Nigerians abroad: Ndidi, Aribo, Kanu, Okoronkwo make goals rain in England, United States, Russia

31242eb4 936a 4666 afa4 23c9abeef531 monitored several matches that could potentially involve Nigerian players on Saturday, April 20th.

Here are the most eye-catching highlights:


In the country’s Premier League, Emmanuel Agbaji scored one, while Sunday Emmanuel notched two assists as Mohammedan Dhaka handed Brothers Union an 8-0 battering.

Elsewhere, Ifegwu Ojukwu assisted Paul Komolafe to net the opening goal for Abahani Chittagong in their 2-1 win at home to Rahmatgonj MFS.


In the First Division A, Tolu Arokodare scored his third goal in four games to propel KRC Genk to a hard-fought [2-1] victory over RSC Anderlecht.

Elsewhere, Jordan Torunarigha anchored the defense for KAA Gent, leading them to a commendable [3-1] win against KV Mechelen.


In League One, Daniel Udoh broke the deadlock at The Valley in London to hand Shrewsbury Town the lead, but Charlton Athletic fought back to claim a 1-1 draw.

In the Championship, Emmanuel Dennis featured for Watford in their goalless draw with Hull City.

Wilfred Ndidi opened the scoring for Leicester City FC as the Foxes secured a 2-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion FC, reclaiming the top spot in the Championship table.

Joe Aribo found the net for Southampton FC, but Cardiff City FC rallied to claim an impressive 2-1 win.

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In the Premier League, Gabriel returned from injury to feature for Luton Town FC in their disappointing 1-5 home defeat to Brentford.

Fred Onyedinma came on as a second-half substitute for Luton, while Frank Onyeka remained on the bench for the Bees.


Ahmed Adebayo made the decisive impact for Tammeka as he grabbed their only goal in a slim 1-0 Meistriliiga win at Paide.


In the Ykkösliiga, TPS has Umar Bala Muhammed to thank for their win and three points as the 26-year-old defender scored the goal that powered the team to a fine 1-0 win over Mikkelin Palloilijat MP.


In the Super League 2, Kehinde Fatai scored in the 49th minute to hand Larissa a two-one lead, but Niki Volos fought back to claim a 3-2 victory.


Bright Edomwonyi shone for Diósgyőr VTK, scoring twice and providing an assist in their [5-3] victory over Debrecen VSC.

Twenty-year-old Hamzat Ojediran scored one of the consolation goals for the visitors at the Diósgyőri Stadion in Miskolc.


In the Italian Serie A Women, Jennifer Echegini was stopped from adding to her 8th league goal in Juventus’ 2-1 win over Sassuolo.

Victor Osimhen and Napoli suffered a 1-0 defeat against Empoli. Goalkeeper Maduka Okoye impressed for Udinese despite conceding in their narrow 1-0 loss to Verona.


In the J2 League, Paul Utaka stole the show at the JIT Recycle Ink Stadium, bagging two goals and an assist to lead Ventforet Kofu to a convincing 4-1 victory over Thespa Gunma FC.


Chidozie Awaziem assisted Boavista FC’s equalizer in stoppage time during their [1-1] draw with Club Foot Estrela in the Primeira Liga.

Super Eagles defender Bruno Onyemaechi also impressed for Boavista, playing the entire match from start to finish.


Calabar-born Jonathan Okoronkwo came off the bench at halftime to score a crucial equalizer for FK Arsenal Tula in their [1-1] draw away to FK Torpedo Moskva.


In the Primera División Femenina, Super Falcons stars Rinsola Babajide and Gift Monday were on the losing side as Granada overcame UD Tenerife in a fame that ended 2-1.