Soccernet.ng brings you an exhilarating roundup of Nigerian football stars who illuminated European and Asian clubs on Sunday.
In Belarus, Idris Nuradeen’s unyielding composure shone through as he confidently slotted home an 88th-minute penalty, rescuing Smorgon in a nail-biting [1-1] draw against Torpedo BelAZ.
The same tenacity was mirrored by compatriot Lukuman Aliu, who completed the entire game for the home side, although his quest for a first goal since his April switch from Slutsk remains unfulfilled.
Over to Belgium, where Raphael Onyedika orchestrated a symphony of control and finesse in the midfield, propelling Club Brugge to an emphatic [0-5] victory on the road against AS Eupen.
A quick switch to China, where Kingsley Onuegbu orchestrated a performance worthy of a maestro, steering Dongguan United to a captivating [4-0] win over Liaoning Shenyang, spearheaded by Michael Omoh.
Onuegbu bagged a brace and added an assist to propel United to their sixth triumph of the 18-week campaign.
Back to the Czech Republic, where Igoh Ogbu stood as an impenetrable pillar in Slavia Prague’s defence, securing a shutout in their slender [0-1] away victory against Mlada Bolesov.
In Estonia, Ahmed Adebayo’s opening goal appeared destined to be the deciding stroke, but a stoppage-time penalty by visiting Nõmme Kalju ensured a split of the spoils between Tammeka and their opponents.
Over to France, where Akor Adams graced his debut with two goals in two minutes, crafting a captivating [2-2] draw for Montpellier against Le Havre.
Back to Italy, where Samuel Chukwueze painted his name on the scoresheet for the first time in AC Milan colours during their 4-2 friendly conquest over Novara.
In Portugal, Kelechi Nwakali’s league debut for Chaves was marred by the radiant power of hosts Rio Ave, who clinched a resounding [2-0] victory.
Next is Sweden, where John Junior Igbarumah etched his presence in the scoresheet, fortifying Sandviken’s supremacy with a commanding [0-3] victory over Sylvia, consolidating their grip atop the Ettan table.
In the United States, Lucky Okpara emerged as a standout performer, netting a brace for Northern Colorado, yet their efforts could not thwart a heart-wrenching [2-3] defeat to Union Omaha.
Finally, in Venezuela, Ade Oguns crafted an awe-inspiring narrative, seizing his first career hat trick to propel Caracas to an authoritative [4-0] conquest over Zamora in the Primera División.