Nigerian Abroad Scorecard: Iheanacho Hit Brace, Aribo, Osimhen, Onuachu On Target


It was a productive weekend for Super Eagles striker in Europe as it rained goals in England, Belgium, Italy and Scotland, with Kelechi Iheanacho, Paul Onuachu, Victor Osimhen and Joseph Aribo scoring for Leicester City, Genk, Napoli and Rangers respectively.

In-form Super Eagles striker Kelechi Iheanacho scored twice for Leicester City to take his premiership goal tally to eight, but his brace was not enough as Leicester lost 3-2 away to West Ham United.

He has now scored 14 goals in 30 appearances in all competitions equaling his goal tally for Manchester City in his breakthrough season, compatriot Wilfred Ndidi was also in action for the duration of the Match but couldn’t help his side Savage a point.

Joe Aribo was on target as Rangers beat Hibernian 2-1 to maintain their 100 per-cent Scottish Premiership home record.

Aribo put Steven Gerrard’s side ahead in the 19th minute after he was set up by Kemar Roofe, before Ryan Kent doubled their lead in the 62nd minute

The 24-year-old has now scored eight goals in 28 league appearances for the Gers this season.

Aribo was replaced by Scott Arfield 18 minutes from time, meanwhile, Leon Balogun was missing as he was not dressed for this game.

Victor Osimhen’s Napoli bounced back from a 2-1 defeat to Juventus with a 2-0 victory away to Sampdoria, with Victor Osimhen getting the second goal.

Fabian Ruiz gave Gatusso’s men the lead in the 35th minutes, Victor Osimhen confirmed the win with a with a breath taken Strike after been put through on goal by Dries Mertens firing past Audero at the near post despite an attempted Maya Yoshida block.

Super Eagles forward, Simy Nwankwo continued his fantastic form in front of goal as he took his league goal tally to 16th taking him to fouth on the top scorers chat after he scored for the sixth consecutive league game for relegation bound Crotone as they suffered yet another 3-2 loss away Spezia.

Terem Moffi was on target, but that could not rescue the Merlucciidaes from crumbling, away from home against the Blood and Gold

The Nigerian scored Lorient’s only goal in Sunday’s 4-1 Ligue 1 defeat to Lens at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis.

Red hot Super Eagles star Paul Onuachu got on the score sheet again as Genk thrashed visiting Sint-Truiden 4-0 to boost their champions league qualification play-off,

Onuachu has now scored a goal in each of Genk’s last four games, He has scored 27 goals in 32 league appearances and has also got on the score sheet 31 times in 34 outings in all competitions this season

Super Eagles defender, Zaidu Sanusi was in action as he helped FC Porto beat Tondela 2-0 away at Tondela in the Portuguese Premier liga.

The 23-year-old who started his 17th league game of the campaign was a constant threat on the left-hand side of the pitch with Porto looking to pick all three points and close in on first place Sporting CP.

Elsewhere at the Estadio do Bessa XXI in Porto, Eagles defender Chidozie Awaziem once again captained his Boavista side as they failed to pick all three points following their entertaining 3-3 draw at home to Rio Ave as relegation continues to stair at them.


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