Nigerian Players Abroad: Dennis Scores,Nwakaeme Debuts

Here is the roundup of how Nigerian players abroad fared this weekend.


Bonaventure Dennis was on the scoresheet in Club Brugge 3-1 win over Anderlecht on Sunday.

The Nigerian striker opened the scoring for the hosts just 3 minutes into the game to put Club Brugge ahead. He played for the full 90 minutes.

Imoh Ezekiel made his debut  for Van Der Bruggen . He had only 3 minutes of playing time in Kortrijk’s 2-0 win over Sporting Charleroi.

Meanwhile his compatriot Victor Osimhen was not listed for the encounter.

Uche Agbo was an unused substitute in Standard Liege’s 3-2 win at St Truiden. Agbo has made four league appearances for Standard Liege.


Super Eagles fringe forward, Anthony Nwakaeme made his debut for Trabzonspor who played a 2-2 draw with MKE Ankaragucu in the Turkish Super Lig on Saturday coming on in the 72nd minute of the encounter,

Nwakaeme came on for Abdülkadir Omur in his first appearance for his new team. His compatriot Ogenyi Onazi who has been called up to the Super Eagles for next month’s AFCON qualifier against Seychelles played the entire duration of game.

Lanre Kehinde also came on for Ankaragucu for the last six minutes of the game.

Samuel Eduok scored in Kasimpasa 3-0 win over Sivasspor on Sunday. He played for 69 minutes.


Newly invited Super Eagles left-back, Jamiu Collins was in action for SC Paderborn 07 who drew 2-2 with home side Greuther Fuerth in the German Bundesliga 2 clash at the Ronhof Thomas Sommer Stadium in Germany.

Collins played the entire duration of game. It was the 24 year old’s third appearance this season in the Bundesliga 2.

Another Super Eagles new call-up for the forthcoming 2019 AFCON qualifying against Seychelles, Kelechi Nwakali made another appearance for FC Porto B who lost 2-0 to Penafiel in the Portuguese Super second division clash on Saturday.


Alex Iwobi made his second start of the season for Arsenal who recorded their first win of the season defeating West Ham 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

The Nigeria international who was also making his 100th senior appearance for the Gunners was replaced at half time for Alexander Lacazatte.

Kelechi Iheanacho returned to Leicester City’s starting line-up on Saturday as the Foxes came from a goal down to beat Southampton 2-1 at the Saint Mary’s Stadium. He played for 67 minutes before he was subbed off for Marc Albrighton.

His compatriot, Wilfred Ndidi played the entire duration of the game. It was his third start of the campaign.

Leon Balogun was yellow carded on the hour mark in first start for Brighton & Hove Albion in Saturday’s 1-0 loss to Liverpool. The game was his second appearance in the EPL.

Still in England but now in Championship, Oghenekaro Etebo made his fifth appearance of the season for Stoke City who defeated Hull City 2-0 to record their first win of the season on Saturday.

Sone Aluko played for 67 minutes in Reading’s 1-1 draw with Aston Villa.

In the Scottish topflight division, Efe Ambrose played all 90 minutes for Hibernian who were held to a 1-1 draw by Aberdeen.


William Troost-Ekong was in action for Udinese in their 1-2 victory over Sampdoria on Sunday. He played full 90 minutes.


Daniel Chima scored 92nd minute goal as Molde FK was beaten 2-3 by Ranheim IL on Sunday.

Babajide David was on target for Haugesund as they beat Stabaek Fotball 2-0 on Sunday. Heplayed full 90 minutes.


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