Nigerian internationals featured for their various clubs across the globe on Saturday and here is our update on who played and those missing in action.
In England’s Saturday’s early kick off, Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun was an unused substitute when his club Brighton Albion and Hove lost 2 – 1 to Cardiff City in the English Premier League.
Balogun last played a competitive match for Brighton in the team’s 1 – 0 loss to Liverpool in August.
At the St Mary’s Stadium Super Eagles forward Isaac Success played all 90 minutes as Watford got a hard fought 1 – 1 draw against Southampton in the EPL’s lunchtime kickoff.
At the King Power Stadium Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Onyinye Ndidi again played 90 minutes for home side Leicester City in the team’s goalless draw against Burnley. Ndidi’s national team counterpart Kelechi Iheanacho was substituted into the game in the 60th minute and was cautioned by match referee Mike Dean in the 76th minute.
In the English Championship Nigerian midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo played for 76 minutes before being substituted for Sam Clucas in Stoke City’s goalless draw away to Nottingham Forest.
Etebo has played 13 times this season for Stoke City and is yet to register a goal.
Nigerian international Anthony Ujah sat out all 90 minutes in Mainz’s 3 – 1 away win over Freiburg in the German Bundesliga. Ujah has played nine times for Mainz this season but is yet to register a goal.
In Slovakia, Nigerian player Emeka Umeh was a 76th minute substitute for Reuben Yem as his team AS Trencin the lost at home 2 – 0 to Zalina in the Slovakia Fortuna League.
Super Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi kept a clean sheet in the South African top division as Chippa United drew away to Keizer Chiefs.