Samuel Kalu scored in the 33rd minute for Gent in their 1-1 draw against KV Mechelen.
Surprisingly his Nigerian teammates Anderson Esiti and Moses Simon were unused substitutes in the encounter.
Still in Belgium, former Super Eagles striker Joseph Akpala was an unused substitute in Oostende’s 0-2 loss at home to visiting Waasland-Beveren.
Italian born Nigerian forward Stephan Okaka scored Watford’s season opener in an entertaining 3-3 draw against visiting Liverpool.
Nigerian international Isaac Success was not listed for the English premiere League encounter.
Suspended Victor Moses watched as his team Chelsea lost shockingly to Burnley 2-3 at Stanford bridge in their first league match of the new season.
Coach Claudio Raneiri handed Super Eagles defender Chidozie Awaziem his full debut in Nantes 0-1 loss at home to Olympique Marseille in the French League.
In Russia, Aron Samuel lasted 59 minutes in the Moscow derby with his side CSKA Moscow coming out tops with a 2-1 win over Spartak Moscow.
In Germany, Super Eagles defender Lyon Balogun was on the bench for 90 minutes as his Mainz team won 3-1 against lower division side LSK Hansa in the DFB Pokal.
In Portugal, Nigerian midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo was replaced in the 90th minute for Feirense 0-0 against their host Moreirense.