Top Five Nigerian Players From The Weekend


Hello again and a warm welcome to another edition of the top Five Nigerian players from the last weekend of April 2018.

This week features a back to back appearance from two Nigerian strikers who are in real red hot scoring form, there are fresh players in the mix as well, so let’s begin.

1. Simmy Nwankwo ( Crotone – Italy)
Nigerian striker Simmy Nwankwo is gradually forcing the attention of Nigerian football followers his way, by series of eye catching goal scoring appearances for modest Italian Serie A side Crotone.

On Sunday he scored two goals against Sassuolo to help earn his side a 4-1 win.

It’s been a remarkable two weeks for the 25 year old,  who have scored in 3 consecutive matches against Juventus, Udinese and then Sassuolo, bagging 4 goals that have moved his team away from relegation.

2. Odion Ighalo ( Changchun Yatai – China)
Following immediately is the irrepressible Super Eagles top striker Odion Ighalo who fired a brace of his own for Changchun Yatai to make it 6 goals in a fortnight after his 4 goals heroics last time out.

Ighalo scored in each half to lift Changchun Yatai to a 2-1 win over Shanghai SIPG, and his form has been electric this month.

3. Fred Friday (Sparta Rotterdam – Netherlands)
Young enterprising Nigerian striker Fred Friday was on target for Sparta Rotterdam, but it was not enough as his team suffered a 1-3 defeat away to Feyenoord in an  – Eredivisie match played on Sunday.

The 22 year old Fred Friday gets a deserved place on our list for his brave efforts that has also seen him rack up 4 goals in 13 games with 4 assists to match it so far this season.

4. Moses Simon ( KAA Gent – Belgium)

Moses Simon Photo credit: Daily Mirror

Super Eagles winger Simon Moses provided the assist for Gent’s only goal scored by Rangelo Janga in the 43rd minute but lost the game 1-3 to national team compatriot Uche Agbo’s Standard Liege.

Moses Simon has battled injuries that has blighted his season, but this weekend’s performance is a confidence booster on personal level for the Super Eagles winger.

5. Frank Onyeka ( Midtjylland – Denmark)

Frank Onyeka

Of all the young Nigerian foreign exports, Frank Onyeka surely is at the peak of the lot, grabbing a translation from the junior team to the senior Midtjylland team with both hands.

Not only scoring important goals, but also showing a creative knack of providing assists like the one he laid on Sunday for Gustav Wikheim in the 15th minute on their way to a convincing 3-0 win over AaB Fc.

So that does it for this week which is the last for the month of April. Give us your feedback and let us know your thoughts on our selection.

We hope Nigerian players start the month of May in great form as the World Cup approaches. Do have a great week folks!!!


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