Euro wrap: Anthony Ujah makes sub appearance in Mainz return


With the European leagues getting into the second stanza in full gear, we bring to you the performances of Nigerian players on Saturday from different centers.


Girona demolished Las Palmas 6-0 in La Liga early kickoff but Nigerian forward Kayode Olarenwaju did not make the squad for the victorious Catalan club, as his loan move from Manchester city continues having quite really lived up to expectations.


Super Eagles center back Leon Balogun was an unused substitute in Mainz 05 2-3 defeat away at Hannover 96 in the Bundesliga, Nigerian striker Anthony Ujah came on as an 87th minute sub to mark his return to Mainz after ending his sojourn to the Chinese Super League.


While Victor Moses and Wilfred Ndidi both started for Chelsea and Leicester City respectively in a 0-0 stalemate, striker Kelechi Iheanacho was an unused substitute while Ahmed Musa was not even in the Leicester city squad again.

In the English championship, Super Eagles full back Ola Aina and English born defender of Nigerian decent Fikayo Tomori who are both on-loan from Chelsea featured in Hull City’s 0-0 draw against Reading.

While both players started and finished the game, Super Eagles winger Sone Aluko was introduced in the 26th minute for Reading.

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