Soccernet.ng highlights some standout performances from Nigerian footballers outside the country’s shores on Saturday, October 7, 2023.
Albania: Ayinde fires matchwinner
At the Stadiumi Shkumbini in Peqin, James Gbenga Ayinde scored for the third time in his last six games, and it proved to be the winning strike for Lushnja in their 2 – 1 win over Luzi 2008.
Algeria: Omoyele finds his range
In Ligue 1, former Enyimba striker Tosin Omoyele opened his goal account for the season as he netted the opener after only seven minutes to guide Khenchela to a stunning 2-3 victory away to Belouizdad.
Switzerland: Decisive Mathew shines
Exciting Nigerian forward Ifeanyi Mathew assisted one of Zürich’s goals as the home side soared to a 3 – 2 triumph over visiting Winterthur in their Super League clash.
Thailand: Nnamani and Ononiwu show scoring instinct
In the Thai League 1, Lagos-born Onyedikachukwu Nnamani scored to make it 1-2 for Nakhon Pathom United, but home team Trat fought back in the second half to claim a 4-3 victory.
Down in the Thai League 2, Julius Ononiwu gave Krabi the lead in the 15th minute, but Customs Ladkrabang Utd equalised shortly after as both teams settled for a 1-1 draw at the Krabi Provincial Stadium.
Czech Republic: A thriving Nigerian connection
In the Czech Republic, Wale Alli and Quadri Adediran orchestrated a thrilling victory for České Budějovice with a decisive 1-0 win over Karviná.
Adediran’s precise assist in the 87th minute set the stage for Alli to strike the solitary goal, lifting České Budějovice to a victory that gets them clear of the relegation zone.
England: Iheanacho and Ndidi Shine Bright
Over in the English Premier League, Fulham clinched a resounding 3-1 victory against Sheffield United, with Alex Iwobi making an impact from the start and Calvin Bassey contributing as a second-half substitute.
Meanwhile, at Old Trafford, Frank Onyeka joined the fray in the 70th minute for Brentford, although Manchester United’s late surge secured a hard-fought 2-1 victory.
In the Championship, Jamilu Collins and Cardiff City engaged in an electrifying 1-1 draw against Tom Dele-Bashiru’s Watford.
At the King Power Stadium, Kelechi Iheanacho continued his excellent scoring run, netting for the third consecutive league game to kickstart Leicester City’s 2-0 triumph over Stoke City.
Wilfred Ndidi, coming off the bench, contributed an assist to Jamie Vardy’s goal, solidifying Leicester City’s promotion aspirations with a ten-point lead over third-placed Preston North End.
France: Nigerian girls represent
In the French Feminine Division 1, Super Falcons stars Rofiat Imuran and Tosin Demehin showcased their defensive capability as Stade de Reims secured a 1-0 victory over Dijon.
In Ligue 1, Terem Moffi’s withdrawal due to injury did not deter OGC Nice, who managed a narrow 0-1 win against Metz.
Germany: Akpoguma’s triumphant return
Kevin Akpoguma marked his third Bundesliga appearance of the season, contributing to Hoffenheim’s exhilarating 2-3 away victory over Werder Bremen.
Hungary: Dynamic Nigerian goalscorers
The Nigerian flair continued in the NB 1 as Vincent Onovo and Peter Ambrose found the back of the net, propelling Újpest to a convincing 2-0 victory against Diósgyőr.
Italy: Chukwueze celebrates AC Milan’s win
In Serie A, Samuel Chukwueze graced the pitch for AC Milan during the first half of their slender 0-1 victory over Genoa. Chukwueze’s replacement, Christian Pulisic, sealed the win with a goal in the closing moments.
Moldova: Edema’s heroics
Peter Damilare Edema emerged as the hero for CSF Bălți, netting a brace that propelled them to a commanding 1-5 victory away to Dacia-Buiucani in the Super Liga.
Portugal: Nwakali and Moshood make an impact
Kelechi Nwakali’s stellar performance included a fine assist as Chaves outclassed Gil Vicente with a thrilling 4-2 win in Primeira Liga.
In the Segunda Liga, Morufdeen Moshood, as a substitute, notched the second consolation goal for Leixões, although they succumbed to a 4-2 defeat against Tondela.
Saudi Arabia: Onyekuru scores debut goal
Henry Onyekuru opened his scoring account for Al Fayha, helping secure a 1-1 draw against Odion Ighalo’s Al Wehda. Former Trabzonspor standout Anthony Nwakaeme also left his mark for the visitors.
Serbia: Adeshina’s brilliant impact
In the Super Liga, Adetunji Adeshina concluded the scoring for Novi Pazar in their commanding 3-1 victory over Vojvodina.
Spain: Ajibade laughs last
Rasheedat Ajibade emerged victorious against her international teammate Toni Payne as Atletico Madrid clinched a narrow 2-1 win over Sevilla.
Payne, on the other hand, found the net for the visitors, marking her second goal in four league games this season.
Sweden: Yusuf and Aguda shine
In Sweden’s Superettan showdown, 21-year-old Azeez Yusuf netted his fourth goal of the season, propelling Skövde AIK to a convincing 3-1 victory against Gefle.
Godwin Aguda’s stellar performance and goal played a pivotal role in Falkenberg’s impressive 0-2 away win at Tvååker.