Top five Nigerian players from last weekend


Kayode Olarenwaju. Photot credit: @FCShakhtar_eng

Top five Nigerian players of the week makes a return after a week of international break.

So we welcome you straight away to another edition of the top Nigerian footballer players from the weekend club action across the globe.

1. Obafemi Martins ( Shanghai Shenhua )

Obafemi Martins

Obafemi Martins is a name that refuses to go away whenever the Super Eagles are mentioned and that’s down to his lethal form in front of goal.

Martins fired a second half hat trick on Saturday for Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua in their 4-2 win over Hebei Fc to take the number one spot on our list, scoring in the 62, 76, and 90th minutes.


Martins is tipped to make a return to the Super Eagles to provide a solution to the scoring problems of the team at the World Cup.

2. Taiwo Awoniyi  ( Royal Mouscron )

Taiwo Awoniyi

On loan Liverpool striker  striker Taiwo Awoniyi returned from suspension for Royal Mouscron with a goal in the 61st minute to make it 3-0 over Lierse on Saturday.

The 20-year-old Awoniyi has now scored 9 goals in all competitions for Mouscron this season.

3. Abduljaleel Ajagun ( Kortrijk )

Abduljaleel Ajagun

Another former U20 Flying Eagles forward Abduljaleel Ajagun scored the 4th goal for his Belgian club Kortrijk Fc in the 73rd minute to help secure a 4-1 win over Waasland-Beveren in the League playoffs on Saturday.

It’s the 5th goal of the season for the 25-year-old Ajagun.

4. Joel Obi ( Torino)

He probably failed to impress many Nigerians on his return to the national team set up, but Joel Obi is having his best season of his career for Italian Serie A team, Torino FC.

Obi came on as a 77th minute second half substitute replacing Iago Falque and took only ten minutes to find the back of the net to hand Torino a 4-0 win over Cagliari away from home.

Joel Obi 26, has now recorded his fifth goal of the campaign for his Turin based side.

5. Kayode Olarenwaju ( Shakhtar Donetsk)

Kayode Olarenwaju. Photot credit: @FCShakhtar_eng

Former Austria Wien top scorer, Kayode Olarenwaju after enduring a failed loan move to La Liga new boys Girona from Manchester City, seems to be picking up the pieces with a goal in a cameo debut appearance for Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk.

Kayode was introduced in the 90th minute for Facundo Ferreyra and quickly hit a goal in added time to make it 3-0 for Shakhtar Donetsk against Zorya.

So that’s all for this week edition of the top five Nigerian players from the weekend.

Please don’t forget to reach out to us by stating your opinion of our list by letting us know if our choice tallies with yours or if we left out someone deserving.



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