Welcome to another edition of the top five Nigerian players based outside the shores of the country from the weekend footballing action.
This is the first one for the month of May and their is a return of familiar names on our list, so let’s go in.
1. Ahmed Musa ( CSKA Moscow)
Ahmed Musa scored a brace in CSKA Moscow’s 6-0 thrashing of Arsenal Tula in Sunday’s Russian Premier League game at the VEB Arena.
Musa 25′ has now registered 6 goals in 15 appearances for the Russian side he rejoined on loan from Leicester City, and also bagged 2 assits in same period.
2. Alex Iwobi ( Arsenal )
From battling a dip in form to over coming an injury scare just last week, Super Eagles midfielder Alex Iwobi choose an auspicious day to score for the gunners as Arsenal routed Burnley 5-0 in what was coach Arsene Wenger’s last home game.
Iwobi was involved in the second goal by Alexander Lacazette, before finishing off in the 64th minute for the fourth goal of the evening.
3. Fred Friday (Sparta Rotterdam)
Nigerian striker Fred Friday was on target for the second game running for Sparta Rotterdam but his 25th curtain raiser only propelled Heracles to claim a 5-2 victory.
Friday was on our list from last week, and gets a shout today for his consistency.
4. Joseph Akpala (Oostende)
The veteran Nigerian striker scored the match winner for his Belgian club Oostende in Sunday’s 2-0 win away to Beerschot-Wilrijk.
Quite frankly Akpala edged it over Isreali based Anthony Nwakeme of Hapoel Beer Sheva who bagged a brace over the years as well.
5. Victor Moses (Chelsea)
The only player to make the list without a goal to his name has to be Victor Moses whose electric form for Chelsea saw him bagged an assist for the match winning goal scored by Olivier Giroud in a 1-0 win over Liverpool fc.
Moses was Chelsea’s second most lively player going forward behind Hazard, even though he played as a wing back.
So that’s our pick for this week, we hope to get your feedback as usual.
Enjoy a wonderful week ahead.