Nigerian Players Abroad: Iwobi Bench, Troost-Ekong Scores, Onyekuru Makes Galatasaray Debut

Here is a round up of how Nigerian players abroad fared this weekend. Few goals dominate this weekend.


Alex Iwobi and Arsenal suffered defeat as Manchester City cruised to a comfortable 2-0 win in their opening game on Sunday.

Alex Iwobi was on the bench for the entire duration of the game.

 Sterling beats Petr Cech from the edge of the area to open the scoring

Raheem Sterling scored the opening goal for Man City in the 14th minute and Bernardo Silva added the second in the second half to ensured City had a winning start to the new season.


Super Eagles duo Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi were in actions for Leicester as 10-man Foxes were defeated 2-1 by Manchester United. Both played in the entire duration of the game on Saturday.

Victor Moses had only 9 minutes of playing time for Chelsea who won 3-0 against Huddersfield on Saturday. Moses replaced Pedro as Chelsea claimed victory in their opening game.

Isaac Success came off the bench in the 74th minute for Watford as they beat Brighton & Hove Albion 2-0 on Saturday. Meanwhile his compatriot Leon Balogun could only make the bench for Brighton.

Still in England but now in Championship

Oghenekaro Etebo played for 25 minutes for Stoke who were held 1-1 by Brentford on Saturday.


William Troost-Ekong was on the scoresheet for his side Bursaspor as they lost 2-1 against Fenerbahce on Saturday. This is his first goal of the season.

Henry Onyekuru made his Galatasaray debut as they won 3-1 against Ankaraguru on Friday.


Emmanuel Bonaventure made a 74th minute appearance for Club Brugg as his side beat

Abdul Ajagun’s Kortrijk 3-0 on Friday. Ajagun was in action for K.V Kortrijk but could not do much in his side defeat.

Uche Agbo played 46 minutes for Standard Liege as they were held to a goalless draw by Elderson Echiejile’s Cercle Brugge on Saturday.


Chidozie Awaziem was an unused substitute for FC Porto as they thrashed Chaves 5-0 on Saturday.


John Ogu and Anthony Nwakaeme were on target for Hapoel Be’er as they came from two goals down to hold APOEL Nicosia 2-2 in Europa League.


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