–Ogbeche, Promise also on Target; Mikel, Moses make cameo appearance in EPL
Success debuts in Granada’s win over Barcelona
Osaze Odemwingie (Stoke City),Shola Ameobi, Sammy Ameobi (Newcastle United): Super Eagles forward Osaze odemwingie played for 87 minutes for Stoke City who boosted their hopes of a top-10 finish with a 1-0 victory over Shola Ameobi’s Newcastle at the Britannia Stadium. Odemwingie who has scored five goals in ten starts for the Potter since joining from Cardiff City had a chance to score when he was well found by Arnautovic but he miscued his shot horribly. Ameobi who hasn’t scored in 22 EPL games. His younger sibling has 11 games to his credit.
Joseph Yobo (Norwich City): Super Eagles skipper Joseph Yobo was missing in action for Norwich in their 1-0 loss away to Fulham at Craven Cottage. Norwich have now lost their past seven away fixtures, arguably had the better chances in a pulsating contest at Craven Cottage but the visitors lacked incision in the final third. Yobo has made eight start since joining the Yellow Canaries from Fenerbache.
Victor Anichebe (Westbromwich Albion): Nigerian forward Victor Anichebe was an unusd substitute for Westbrom who threw away a three-goal lead as Christian Eriksen’s late strike saw Tottenham secure a Barclays Premier League point at The Hawthorns. The Eagles striker who has three goals to his credit to his name has chalked up …. games for the Baggies.
John Mikel Obi (Chelsea): Super Eagles midfielder, John Mikel Obi replaced match winner Demba Ba in the 78th minutes in Sunday’s nervy win away to Swansea on the bench at the Liberty stadium. Mikel who has made 22 EPL appearances and has notched in one goal for the Blues was yellow carded in the 85th minute.
Victor Moses (Liverpool): Super Eagles winger Victor Moses replaced Raheem Sterling in the 87th minute as Liverpool moved a step closer to a first league title in 24 years with a thrilling 3-2 win over championship rivals Manchester City at Anfield. It was his 17th game of the season for the Reds in the EPL.
Kenneth Omeruo (Middlesbrough): Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo missed Middlesbrough 1-0 win over Burnley at Turf Moor. Omeruo who looks to extend his stay at the Valley has made eight start for Middlesbrough.
Sone Aluko (Hull City): Nigerian winger Sone Aluko replaced George Boyd at half time as Hull City reached the FA Cup final for the first time in their history after a thrilling 5-3 win over Sheffield United at Wembley.
Nnamdi Oduamadi (Varese): In form Super Eagles winger Nnamdi Oduamadi made his tenth start for Varese in their lone goal defeat at home to Bari on Saturday. The Nigerian winger who has scored four goals since returning to the club.
Obinna Nsofor (Chievo Verona): Super Eagles winger Obinna Nsofor replaced Cyril Thereau in the 60th minute as Alberto Paloschi netted a hat-trick for Chievo to give their Serie A survival hopes a big boost on Sunday afternoon with a 4-2 win at Livorno. Nsofor has chalked up eight appearances in the Serie A with no goal to his credit.
Ogenyi Onazi (Lazio): Super Eagles midfielder Ogenyi Onazi played the entire duration on Sunday and scored his first goal of the season for 10-man Lazio who lost 4-2 to Napoli at the San Paolo stadium.
Onazi has made 27 apperances in the Serie A this season and has been yellow carded four times.
Joel Chukwuma Obi (Parma): Nigerian midfielder Joel Obi was an unused substitute for Parma who has to settle for a 1-1 draw at struggling Bologna.
Efe Ambrose (Celtic): Nigerian defender Efe Ambrose helped Celtic show why they are Scottish Premiership champions with a comfortable 2-0 win over Dundee United at Tannadice. Ambrose has played all games for the Hoops in the SPL this term.
Ikechukwu Uche (Villareal): Nigerian forward Ikechukwu Uche missed his side’s lone goal victory as Jeremy Perbet headed a winner deep in stoppage-time to sink Levante and keep alive Villarreal’s hopes of securing automatic qualification for the Europa League. Uche has scored 12 goals in 26 La liga games.
Nosa Igiebor (Real Betis): Super Eagles midfielder Nosa Igiebor watched from the bench for 90 minutes as Real Betis sunk deeper into the Primera Division relegation mire on Sunday with a cruel 2-0 defeat against fierce rivals Sevilla, the hosts unable to recover after Juan Carlos’ harsh first-half red card. Igiebor has scored once in 11 games for Betis. His last game was against Athletic Club in February.
Ramon Azeez (Almeria): One cap Super Eagles midfielder Ramon Azeez was benched for the entire duration ofAlmeria’s 4-0 defeat to Real Madrid. Azeez has played 25 La Liga games and has notched in one goal.
Odion Ighalo, Isaac Success (Granada): Former Golden Eaglets striker Isaac Sucess made his La Liga debut for Granada who stunned Barcelona 1-0 at home to deal a significant blow to the Catalans’ title hopes in Spain. His compatriots Odion Ighalo was benched for the entire duration of the encounter.
Vincent Enyeama (Lille): Super Eagles first choice goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama kept his 20th clean sheet of the season in goal for Lille as they kept a firm grip on third place in Ligue 1 and left Valenciennes in a parlous state after Divock Origi’s second-half strike earned a 1-0 home win. Enyeama has played all 33 games for his side and has conceded 20 goals.
Elderson Echiejile (AS Monaco): Nigerian defender Elderson Echiejile missed Monaco’s 1-0 victory over Stade Rennes on Saturday night. He has three Ligue 1 games to his credit.
Bartholomew Ogbeche (Cambuur Leeuwarden): Nigerian forward Bartholomew Ogbeche scored his second goal of the season for his side who edged out Vitesse Arnhem in a seven thriller at the Cambuur stadium. It was his eight game of the Eredivise season.
Chinedu Obasi (Schalke 04): Nigerian international Chinedu Obasi replaced Maximilian Meyer in the 72nd minute in Schalke’s 2-0 win at home to Eintracht Frankfurt at the Veltins-Arena. It was his Obasi 11th start in the Bundesliga for the Royal Blues albeit scoring twice.
Anthony Ujah (FC Cologne): Nigerian international Anthony Ujah came off the substitute’s bench to replace Patrick Helmes in Cologne’s 2-2 draw away to Union Berlin. He has scored eight goals this season in 28 appearances for Cologne.
Godfrey Oboabona (Rizespor): Nigerian defender Godfrey Oboabona played his 15th game of the season for Rizespor who leaped out of the relegation zone with a 1-1 draw away to Kayserispor on Saturday. He has scored one goal thus far.
John Utaka (Sivasspor): Nigerian striker John Utaka scored his sixth goal of the season for Sivasspor in their 2-1 win over Galatasaray on Saturday. He was replaced by Hakan Arslan in the stoppage time of the encounter in his 18th start of the campaign.
Michael Eneramo, Joseph Akpala (Karabukspor): Nigerian striker Michael Eneramo saw 90 minutes of action as Karabukspor lost 2-0 to Akhisar Belediyespor on Saturday.The burly forward has four goals in 12 appearances while his compatriot Akpala who wasn’t dressed for the clash has the same tally of goal in 11 appearances.
Emmanuel Emenike (Fenerbache); Isaac Promise (Antalyaspor): Nigerian striker Isaac Promise scored his second goal of the season for Antalyaspor who lost 4-1 to Fenerbache on Sunday. It was his 16th game of the season. Emenike who missed the encounter due to injury has scored 12 goals in 24 starts this season.
Taye Taiwo (Bursaspor): Nigerian defender Taye Taiwo returned to Bursaspor starting line inSaturday’s 1-1 draw away to Kasimpasa at the Recep Tayyip Erdogan stadium. It was his 25th start albeit scoring two goals for his 11th placed team in the Super Lig 1 side.
Brown Ideye, Haruna Lukman (Dynamo Kiev): Nigerian duo of Brown Ideye, Haruna Lukman played as substitutes in Dynamo Kiev’s 2-2 draw away to Karpaty last Friday. While Haruna replaced Denis Garmash in the 78th minute for his 17th game, Ideye replaced Sergey Sidorchuk in the 93rd minute for his 13th appearance of the season.
Babatunde Michael (Volyn): Nigerian winger Babatunde Michael played the entire duration of his side’s lone goal defeat to Illichivets last Friday. The Nigerian international who was yellow carded in the 87th minute of the clash has scored twice in 16 appearances.
Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow): Super Eagles winger Ahmed Musa was the match winner for CSKA Moscow who pipped Ural by a lone goal on Saturday. The former VVV Venlo forward has played 25 games and has scored seven times.
Fegor Ogude (Amkar Perm): Nigerian midfielder Fegor Ogude didn’t feature for Amkar Perm who drew goalless away to Tom’ Tomsk on Saturday. The former Vålerenga player has scored three times in five starts for his seventh placed team.
John Ogu (Academy de Coimbra): Super Eagles midfielder John Ogu was on the bench for 90 minutes as Academica de Coimbra were forced to a 1-1 draw against visiting Vitoria Setubal. Ogu has seen action seven times and is yet to score this season.
Femi Balogun, Christian Obodo (Olhanense): Former Super Eagles midfielder Christian Obodo featured from start to finish as Olhanense defeated home side Rio Ave 2-1. The game was his ninth but has not found the back of the net yet. His Nigerian team-mate Femi Balogun however was an unused substitute.
Fred Friday (Lillestrom) Osita Chikere (Viking): Nigerian duo of Fred Friday and Osita Chikere were on the substitute bench for Lillesttrom and Viking respectively as Viking won 1-0 away. Both players are yet to taste action in the current campaign.
Ugonna Anyaora (Haugesund):Nigerian midfielder Ugonna Anyaora was on the bench for 90 minutes in his team’s 1-1 draw against visitors Valerenga. Anyaora only has one game under his belt so far.
John Chibuike (Rosenborg) Chukwuma Akabueze (Odd): Nigerian midfielder John Chibuike was on for his third straight game but was replaced by Mikkel Diskerud as early as the 50th minute in Rosenborg 2-0 home win against Odd. His Nigerian counterpart and former Super Eagles forward Chukwuma Akabueze replaced Havard Storbaek in the 65th minute but was yellow-carded in the 65th minute. It was Akabueze’s third league appearance for Odd.
Imoh Ezekiel (Standard Liege) Kim Ojo (Genk): One-cap Super Eagles attacker Imoh Ezekiel was on from the beginning but came off in the 65th minute for Belgian Ibrahima Cisse as Standard Liege were held to a 2-2 draw by Genk in the Play-offs. The former 36 Lion striker has 10 goals in 33 appearance. His Nigerian counterpart Kim Ojo was not listed for the encounter.
Abduljeleel Ajagun (Panathinaikos): Former Flying Eagles skipper Abduljeleel Ajagun featured for Panathinaikos from the start but was substituted for Vasileios Angelopoulos in the 77th minute as Panathinaikos were defeated 3-1 at Xanthi. Ajagun who has played 22 times, has scored four goals.
Ayodele Adeleye (Ergotelis): Nigerian defender Ayodele Adeleye was on the starting line-up as Ergotelis beat visiting Kalloni 3-0. The game was Adeleye’s eight for Ergotelis since joining them from Anzhi in January.
Fanendo Adi (Copenhagen): Nigerian attacker Fanendo Adi was left on the bench for 90 minute but his team still went on to pip visiting AGF 1-0. Adi has appeared eight times, getting on the score sheet three times this term.
George Ikenne (Honved): Nigerian midfielder George Ikenne was not called upon as his team Honved lost 2-0 away to Szombathelyi. Ikenne has featured in 20 league games without scoring.