Soccernet.ng highlights some eye-catching displays from Nigerian footballers outside the country’s shores on Saturday, December 23, 2023
In the Premier League, Ganiu Ogungbe netted the winning goal for Sheikh Russel as they soared to a 2-1 home win over Sheikh Jamal.
In the First Division A, Chidera Ejuke impressed while Alhassan Yusuf set up Antwerp’s late equaliser as the champions fought out a 2-2 draw with Westerlo.
Yira Sor and Tolu Arokodare were involved as Genk fell to a 2-1 defeat to Anderlecht.
In the Championship, Tom Dele-Bashiru and Watford came from a goal down to hand a 2-1 defeat to Blackburn Rovers.
Wilfred Ndidi saw action for 70 minutes while Kelechi Iheanacho watched from the bench as Leicester City cruised to a 3-0 win over Rotherham United.
Semi Ajayi was a second-half substitute as Wes Bromwich Albion stumbled to a narrow 1-0 defeat at Middlesbrough.
Joe Aribo was in his element as he helped Southampton claim a hard-fought 1-0 win away to Queens Park Rangers.
In the Premier League, Calvin Bassey and Alex Iwobi were involved from start to finish as Fulham were stunned into a home defeat after Burnley ran away with a 2-0 win at Craven Cottage.
Ola Aina’s introduction after the break did not stop 10-man Nottingham Forest from succumbing to a 2-3 loss to AFC Bournemouth, with Super Eagles-eligible Dominic Solanke netting all three goals for the visitors.
In Serie A, Isaac Success and Udinese put up a hard fight to earn a 1-1 draw at Torino.
Ademola Lookman and Atalanta were shocked by a late Lewis Ferguson goal at Bologna as their guests clinched a fine 1-0 victory inside the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara.
Victor Osimhen was sent off as Napoli were shattered at AS Roma following a 2-0 loss.
Samson Lawal made his second appearance in the Premiership as his Livingston were defeated 2-0 by champions Celtic.
In the Premier Soccer League, new Super Eagles invitee Stanley Nwabili received a yellow card and conceded twice as his Chippa United were humbled 2-1 at home by Polokwane City.
Goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi kept a clean sheet and helped Moroka Swallows earn a point following their goalless draw at Royal AM.
Orlando Pirates and Super Eagles defender Olisa Ndah suffered a 3-1 defeat at SuperSport United.
In the Turkish Super Liga, Paul Onuachu assisted Trabzonspor’s only goal in their 1-1 draw with Istanbul Basaksehir.
Aminu Umar opened the scoring for Tuzlaspor as they soared to a 2-0 win over Olanrewaju Kayode and Gençlerbirliği in their 1 Lig meeting.