Top 5 Nigerian stars from the weekend


The week provided some big action match ups with some Nigerian players involved.
Amongst all of that, we look at the top five foreign based Nigerian football stars whose performances were of high quality.

Welcome to another edition of top five Nigerian players from the football weekend.

Joseph Akpala

The former Super Eagles striker and veteran of the game is not slowing down, as he continues to find the back of the net.

Over the weekend, Akpala won the battle of Nigerians, scoring the second goal for his club Oostende FC which helped them claim a 3-2 win over Gent FC, who had Moses Simon and Samuel Kalu both into the side.

Akpala, 31, has now scored 5 goals in 26 appearances, of which he is yet to complete any of the matches.

Sadiq Umar 

Sadiq scored the winning goal for NEC Breda against Feyenoord in the Dutch Eredivisie game played Saturday.

Umar, 21, converted from twelve yards to hand Breda a 2-1 win over the Dutch reigning champions.

Sadiq has had difficult periods this season after his parent club AS Roma loaned him out to Torino in the hopes that reuniting with another Nigerian Joel Obi will help him find his footing in Serie A, but it never worked out until he was loaned out again to NEC Breda in the Netherlands.

Kenneth Omeruo

The Super Eagles central defender produced another solid display for Turkish Super League side Kasimpasa in their 1-1 draw to Osmanlispor FK.

Omeruo is on loan from Chelsea and has been putting out eye catching displays for Kasimpasa since joining.

Ahmed Musa in action for CSKA Moscow

Ahmed Musa

Super Eagles winger Musa, seems to be enjoying his football once again since rejoining CSKA Moscow on loan from Leicester City where he endured a torrid time.

Musa was brilliant in helping the capital club secure a 1-0 win over Ural.

Kehinde Fatai

Finally we head to Russia where Fatai put in a full shift for Ufa FC In their 1-1 draw against Dinamo Moscow.

Even though Fatai failed to score, he was very lively and caused a lot of panic to the defenders of the visitors.

Let us know who you think missed out and does not deserve to be on the list.

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