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Nigerians abroad: Iyede, Orban, Tijani on target; Iwobi injured; Oguns, Bamgboye, Ujah impress

Nigerians abroad: Iyede, Orban, Tijani on target; Iwobi injured; Oguns, Bamgboye, Ujah impress

Soccernet.ng brings you an exhilarating roundup of Nigerian football stars who illuminated European clubs on Sunday

In Armenia, Tenton Yenne scored twice in Ararat-Armenia’s impressive 4-1 away win against West Armenia.

In another top-flight clash, Yusuf Otubanjo netted Pyunik’s sole goal in a 1-1 draw with Urartu.

In the Belgian First Division A, the Nigerian duo of Gift Orban and Jordan Torunarigha found the net to help KAA Gent secure a 2-2 draw from a two-goal deficit.

Gift Orban
Gift Orban

Raphael Onyedika was influential in midfield as Club Brugge forced a crushing 7 – 1 defeat down the throat of RWDM.

Yira Sor and Tolu Arokodare featured from the start as toothless KRC Genk battled to a goalless draw with Sporting Charleroi.

Victory Beniangba came off the bench to clinch a remarkable 5-2 victory for KRC Genk II against Francs Borains in the Challenger Pro League.

In the Chinese League One, 37-year-old Kingksey Onuegbu was on the scoresheet for Dongguan United as they fought from behind to clinch a 1-2 away victory at Jiangxi Lushan.

Over to the Czech Republic elite division, where České Budějovice triumphed 3-0 against Bohemians 1905, with Quadri Adediran among the scorers.

Muhamed Tijani’s goal granted Slavia Prague a 1-0 victory over his former employer, Baník Ostrava.

In England’s Premier League, Alex Iwobi suffered an injury and was substituted as Everton faced a crushing 0-4 defeat against Aston Villa.

Alex Iwobi
Alex Iwobi

Over to France, where Terem Moffi and OGC Nice made the trip to face the Nigerian star’s former, Lorient, but could only come away with a 1-1 draw. Bonke Innocent featured for the home team.

In another Ligue 1 clash at the Decathlon Arena, Moses Simon started for Nantes, but they were defeated 2-0 by their hosts Lille.

Elsewhere in the German 2. Bundesliga, Anthony Ujah provided the assist for Eintracht Braunschweig’s winning goal against Schalke O4.

William Troost-Ekong was a solid presence in defence for PAOK as they handed Asteras Tripolis a 3-0 thrashing in a Greek Super League 1 meeting.

Over to Italy, where Ademola Lookman featured in Atalanta’s perfect Serie A start, a 2-0 win over Sassuolo.

It was not such a good day for Isaac Success, though, as he came off the bench for Udinese in their disappointing 0-3 loss to Juventus.

19-year-old Super Eagles-eligible defender Michael Kayode shone like a million stars on his Serie A debut as he helped Fiorentina crush Genoa 4-1 away from home. 

Michael Kayode
Michael Kayode

In Moldovan Super Liga, David Ankeye scored for Sheriff in a dominant 5-0 win against Dacia-Buiucani.

Also in the Romanian Liga I, Funsho Bamgboye assisted Rapid’s crucial second goal in their hard-fought 3-1 victory over FCV Farul Constanţa.

The evening ended on a disappointing note for Victor Moses in the Russian Premier League as his Spartak Moscow stumbled to a 1 – 3 home defeat at the hands of visiting Zenit.

In the Ukrainian Premier League, Samson Iyede scored the crucial winning goal in the 90th minute as Chornomorets edged to a 3 – 2 triumph over Dinamo Kyiv.

Over to the United States’ NWSL, where Super Falcons striker Ifeoma Onumonu assisted Gotham FC’s late consolation goal in a 2-1 away defeat to San Diego Wave.

In the Venezuelan Primera Division, Ade Oguns claimed an assist as his Caracas side played out a thrilling 2-2 draw away to Metropolitanos.

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