL
Anderson Esiti (Estoril): Nigerian midfielder Anderson Esiti was on from start to finish as his team Estoril defeated home side Penafiel 2-1. The game was his third of the season and he got booked in the 48th minute.

BELGIUM
Uche Nwofor (Lierse): Super Eagles forward Uche Nwofor was introduced on 40 minutes for Alhassan Keita but couldn’t do anything as they lost at home 1-0 to Genk. It was his second game for the Jupiler outfit.

DENMARK
Sylvester Igboun, Rilwan Hassan, Ebere Onuachu, Femi Ajilore, Isaac Oliseh, Izunna Uzochukwu, Musefiu Ashiru (Midtjylland): Nigerian attacker Sylvester Igboun was in action for Midtjylland in their 2-0 win against Nordsjaelland. The game which was his 13th appearance, scoring six goals, saw Igboun getting replaced by Marco Larsen. He got booked on 79 minutes. His Nigerian team-mate, Izunna Uzochukwu who featured in his 11th game, made way for Tim Sparv.

SLOVAKIA
Rabiu Ibrahim, Moses Simon, Kingsley Madu, Emmanuel Madu (Trencin): Former junior international Rabiu Ibrahim was an unused substitute in his team’s 4-3 win against Ruzomberok. Ibrahim has only seen action once for the Slovakian side. However, his Nigerian team-mate Moses Simon saw 90 minutes of football, making his 16th appearance, netting six times.

SWEDEN
Kennedy Igboananike (AIK): Nigerian attacker Kennedy Igboananike was an unused substitute for AIK in their 1-1 away draw against Kalmar. He has scored five goals in 26 appearances.

John Owoeri (Atvidaberg): Former Flying Eagles star John Owoeri was selected from the start before he was withdrawn for Simon Skrabb on 70 minutes as Atvidaberg beat Malmo 2-1. The game was his 25th of the current campaign.

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