Thursday Football Matches: Brainstorming Top Five Nigerian Players

From Victor Osimhen and Stephen Odey to Leon Balogun, here are five Nigerian players who were the standout performers in Thursday games of UEFA Europa League and Conference competition.

Leon Balogun

The football competitions group stage witnessed some sensational individual performances from Nigerians.

Here are five best players from Thursday's games.

Stephen Odey - Randers

The Randers talisman has had an incredible start to life in Denmark after scoring nine goals in all competitions this season. He was all over the pitch with his ferocious approach. No wonder why he was rewarded with a brace against Jablonec.

Victor Osimhen - Napoli

The Nigerian wonderkid has already taken the football world by storm, scoring 9 goals in 10 matches for Napoli in 2021/22 campaign. Osimhen has also been in sensational form in the Europa League League this season, scoring four goals in just three games. He climbed off the bench to destroy Legia Warsaw.

Taiwo Awoniyi - Union Berlin

The Imperial Academy product can't stop scoring. The art is in his DNA. He has been in fine goal scoring form for the capital side. Awoniyi's strike at Feyenoord wasn't enough as his side lost 3-1.

Ezekiel Henty - Slovan Bratislava

The AC Milan product was one of the standout performers during the win over Lincoln Red Imps. The 28-year-old capped a wonderful individual performances with the icing on the cake for Slovan Bratislava.

Leon Balogun - Rangers

Balogun has been the best players for Rangers in all competitions so far. He stood up to be counted for the Gers who dismissed Brondby. His strike was well taken. The former Wigan Athletic star has shown significant improvements under the watchful eyes of Steven Gerrard.

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Ademetan Abayomi has always dreamt of being a sports journalist. His journey began 11 years ago when he created my first sports news page on Facebook, called "Futball Galore" and from there on his passion for sports journalism grew stronger. Now, he is a Sports News Reporter and Feature Writer where he strives to add value and learn as much as he can.

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