Soccernet.ng highlights some eye-catching displays from Nigerian footballers outside the country’s shores on Wednesday, December 20, 2023.
In the Bundesliga, Victor Boniface responded to being named in Nigeria’s squad for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations by coming off the bench to find the target in Bayer Leverkusen’s 4-0 win over Bochum.
It was Boniface’s tenth goal of the season, the most the youngster has managed in his career, and the first time he has struck double digits.
In Ligue 1, Akor Adams was unlucky not to hit the target during Montpellier’s 1-1 draw with Marseille.
The night could have gone a lot better for Bonke Innocent and Lorient after they fell to a humbling 4-0 loss at Brest.
Terem Moffi ended his mini-goal drought as he shrugged off injury concerns to come off the bench and net the two goals that handed OGC Nice a 2-0 win over Lens.
Moses Simon and Nantes were on the receiving end of a narrow 1-0 defeat to Lyon in Ligue 1.
Chiamaka Nnadozie inspired Paris FC to their second win of the UEFA Women’s Champions League as she made a few crucial saves in a 1-0 win over Real Madrid.
Otto John opened the scoring for Turan, but Zira fought back to claim a 2-1 win and dump the visitors out of the FA Cup.
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Peter Nworah provided the assist to Abu Salim’s first goal as the Libyans secured their third straight win in the competition with a 0-2 triumph away to Guinea’s SOAR Coyah.
Etiosa Ighodaro scored a brilliant late header to help South Africa’s Supersports United clinch a tough 2-1 win over Libya’s Al Hilal – their first victory in the competition.
Kingsley Eduwo grabbed a brilliant brace for Tunisia’s Club Africain as they carved out an excellent 3-0 victory over former Nigeria champions, Rivers United.
Teen wonder Ebenezer Akinsanmiro was named to Inter Milan’s squad for their Coppa Italia clash with Bologna.
It, however, ended in disappointment for the league leaders as Bologna claimed a hard-fought 2-1 win in extra-time.
In the Premiership, Cyriel Dessers replaced Kemar Roofe after only 16 minutes and scored ten minutes later to fire Glasgow Rangers to a fine 2-0 win over St. Johnstone, who had Diallang Jaiyesimi red-carded in the 33rd minute.
Gafar Durosinmi was among the goals for Nakhon Pathom United as they advanced to the next round of the FA Cup with a 2-0 triumph over Buriram United.
In the Super Lig, Bright Osayi-Samuel impressed for Fenerbahce as they served a seven-goal thriller in their 4-3 win away to Kayserispor.
Kenneth Omeruo showed all his experience and tenacity to help Kasımpaşa battle to a clean sheet and a goalless draw at Antalyaspor.
In the 1. Lig, Kenneth Mamah scored the first and assisted the second to lift Göztepe to a commanding 5-1 victory against Eyüpspor.