Akpom, Tomori secure promotion to Premier League

Aluko fires Fulham into playoff spot


With the English Championship season heading into its climax, Nigerian players were in action for their teams contributing in the quest of steering their clubs to a desired position on the table and naijafootballplus.com as always gives you a breakdown of how they performed.

Fikayo Tomori and Chuba Akpom were both in the Brighton and Hove Albion squad that secured promotion to the English premier League on Monday after beating Wigan Athletic 2-1.

Chuba Akpom came on in the 82nd minute while Fikayo Tomori was an unused substitute for the Bluebirds.

Fikayo Tomori is on loan from Chelsea while Chuba Akpom was brought in in loan from Arsenal, both in January.

Dominic Ilorfa was on an used substitute​ while Karl Ikeme was out injured in Wolverhampton Wanderers’ 1-0 win over Leeds away from home.

Bristol City’s​ Tammy Abraham was on target in the 14th minute but his goal was canceled out by Blackburn to end the match in a 1-1 draw. Tammy who plays for England U-21 is of Nigerian decent and has scored 22goals for Bristol City this season, he’s on loan from Chelsea.

Hope Akpan lasted 90 minutes for Blackburn in the encounter.

Sone Aluko boosted the chances of Fulham making the playoffs places after he scored a goal in the 56th minute to help Fulham defeat Aston Villa 3-1.

Aluko has now contributed 8 goals and 12 assists in 42 matches for Fulham this season

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