Soccernet.ng highlights some eye-catching displays from Nigerian footballers outside the country’s shores on Friday, November 10, 2023.
Francis Uzoho made his first appearance of the season as Omonia Nicosia fell to a 2-0 defeat to Anorthosis at the Stadio Antonis Papadopoulos in Lárnaka in their Cyprus First Division clash.
It was a goalless affair at halftime when Uzoho replaced injured Brazilian goalkeeper Fabiano.
But the Nigerian shot-stopper could not stop Sergio Castel and Anderson Correia from finding the net and robbing him of his clean sheet.
In the Italian Serie A, Chukwubuikem Ikwuemesi netted his first league goal for Salernitana in their thrilling 2-2 draw at Sassuolo.
The 22-year-old striker was among the goals for Salernitana in a 4-0 victory over Sampdoria in a Coppa Italia faceoff on the last day of October.
And only five minutes into the meeting with Sassuolo, Ikwuemesi raced on to a brilliant through-pass and finished expertly with his right foot.
Boulaye Dia doubled the visitors’ advantage shortly after, but Kristian Thorstvedt scored twice for the home side to earn them a draw.
Super Eagles striker Simy Nwankwo came on in the second half to replace Ikwuemesi.
In the French Ligue 1, Akor Adams failed to inspire Montpellier to victory as their clash with Terem Moffi’s OGC Nice ended in a goalless draw.
Ahmed Adebayo’s second-half penalty for his seventh league goal of the campaign proved to be the winning strike that powered Tammeka to a hard-fought 2-1 win over Laagri in the Estonian Meistriliiga.
In Slovakia’s Liga II, Defender Ogaga Oduka showed Petržalka’s strikers how it is done as he scored twice to lift his side to an entertaining 4-2 away victory at Pohronie.
Paul Onuachu continued his excellent form in Turkey as he scored the two goals – including a stunning backheel finish – that inspired Trabzonspor to a slim 2-1 win over Konyaspor.
Down in the Turkish 1 Lig, forgotten Super Eagles forward Olanrewaju Kayode was the hero for Gençlerbirliği as he netted a brilliant brace in a 2-0 away win at Adanaspor.
In Uruguay’s Primera Division, Christian Ebere netted the 81st-minute penalty that started the comeback for Plaza Colonia as they claimed a 2-2 draw after going down two-nil.