Euro watch: Odey, Ambrose, Eduok all feature in club wins


Nigeria international midfielder Alex Iwobi returned to the starting lineup for Arsenal on Tuesday night in the Carabao Cup which ended 2-1 in favour of the gunners after extra time.

Iwobi who did not feature at the weekend for Arsenal in their victory over Everton in the Premier League, contributed to the gunners come from behind victory over Norwich. He was subbed off in extra time as Arsenal sealed their place in the quarter finals thanks to teenager Edward Nketiah’s brace

Iwobi’s Nigerian compatriot, Chuba Akpom, made his first appearance of the season for the Arsenal’s first team after coming on as a second half substitute. He was booked in the 88th minute for a rash challenge.

Meanwhile, English born defender of Nigerian decent Tosin Adarabioyo started for Manchester City in central defence as the Citizens overcame Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-1 on penalties in the Carabao Cup. Adarabioyo was replaced in the 90th minute with John Stones as the match headed for extra-time.

Another highly sort after English player of Nigerian decent Tammy Abraham came on as a 72nd minute substitute for Swansea, but could do little as they fell 0-2 at home to Manchester United.

Out of favour Super Eagles defender Efe Ambrose was on for 90 minutes for  Hibernian in their 1-0 win over Hearts in the Scottish Premier League.

Elsewhere, in Belgium, former Super Eagles striker Joseph Akpala started for Oostende in their 3-0 win over Sporting Charleroi.

While in Switzerland, former MFM striker Steven Odey came on as a 73rd minute substitute for  FC Zürich as they thrashed  FC Stade Lausanne-Ouchy 4-1. Odey was sent on after all goals had been scored in the Swiss cup match.

Finally in Turkey where Nigerian striker Emem Eduok played the entire 90 minutes in Kasimpasa’s 5-1 drubbing of Nigde Belediyespor in a cup game played on Tuesday night. Eduok was not amongst the goals though.

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