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Europe Wrap: Simon, Owoeri, Henty on target as Etebo, Nwakali features


Moses Simon goal scorer for Gent in 2-2 draw with Belgian Giant Anderlecht.


It was a scintillating
weekend of action around Europe as various club took on each other in various sub
division across Europe.
As expected
Nigerian players were not left out in the peak of the action as some of them
made telling contribution for the benefits of their various teams while some
failed to lift their side from defeat as the case maybe. We captured thee
Nigerian exports in the mid of the football action in Europe.
 On this note we highlight the performance of
Nigerian players abroad in their various clubs in Europe.
IN ENGLAND
Manchester
City prodigy Kelechi Iheanacho was on the bench for the entire duration of the
game as the Etihad side defeated West Ham United 3-1 courtesy of a brace from
English record signing Raheem Sterling.
IN SPAIN
Former
Youth International Midfielder Uche Henry Agbo lasted the entire duration of
the game as his side Granada suffer a whopping 5-1 defeat in the hands of La
Liga host La Palmas who was inspired by Ghanaian new signing Kevin Prince Boateng.
IN ITALY
Joel Chukwuma
Obi was rooted to the bench for the entire duration of the game as his Torino
side defeated visiting Bologna side 5-1. As Roma and Dream Team VI forward Umar
Sadiq was on the bench for the entire duration of the game while compatriot and
youthful defender Nura Abdullahi was not listed in Roma match day squad as they
drew 2-2 with Italian side (host) Cagliari.
IN FRANCE
Elderson
Echiejile was not listed in AS Monaco match day squad as they defeated arch-rivals
PSG (Paris Saint Germain) 3-1.
IN HOLLAND
Fred Friday
lasted 77th minute of the game and was replaced by Wonter Weghorst.
He play an assist for his team mate Alizera Jahanbakhsh in the 73rd
minute to complete the scoring as AZ Alkmaar won 2-0 over the visiting NEC
Nijmegen side.
Tyronne Ebuehi
was on the bench for the entire duration of the game as his ADO Don Haag side
drew 1-1 with Heracles.
IN BELGIUM
Gent star
Moses Simon lasted the entire duration of the game and scored a wonder strike
to give Giant a life line in the game after Anderlecht took the lead from the
penalty spot Simon scored in 21st minutes as the game between both
sides ended two goal a piece (2-2).
Wilfred
(Onyinye) Ndidi was surprising missing from Genk line up as his Gent side
claimed a 1-0 win over Zulte-Waregem courtesy of Alejandro Pozuelo solitary
strike in the 80th minute.
IN PORTUGAL
The trio of
Michael Uchebo, Uche Nwofor and Gabriel Reuben were all missing in action for Boavista
as the modest side drew 2-2 with visiting side Chaves FC.
Youthful FC
Porto center back Chidozie Awaziem was missing in Porto main match day squad as
the lost 2-1 to rivals and host Sporting Lisbon.
Oghenekaro
Etebo lasted the entire duration of the game at the left side of the attack as
his team Feirense FC lost to host Rio Ave 1-0.
PORTUGAL (DIVISION)
Chidozie Awaziem
picked up a red card in the 34th minute of the game as his FC Porto
B side lost 3-1 to host Freamunde in Division one. Academica midfielder Obiora
Nwankwo was missing in action while Shehu Abdullahi was also missing for his
club side Uniao da Madeira as Academica defeated Uniao de Madeira 1-0 in the
match.
Leixoes
midfield player Sodiq Olamilekan Fatai (20) was on from start to finish as his
side beat visiting Varzim FC side 3-0 in the match, Chidi Osuchukwu missing in
action for Braga B side as they defeated visiting side Famalicao 3-0.
IN NORWAY
Samuel
Adegbenro lasted the entire duration of the game for Viking FC while Lillestroem
Innocent Bonke made a late comes appearance at 90th minutes to
replace Thomas Malec, Ifeanyi Matthew was on the bench for the entire duration
of the game for Lillestroem as Viking FC and the visiting Lillestroem side drew
2-2. Chidiebere Nwakali saw 90 minutes of action as his IK start side lost 2-0
to host Bodoe/Glimt.
Anglo-Nigerian
(Norway-born) midfield player Ohi Anthony Omoijuanfo lasted the entire duration
of the match on the bench as his FS Stabaek side drew 1-1 with host Sogndal FC.
Michael
Junior Omoh came at 65th minute to replace Daniel Bjoernkvist and
made an assist for forward Maic Sema in the 83rd minute to earn his
side Oerebro a 3-2 win over Falkenbergs FF.
IN SWEDEN
Former
flying Eagles forward John Owoeri was in action for his side Haecken FC for 81
minute of the game and was replaced by Adam Anderson. John Owoeri was on target
for his side in the 73rd minute and was booked in the 79 minutes
while Alhaji Gero came on for Oestersund FK to replace Curtis Edwards in the 71st
minute of the game as Haecken FC claimed a 3-1 win in the game.
John
Chibuike came on for AIK FC to replace Amin Affare in the 69th
minute while teammate Chinedu Obasi started in attack and was replaced at the
69th minute with Alexander Isak but Dickson Etuhu was confound on
the bench as their side AIK drew (0-0) goalless with Hammarby.
Nigerian
midfielder Monday James lasted the entire duration of the game as his side IFK
Gothenburg defeated Helsingborg 2-0.
IN FINLAND
HIK Taye Taiwo
was missing in action while teammate Nnamdi Oduamadi featured for the entire
duration of the game, for KUPs FC Nigerian trio of defender Azubuike Egwuekwe
and striker Gbolaham Faud Salami and Aliyu Abubakar lasted the entire duration
of the match while teammate Paul Onobi was rooted to the bench for the entire
duration of the match and HJK defeat visiting KUFS side 1-0.
IN AUSTRIA
Olarenwaju
Kayode came on for his side Austria Wien in the 83rd minute to
replace Ognjen Vukojevic as they held host Ried 1-1.
IN TURKEY
Musa
Mohammed was missing for his Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir as they defeated
host Buraspor 0-2 away from home.
Rizespor
defender Godfrey Oboabona lasted the distance as his Rizespor side fell 3-0 to
host Karabukspor.
Aminu Umar was in action for
Osmanlispor FK for 73 minute and was replaced by team mate and compatriot
Raheem Lawal as Osmanlispor FK drew 2-2 with visiting side Genclebirligi FC.
Emmanuel Emenike was in action for 67
minutes for Fenerbahce and was replaced by Brazilian striker Fernando.
Fenerbahce drew 3-3 with the visiting Turkish side Kayserispor FC.
TURKEY (DIVISION)
Nigeria
forward Austin Amutu came on to replace Eren Tozlu in the 86th minute
of the game while teammate Sunday Mba lasted the entire duration of the game
with Azubuike Okechukwu not listed in Yeni Malatyaspor match day squad as their
side defeated visiting Samsunspor side 1-0. Solomon David Abwo was on target in
the 72nd minute of the game to seal a 1-0 home win for his Turkish
side Giresunspor over the visiting Balikespirspor. He was on for the entire
match.
IN SLOVAKIA
Yusuf
Otubanjo was on target for his FC Zilina side in the 22nd minute as
they defeated as Trencin 4-0.
He lasted
79th minutes of the game as he was replaced by Momodou Cessay while
Trencin trio of Samuel Kalu, Kingsley Madu and Aliko Bala started the game with
Bala making way for Rabiu Ibrahim in the 26 minutes of the game due to injury
while teammate Leonard Chisom Johnson came on for Jakub Paur in the 77th
minute of the match.
Lokomotive Moscow’s
Striker Ezekiel Henty in contention with an opponent.
IN RUSSIA
Ezekiel Henty
lasted 86 minute of the game for Lokomotive Moscow and was replaced by Petar
Skuletic. Henty scored the winner in the 56th minute to give Lokomotive a 2-1
away win over host FC Krasnodar.
IN BULGARIA

Nigeria and
Levski Sofia forward Tunde Adeniji was in action for the entire 90 minutes of
the game as his Levski Sofia side defeated visiting Vereya FC 4-0.

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