Top 5 Nigerian players in Europe over the weekend


It was a weekend of eye catching displays by Nigerian footballers across European football league.

Though most of the strikers did not register goals, there were some sterling displays especially from the rear men, not disregarding a flurry of assists by the midfielders.

Here is our top five Nigerian stars for the first weekend of the month of February.

Tyronne Ebuehi

The Super Eagles and ADO Den Haag right back has been a delight and ever confident figure at the right full back position of the Dutch Eredivisie side all season long.

The young light skinned star was on for 90 minutes in their 1-1 draw away to Heracles, his over lapping runs and defensive duties not wearing him down at all.

Peter Olayinka

We had to choose Peter Olayinka for his top performance, though his goal for Zulte-Waregem was cancelled out by another Nigerian in Joseph Akpala a former Super Eagles striker, who featured for Oostende in a pulsating 1-1 draw in the Belgian First division.

William Troost Ekong

The Super Eagles central defender has been one of the most consistent Nigerian player in Europe while featuring for Turkish Super League side Bursaspor.

It was the same for Ekong popularly called “King Kong” by the fans of Bursaspor in Friday’s 2-2 draw at home to Turkish giants Besiktas. The Nigerian was instrumental in helping his side avoid defeat to their much more illustrious and highly fancied opponent.

 Fred Friday

Still in the Eredivise, another young Nigerian striker Fred Friday was the hero for Sparta Rotterdam scoring the only goal in the 23rd minute as they emerged 1-0 winners over Willem II.

His all round performance was also very good in the tight encounter.

Kelechi Iheanacho

It has a been difficult period of transition for the Super Eagles forward since moving from Manchester City to Leicester City, but on Saturday Iheanacho showed some quick footwork that left his markers behind on his way to providing an assist for Jamie Vardy in foxes 2-1 win over Swansea in the English Premier League on Saturday.
It was his first start in a League match after showing form in cup competitions.

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