Round-Up: Iheanacho, Ndidi On Target; Awaziem Missing In Nantes Win, Kayode Benched

Round-Up: Iheanacho, Ndidi On Target; Awaziem Missing In Nantes Win, Kayode Benched

Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho took his tally in the English FA Cup to nine goals after scoring a brace for Leicester City who beat Peterborough 5-1 to reach the fifth round of the competition at the ABAX stadium on Saturday,Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
 
It was the second time in the competition the 21-year-old Nigerian was scoring a brace this season. He has made 14 appearances in all competitions and has scored five goals this season.
 
His compatriot Wilfred Ndidi who came on as a substitute in the encounter sealed the win with the fifth goal. Ahmed Musa was left out of the matchday squad.
 
At the Saint Mary’s Stadium, Nigerian forward Isaac Success was an unused substitute for Watford who crashed out of the Emirates FA Cup competition after losing 1-0 to Southampton on Saturday 
 
Jack Stephens scored the only goal of the game in the fourth minute. Success’ only appearance so far this season was in the Carabao Cup and he has been named as a substitute five times in the English Premier League for Watford.
 
At the KCOM Stadium, Super Eagles defender Ola Aina played all 90 minutes for Hull City who booked a fifth round berth by defeating Nottingham Forest . Jarrod Bowen and Nouha Dicko were on target for Hull while Apostolos Vellios scored a late consolation for Forest.
 
Former Nigeria forward Shola Ameobi played for 84 minutes for Notts County who forced a replay against Swansea City after their 1-1 draw at Meadow Lane.
 
In the English Championship, Bright Enobakhare came on as a late substitute for Wolverhampton Wanderers who defeated Ipswich Town 1-0 at Portman Road to move 12 points clear of second-placed Derby County who have a game in hand.
 
In Spain, Olarenwaju Kayode was benched for the entire duration of Girona’s 0-0 draw away to Malaga. Olanrewaju is yet to feature for Girona since returning to Spain late from the Yuletide break. He has made 13 appearances in all competitions this season.
 
Young Super Eagles defender Chidozie Awaziem was left out of Nantes’ match day squad that defeated Guingamp 3-0 in a Ligue 1 clash on Saturday. Awaziem has played 17 times for Nantes, scoring once. He has missed Nantes last two Ligue 1 games.
 
In Scotland, Efe Ambrose’s return to Celtic Park ended in defeat as Celtic edged Hibernian 1-0. The Nigerian defender played the entire duration of the game.
 
Super Eagles defender Shehu Abdullahi made his debut for Bursaspor in their 3-1 away defeat to Alanyaspor in the Turkish Super Lig on Saturday. Abdullahi’s Super Eagles teammates Mikel Agu and William Troost-Ekong were also in action. Bursaspor are now ninth in the league table with 25 points.
 
Nigerian forward Aminu Umar played all 90 minutes for Osmanlispor FK who lost 2-0 to Galatasaray in another Turkish top flight game. His compatriot, Raheem Lawal, was not included in the match day squad.

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