Nigerians abroad: Awaziem sees first red; Nwakali nets debut goal; Adeola, Emeka rain goals in Belarus, Slovakia

images 2024 04 28T093336.676 kept tabs on dozens of matches potentially featuring Nigerian footballers across different leagues worldwide.

Here’s the cream of the crop:


Former Golden Eaglets midfielder Samson Tijani showed glimpses of his talent for Wolfsberger AC in their 2-0 loss to Blau-Weiß Linz in the Bundesliga.


Jesse Sekidika’s goal and Emmanuel Apeh’s contribution propelled Sabah FC to a decisive 2-0 win against Səbail FK in the Premyer Liqa.


Nigerian flair took center stage as Abahani Chittagong dominated Brothers Union in a thrilling 5-0 victory.

Paul Komolafe’s brace, Ifegwu Ojukwu’s penalty, and Wasiu Semiu’s assist sealed the deal in Rajshahi.


Raymond Adeola set the tone for FC Dinamo Minsk with the opening goal in their comfortable 2-0 triumph over FC Dnepr Mogilev in the Premier League.


Jordan Torunarigha impressed in defence as Gent triumphed 3-2 over Westerlo to boost their chances of picking up the Europa Conference League ticket.

Czech Republic

SK Sigma Olomouc II cruised to a convincing 3-0 victory against FK Dukla Praha, fueled by goals from Ola Dele and Yunusa Muritala in the Czech FNL.


In League One, Dominic Udoh grabbed the consolation goal for Shrewsbury Town in their [3-1] home defeat at the hands of Leyton Orient.

Despite the loss, Shrewsbury Town retained their League One status, avoiding relegation by four points as 27-year-old Udoh ended the season with ten goals in 40 games.

In the Championship, Joe Aribo and Southampton FC suffered a setback with a narrow 1-0 loss to Stoke City.

Meanwhile, Alex Iwobi and Calvin Bassey held their ground for Fulham FC in a 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace FC.

Despite efforts from Gabriel Osho and Fred Onyedinma, Luton Town FC faced a tough 2-1 defeat at the hands of Wolverhampton Wanderers.


Bayer 04 Leverkusen showcased resilience as Victor Boniface and Nathan Tella helped salvage a thrilling 2-2 draw with Vfb Stuttgart in the Bundesliga, extending their unbeaten streak to 46 games in all competitions. 


Oluwatobiloba Adefunyibomi’s early goal for Asteras Tripolis was cancelled out by OFI in an intense 1-1 draw in Super League 1.


Hamzat Ojediran struck the game’s decider in the 88th minute to inspire Debrecen to a hard-fought 1-0 NB I win over Újpest.


In the Ligat Ha’al, Yusuf Usman scored one of Maccabi Bnei Raina’s consolation goals in the 2-3 defeat at home to Maccabi Tel Aviv.

At the Yud-Alef Stadium in Ašdod, Ezekiel Henty made his mark for Ashdod, netting the only goal in their narrow 1-0 win against Hapoel Petah Tikva.


In the Italian Serie A, Samuel Chukwueze came off the bench for AC Milan as they battled to a goalless draw at Juventus.


Henry Okebugwu netted his first goal in the colours of Milsami as the club rose to a 3 – 0 win over CSF Bălți in the Moldovan Super Liga.


Kelechi Nwakali dazzled fans with a sensational goal, marking his debut strike in the Primeira Liga for GD Chaves, although they fell short in a 3-1 loss against Casa Pia AC.

Chidozie Awaziem received his first red card of the season, while Bruno Onyemaechi contributed to Boavista’s narrow 1-0 defeat to Vitoria SC Guimaraes.

Saudi Arabia

Super Eagles winger Saviour Godwin assisted one of the goals for Al Akhdoud as they smashed a 4-0 win past Pitso Mosimane-tutored Abha.

The win lifts Al Akhdoud out of the relegation zone, pushing Abha down to second from the bottom of the Saudi League table.


Adetunji Adeshina’s 25th-minute strike opened the floodgates of goals for Novi Pazar as they eventually ran out 4-1 winners at Radnik Surdulica in the Serbian Super Liga.


Hillary Gong and Chinonso Emeka showcased their finishing nous, with Jude Sunday providing an assist, as AS Trenčín cruised to a dominant 4-0 victory over MFK Skalica.


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Bright Osayi Samuel’s stellar performance, including five tackles and 14 duels won, played a crucial role in Fenerbahce SK’s hard-fought 2-1 win against rivals Besiktas JK, keeping their Super Lig title aspirations alive.