Top five Nigerian players from the weekend


Ahmed Musa. Photo credit: CSKA Media

Welcome once again to another edition of the top five Nigerian players from across the globe.

We pick the top five Nigerian players abroad whose performances were outstanding and worthy of recognition.

1. Abduljaleel Ajagun ( Kortrijk -Belgium)

Ajagun. Photo credit: Kortrijk media

Former U-20 Flying Eagles striker Abduljaleel Ajagun takes the top spot with his man of the match performance for Kortrijk in a 2-0 win over Lierse Fc in the Belgian league playoffs on Saturday.

Adjagun scored the second goal of the match in the 58th minute for his 5th goal of the season, it came after he already created the first goal with a first half assist for Jeremy Perbet in the 33rd minute. It was also the 4th assist for the 25 year-old.

2. Mikel Obi ( Tianjin Teda – China)

Mikel Obi

There is no slowing down for the Super Eagles skipper who scored a stylish back heel goal for Tianjin Teda to equalize an initial deficit to Guangzhou FC, before they eventually triumphed 2-1 in a Chinese Super League game played Saturday.

It was Obi’s first goal of the season which follows his 2 assists already in the 6 week old season.

3. John Ogu ( Hapoel Be’er Sheva – Israel)

It was a brilliant performance from the Super Eagles midfielder John Ogu in the colours of Israeli side Hapoel Beer Sheva after his 79th minute header propelled his side to fight back from two goals down to get a 2-2 draw at home to Hapoel Haifa on Sunday.

Ogu, 29 has gotten very limited time for the Super Eagles but his output continues to scream for more opportunities for the midfield ball winner.

4. Ahmed Musa ( CSKA Moscow – Russia)

Ahmed Musa. Photo credit: CSKA Media

Another super Eagles player who found the back of the net was on loan Leicester City speedy forward Ahmed Musa

Musa’s goal in the 78th minute helped CSKA Moscow secure a 1-1  draw after going behind to FC Ufa in the first half.


5. Kelechi Iheanacho ( Leicester City)

Photo credit: Goal

Super Eagles striker Kelechi Iheanacho came from the bench in the 46th minute and then laid an assist for English striker Jamie Vardy in the 79th minute to get what was only a consolation goal in a 1-2 loss away to Burnley in Saturday’s English Premier League fixture.

Iheanacho has been struggling for regular playing time at Leicester City but he remains a key member of the Super Eagles team under coach Gernot Rohr.

That’s it for this week, we await your feedback and opinions on our pick.

Have yourselves a sporting and wonderful week, cheers!!!

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