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Onazi Returns in Trabzonspor Win as Akpan Scores; Aina, Etebo, Omeruo Start



Onazi Returns in Trabzonspor Win as Akpan Scores; Aina, Etebo, Omeruo Start

Victor Moses, the talented Nigeria winger, showcased his skills once again as he made his 34th English Premier League appearance this season for Chelsea, who emerged victorious with a 1-0 win over Swansea at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday. However, the Super Eagles star received a caution during the encounter. Meanwhile, at Selhurst Park, fellow Super Eagles duo Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho were handed starting roles in Leicester City’s disappointing 5-0 loss away to Crystal Palace.

Iheanacho, making his fifth start, was replaced at halftime by Fouseni Diabate, while Ndidi, who had not been substituted in an English Premier League game this season, had to be replaced in the 51st minute by Aleksandar Dragovic due to an injury.

Ndidi has been a consistent presence for Leicester City, making 33 EPL appearances this season, while Iheanacho has contributed with 18 games, including a goal and two assists. In the English Championship, Nigerian midfielder Hope Akpan demonstrated his prowess by scoring his first goal for Burton Albion, helping his team secure a 2-0 victory over Bolton Wanderers.

Akpan’s goal came in the 28th minute after a delightful team play, giving his side the much-needed lead. With 24 appearances this season, Akpan has been a valuable asset for Burton Albion. Additionally, Nigerian forward Sammy Ameobi played the full duration of the match for Bolton, marking his 34th appearance this season.

Super Eagles defender Ola Aina showcased his defensive skills as he played the entire 90 minutes in Hull City’s 2-0 defeat at home to promotion-chasing Cardiff City. This match marked Aina’s 45th appearance this season for Hull in the English Championship, further solidifying his position in the team.

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In the Spanish La Liga, Nigerian pair Oghenekaro Etebo and Imoh Ezekiel both received starting roles for Las Palmas in their 1-1 draw away with Espanyol. Etebo had the privilege of playing the full 90 minutes, while Ezekiel was substituted in the 69th minute.

In Germany, Victor Osimhen was not included in Wolfsburg’s matchday squad for their unfortunate 3-2 loss at home to Hamburg. The young Nigerian talent will be eagerly waiting for his next opportunity to contribute on the field.

Meanwhile, in Turkey, Nigeria midfielder Ogenyi Onazi made an impressive return from injury as he played the full 90 minutes in Trabzonspor’s starting line-up, helping his team secure a 2-1 win over Antalyaspor. Onazi has been a consistent performer for Trabzonspor, making 19 league appearances this season.

In another Turkish fixture, Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo demonstrated his defensive capabilities as he featured for the full duration of Kasimpasa’s 4-1 loss at home to Fenerbahce. Omeruo’s presence on the field has been invaluable for Kasimpasa throughout the season.

The performances of these Nigerian players across various leagues and countries highlight their talent and contribution to their respective teams. As they continue to excel on the field, fans eagerly await their future accomplishments.

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