Domestic leagues worldwide will return this weekend to compete for points and favourable positions in all league tables.
Nigerian players from all around the globe will want to maintain their excellent performance for their clubs, while others hope to score for their team.
This weekend, Soccernet.ng will spotlight the top six Nigerian players to watch.
When Everton plays Aston Villa in the Premier League round 25, they will be looking to build on their tenacious 1-0 victory against Leeds United.
Iwobi has been among Everton’s best performers this season, with six assists and one goal in 23 matches for the Toffees, who are presently 16th in the English Premier League, one point above the relegation zone.
The Nigerian will seek to maintain his fantastic performance as the Blues try to build on their most recent home success after his role in their 1-nil victory over Leeds United.
After scoring 16 goals in 19 games for his old team, KRC Genk, the 202 cm tall player, has been searching for his first Southampton goal.
The Super Eagles striker from Nigeria has not scored since making three appearances for the Saints. Still, to help his team escape the English Premier League’s relegation zone, he hopes to do so this weekend. He will be one of the players to watch this weekend.
The Super Eagles forward have been on impressive form for Brendan Rodgers’ side since the absence of their key striker Jamie Vardy who has been sidelined due to injury.
The striker has scored in all three of Leicester City’s games, except the most recent contest against Manchester United.
With the Foxes’ setback at Old Trafford and the criticism of former Manchester United defender Gary Neville, he will be trying to assist his side to recover in a more significant test against the League Leaders, Arsenal, at the King Power Stadium.
The Partenopei are in the lead in the race for the Scudetto after their routine 2-0 victory over Sassuolo at the weekend. The league leaders, who played Eintracht Frankfurt in the Champions League on Tuesday, may split the spoils owing to tired legs.
Despite this, the red-hot striker, Osimhen, against Empoli will be looking forward to cementing his place in Serie A top scoring chart with more goals.
When Milan and Atalanta square off in the Serie A rivalry, Stadio San Siro will be the centre of attention on match day 24.
Lookman, who is trying to overtake his countryman, hasn’t scored successfully since the Blue-Black’s match against Sampdoria in January.
With this, the Nigerian will anticipate scoring his first goal in February when Napoli visits Milan.
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