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Nigerian Footballers Shine Abroad with Goals and Assists

Soccer action featuring Nigerian Footballers abroad on Sunday, December 10, 2023, showcased notable performances across various leagues. In the English Premier League, Fulham secured a resounding 5-0 victory against West Ham United at Craven Cottage, with Alex Iwobi contributing an assist and Tosin Adarabioyo scoring the third goal. Calvin Bassey continued to impress in defense, helping Fulham secure consecutive clean sheets.

Nigerian footballers for the past few weeks have constantly displayed stellar performances abroad in various leagues.

In the Primera Division Femenina, Rasheedat Ajibade extended her scoring streak, netting a goal for the fifth consecutive game and guiding Atletico Madrid to a 2-0 away win over Real Betis. In Serie A, Simy Nwankwo marked his return with a goal for Salernitana in their 2-1 loss to Bologna, ending a two-year goal drought in the league.

Over in the German Bundesliga, Victor Boniface played a crucial role for Bayer Leverkusen, assisting the club’s equalizer in a 1-1 draw with Vfb Stuttgart. Terem Moffi featured for OGC Nice in their hard-fought 2-1 home win against Reims in the French Ligue 1.

In the Albanian 1st Division, Peter Itodo’s early goal for Luzi 2008 proved to be a consolation as Bylis fought back to claim a 3-1 victory. James Ayinde contributed to Lushnja’s convincing 2-0 win against Burreli.

Azerbaijani Premyer Liqa saw Jesse Sekidika scoring his second goal in three games, leading Sabah to a commanding 4-0 win over Səbail. In Belgium, Taofeek Ismaeel helped SK Beveren secure a 2-0 away win over KV Oostende in the Challenger Pro League after their Belgian Cup loss to Union Saint-Gilloise.

Yira Sor and Tolu Arokodare played pivotal roles for Genk, forcing a 3-1 defeat upon AS Eupen in the First Division A. In the First Amateur Division, Ahmed Abdullai’s brace, including a stoppage-time penalty, wasn’t enough as KAA Gent II suffered a tough 2-3 loss at home to Hoogstraten.

Moving to Cyprus, Francis Uzoho made a solid return, keeping a clean sheet as Omonua Nicosia triumphed 2-0 over Nea Salamis. In Malaysia, James Okwuosa scored the opening goal in PDRM’s dominant 7-2 win against Kelantan, while Sunday Akinbule continued his impressive form with Marsaxlokk in the Maltese Premier League, securing a 3-0 victory against Santa Lucia.

In Portugal’s Primeira Liga, Bruno Onyemaechi experienced a 3-1 loss with Boavista against Estrela. Kelechi Nwakali faced disappointment as his Chaves team suffered a convincing 4-0 defeat to Estoril in Turkey. Paul Onuachu and Trabzonspor displayed no mercy, securing a 3-1 victory over Gaziantep FK.

IMAGE: SoccerNet

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