Euro Watch: Onyekuru and Kayode olarenwaju net twice, Osimhien makes debut


We start up our coverage of Nigerian players performances in Europe, in Belgium Super Eagles prospect Henry Onyekuru scored twice for Eupen to help secure a 3-1 win over Kortrijk in the Belgian playoffs.

Onyekuru scored in the 38th and 83rd minute to bring his season tally to an impressive 22 goals.

Ighodaro Osaguona came on in the 60th minute for Nicolas Verdier and failed
to score for KV Mechelen in their 2-0 loss to Standard Liege.

Over to Austria where Kayode olarenwaju seems unstoppable as he notched 2goals for Austria Wein in a 3-0 win over SV Guntamatic Reid.

Kayode has now scored 22goals for the season and is locked joint league top goal scorer with 16goals.

Nigerian young star with huge expectation on his shoulders, Victor Osimhien made his long awaited senior debut for Bundesliga side Wolfsburg in

Osimhen came off the bench in the 58th minute and picked up a yellow card
in the 89th minute as his team forced Borussia Monchenglbach to a 1-1 draw.

Super Eagles central defender Leon Balogun was selected from the start and
lasted 90 minutes for the first time in 2017 as his Mainz team plundered
Eintracht Frankfurt 4-2.

Over to Portugal where Oghene Etebo won his team Feirense a penalty in their 2-1 win over Sporting Lisbon.

Super Eagles defender Uche Agbo came on in the 82nd minute for Granada’s 2-1 loss to Osasuna.

To Turkey where Raheem Lawal was on target for Kayserispor in his second
straight match in their 2-1 home win over Konyaspor. Lawal has five league goals in 16 matches.

Also in Turkey, Bright Edomwonyi featured for Rizespor in their 4-2 loss
to Emem Eduak’ Kasimpasa with both of them lasting 90’minutes.

Super Eagles retiree Nosa Igiebor was a second half substitute, while Godfrey Oboabona was an unused substitute.

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