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Nigerian players abroad weekend roundup

Nigerian players abroad
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By Emmanuel Okogba

While some found the back of the net more than once, some didn’t even get a look in while some others are still out with injuries. Here, Vanguard reports how Nigerian players abroad fared over the weekend in various football leagues.

SCOTLAND

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JOE ARIBO (Rangers)

Rangers midfielder Joe Aribo grabbed a brace as his side beat Hamilton Academical 8-0 in the Scottish Premier League. The win extended his side’s run to six in a row.

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LEON BALOGUN

Leon Balogun was on for the entire duration as Rangers defeated Hamilton

TURKEY

FRANCIS EZEH (Balıkesirspor)

Little know Francis Ezeh was also at the double in the second-tier of Turkish football. His side saw off Altay 3-1.

ENGLAND

JOHN OBI MIKEL (Stoke City)

Former Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel was on for all 90 minutes as Stoke City grabbed a vital win on the road as they beat league leaders Reading 3-1.

WILLIAM TROOST EKONG (Watford)

Super Eagles defence stalwart, William Troost-Ekong opened his goal-scoring account for his Championship side, Watford as they defeated Coventry City 3-2.

SEMI AJAYI (West Brom)

Utility player, Semi Ajayi featured for Premier League new boys, West Brom as they fell to a late Harry Kane header.

KELECHI IHEANACHO

Iheanacho was an unused sub in Leicester’s 1-0 win over Wolves in the Premier League.

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ITALY

Victor Osimhen (Napoli)

Victor Osimhen scored the only goal as Napoli secured a vital away win in the Italian Serie A. Napoli sits third on the table with 14 points, three points behind table-toppers, AC Milan

SPAIN

Samuel Chukwueze (Villareal)

The fleet-footed winger didn’t get a look in as Unai Emery’s men ran out 3-1 victors on the road against Getafe in the Spanish La Liga.

NETHERLANDS

Tyronne Ebuehi (FC Twente)

The 24-year-old defender on loan from Benfica put in a performance that saw him included in the Eredivisie Team of the week.

BELGIUM

Jordan Attah Kadiri scored the opener for Lommel S.K.in their 3-1 win over Club Brugge U-23 in Belgium’s First Division B.

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