Nigerian football talents illuminated the global stage on Sunday showcasing their skills and contributing to enthralling encounters in various leagues.
Soccernet.ng highlights their most significant contributions here:
Royale Union Saint-Gilloise boosted their hopes for the title with a dominant performance against KRC Genk, securing a commanding 3-0 victory. Victor Boniface showcased discipline and positivity, playing a pivotal role in his team’s success.
Meanwhile, Alhassan Yusuf’s impressive contribution off the bench helped Antwerp secure a vital 3-2 win over Club Brugge, allowing them to maintain their position as the frontrunners in the title race.
In the Major League Soccer (MLS), Montréal claimed a well-deserved 2-0 triumph over Toronto, with Chinonso Offor being awarded the man-of-the-match accolade for his crucial second goal.
Sunusi Ibrahim, who replaced Offor in the 83rd minute, continued his quest for his first league goal of the season but was unable to find the back of the net.
In an exhilarating encounter in the FNL, Varnsdorf emerged victorious with a thrilling 5-3 win over Táborsko, thanks to Abdoullahi Tanko’s exceptional hat-trick performance, marking the first of his career.
Brentford celebrated a crucial 2-0 victory over West Ham at the Gtech Community Stadium in Brentford, Middlesex, with Frank Onyeka making a notable appearance in the final 20 minutes.
In a disappointing outcome for Everton, Alex Iwobi found himself on the losing side as Manchester City secured a convincing 3-0 win at Goodison Park.
Lorient managed to secure a hard-fought 1-1 draw against Montpellier, with Bonke Innocent delivering a solid midfield performance.
Meanwhile, the clash between Toulouse and Nantes ended in a goalless draw, with Moses Simon impressing for the relegation-threatened visitors.
Napoli, the reigning champions, suffered an unexpected setback as they succumbed to a surprise 0-2 defeat against Monza in the Italian Serie A. Victor Osimhen was denied a penalty call in a match filled with missed opportunities for the Naples-based club.
Mathias Oyewusi, hailing from Jos, was the hero of the day, netting the winning goal in Zalgiris’ 2-1 triumph over Kauno Zalgiris.
Abraham Marcus continued his impressive form, scoring his ninth league goal of the season to guide Porto II to a well-deserved 3-1 victory over Academico Viseu.
Gift Monday stole the spotlight in the Spanish Women’s First Division clash at Estadio La Palmera in Tenerife. With an assist and a goal to her name, Monday propelled Granadilla Tenerife to a convincing 3-1 win over Toni Payne’s Seville.
Anam Mary Imo showcased her scoring prowess once again, finding the net for the fifth time in four games as Piteå overcame a resilient Hammarby side with a hard-fought 2-1 triumph.
In the USL Championship, Tanitoluwa Oluwaseyi delivered a standout performance, bagging two goals and providing two assists as San Antonio thrashed Charleston Battery 7-0 on their home ground.
Samuel Adediran also made a significant contribution, finding the back of the net in the resounding victory.
Ade Oguns continued his impressive scoring run, netting in his third consecutive game to secure a hard-fought 1-1 draw for Caracas against Deportivo La Guaira.
I don’t celebrate any of them. Bring them together and play for their Mother land, they always fail woefully.