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Musa Bags Brace As Uzoho Keeps 14th Clean Sheet; Etebo, Abdullahi, Awaziem Start, Ekong Benched

Musa Bags Brace As Uzoho Keeps 14th Clean  Sheet; Etebo, Abdullahi, Awaziem Start, Ekong Benched

By Johnny Edward:                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Super Eagles forward Ahmed Musa scored twice for CSKA Moscow in Sunday’s 6-0 drubbing of Arsenal Tula.

He had also scored twice against Krasnodar a fortnight ago. The 25-year-old doubled his side’s lead in the 11th minute and sealed the emphatic win in the 49th minute to take his tally to five in 10 Russian Premier League games.

In England, Nigeria forward Alex Iwobi ended his nine-game goal drought in the EPL when he scored Arsenal’s fourth goal in their 5-0 drubbing of Burnley on Arsene Wenger’s last home game in charge of the club at the Emirates Stadium. Iwobi, making his 20th start of the English Premier League season for Arsenal in the win, last scored a goal against Crystal Palace on the 20th of January.

Super Eagles star Victor Moses made his third assist on his 24th English Premier League start for Chelsea who defeated Liverpool 1-0 at Stamford Bridge to boost their chances of a top four finish. Moses, who was cautioned by Mike Taylor in the 81st minute, was subbed off for Davide Zappacosta seven minutes later.

In Turkey, Nigeria defender Shehu Abdulahi made his 14th start for Bursaspor who lost 2-1 to Fenerbahce in the Super Lig. His compatriots, William Troost Ekong and Mikel Agu, were unused substitutes in the encounter. Troost-Ekong has made 26 appearances for the club this season, scoring twice while Mikel Agu has 22 games under his belt, scoring twice as well.

In the Italian Serie A, Nigerian striker Simeone Nwankwo featured for Crotone in their 2-1 loss away to Chievo Verona. Simy has scored six goals in 21 Serie A games.

In France, Super Eagles defender Chidozie Awaziem played for 76 minutes for Nantes who suffered a 2-0 defeat to Montpellier. He was replaced by Alex Kacaniklic in his 22nd appearance of the season in Ligue 1.

In the lower leagues, Super Eagles goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho, kept his 14th clean sheet for RC Deportivo Fabril who defeated Cerceda 1-0 on Sunday.

The game was the 24thof the season for the 19-year-old shot-stopper. He has conceded 17 goals so far this term for RC Deportivo Fabril who are second in the Spanish Segunda B, the third division.

At Estadio de Gran Canaria Stadium, the Nigerian pair of Oghenekaro Etebo and Imoh Ezekiel were handed starts by Las Palmas who lost 1-0 to Getafe on Sunday. While Etebo saw 90 minutes of action, Ezekiel was replaced in the 61st minute.

Brown Ideye also featured only in the first half for relegated Malaga who lost 3-0 to Alaves. Isaac Success was an unused substitute for Malaga.

In the Dutch Eredivise, Umar Sadiq was missing in action for NAC Breda who drew 1-1 with FC Twente on Sunday. Super Eagles defender Tyronne Ebuehi was also missing for ADO Den Haag in Sunday’s 3-2 win away at Roda JC Kerkrade.

In Norway, Aremu Afeez played his eighth game for IK Start who lost 3-0 to Odds Ballklubb.

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WORDPRESS: 2
  • A very good one from our players! getting minutes nd doing well for their various clubs!! assuredly, that will translate to our nationa team.