Nigerian players to look out for this weekend


Victor Moses versus Poland

A look at some matches around the globe and the Nigerian players expected to light them up with their skills.

John Mikel Obi

We begin in China with the captain of the Super Eagles, Mikel Obi who’s Tianjin Teda travel to face Beijing Guoan by midday in the Chinese Super League as they hope to recover from a disappointing 1-2 loss to Jiangsu Suning FC last weekend.

Mikel is the creative midfield spark and is expected to provide leadership and control of the game for his team.

Brown Ideye

Brown Ideye

Brown Ideye is still reckoned to be part of the Super Eagles squad to the World Cup in Russia.

But after missing their first win in several months against Villarreal last weekend, he is expected to return in Saturday’s match against Deportivo La Coruna in the Spanish La Liga. Ideye will have to show Nigerians why he deserves to provide an option to Odion Ighalo in attack.


Oghenekaro Etebo

Oghenekaro Etebo

Still in Spain, versatile midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo is expected to make a return to the Las Palmas team that squares up against Levante in the early kickoff.

Etebo missed the game against Real Madrid last week, and the double header friendlies for the Super Eagles before that.

With a paucity of creative players Etebo is tipped to provide connection between midfield and attack for the Super Eagles at the World Cup.

Joel Obi

Joel Obi

Obi is doing great things with Torino in the Italian Serie A, and on Sunday there is a huge game against Inter Milan for Nigerians to follow and keep an eye on the midfielder who is having the best season of his career.

Joel Obi did not really impress Nigerians on his return to the national team, but many will like to see what difference he brings to his club as against country.


Victor Moses

Victor Moses

It was a torrid time for the Super Eagles star like many of his Chelsea teammates last week against Tottenham, but there is an opportunity to get back to form for the Nigerian ace against West Ham on Sunday in another London derby.


Taiwo Awoniyi, Abduljaleel Ajagun, Simon Moses, Anderson Esiti and Samuel Kalu

Taiwo Awoniyi

We finish up in Belgium with two fixtures that promises to be explosive with the involvement of Nigerian players.

Royal Mouscron  featuring in form Taiwo Awoniyi comes up against Kortrijk Fc who have in their books Abduljaleel Ajagun another former Nigerian junior international on Sunday.

But the biggest game in Belgium this weekend is certainly the star clash between Gent whose Nigerian trio of Simon Moses, Anderson Esiti and Samuel Kalu square up against exciting young forward Dennis Bonaventure in the colours of club Brugge.

That does it for this week, follow your Nigerian players and enjoy the weekend, until we review the best performers from the weekend next week.


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