A host of Nigerian players were in action for their respective clubs this weekend.

We review the performances of these players.

In England

It was FA Cup weekend in England with two Nigerian players in action for his club.

Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo scored in another start for Manchester United who beat Norwich 2-1 away in the quarterfinals of the FA Cup. Ighalo gave Manchester United the lead just six minutes into the second half.

Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi played the full 90 minutes as Leicester City lost 1-0 at home to crash out of the FA Cup. Ndidi did his job as usual although he could be blamed for not tracking Ross Barkley who ran into the box to sweep in Willian for Chelsea’s winner.


In England’s second tier, only one Nigerian player was also in action.

Super Eagles defender Semi Ajayi played the whole 90 minutes as West Brom lost 1-0 away at Brentford to lose top spot in the Championship.

In Spain

Nigeria international Chidozie Awaziem played only the first half as Leganes suffered a 2-1 loss away at Osasuna. Awaziem played at right-back and struggled to impress. He got a yellow card in the first half and was taken off at halftime.

Nigerian forward Samuel Chukwueze played 89 minutes for Villarreal who beat Valencia 2-0 at home. Chukwueze showed flashes of his brilliance although his poor final decision making, his Achilles' heel was on display again.

In Germany

Nigerian striker Anthony Ujah netted his third league goal of the season for Union Berlin who beat Dusseldorf 3-0 on Saturday. Ujah opened the scoring for Berlin in the 26th minute.

Nigerian fullback Jamilu Collins played as one of the central defenders in a three-man defence setup for Paderborn who lost 3-2 away at Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.

In Italy

Ola Aina could not help Torino who fell 4-2 away at Cagliari on Saturday, Aina played as a wing on both sides and was caught out of position a couple of times. He had a hand in Torino’s first goal.

Super Eagles defender had a game to forget as Udinese lost 3-2 at home to Atalanta. He was at fault for the first goal which Udinese conceded as he failed to track Duván Zapata who dribbled past him to open the scoring for Atalanta. He was taken off in the 66th minute before Udinese conceded two more goals to lose the game.

Victor Moses galvanised Inter to a 2-1 win over Parma. The Nigerian came on midway into the second half with Inter behind. After the equaliser, Moses created the winner for Inter as he turned in the box and crossed with his left foot to Alessandro Bastoni who headed into an empty net.

In Turkey

Nigeria international Henry Onyekuru was in action for 90 minutes as Galatasaray managed a 1-1 draw with host Istanbul Basaksehir.

The likes of Sylvester Igboun (Russia), Blessing Eleke (Switzerland), Brown Ideye (Greece) and Leke James (Norway)