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Nigerians abroad: Onyedika is FDA champion; heartbreak for Osayi-Samuel; Dele-Bashiru, Okoye beat relegation

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Soccernet.ng kept tabs on dozens of matches potentially featuring Nigerian footballers across different leagues worldwide on Sunday, May 26, 2024.

Algeria

Tosin Omoyele scored his sixth goal of the season to power Khenchela to a hard-fought 1 – 0 Ligue 1 win over Saoura at the Stade Hamam Ammar.

Azerbaijan

John Otto John came off the bench to be the match-winner for Turan as his 74th-minute strike earned a 1 – 0 win over Kapaz inside the Şəhər stadionu in Tovuz.

Belarus

Jonathan John and Lukuman Alli got the goals that helped Smorgon battle to a 2-2 Premier League draw at Shakhtyor Soligorsk.

Belgium

Raphael Onyedika and Club Brugge are the new champions of Belgium after claiming a goalless draw with city rivals Cercle Brugge.

 

Tolu Arokodare did his bit for KRC Genk but it was not enough to help them avoid a 2-0 defeat at Union Saint-Gilloise.

Victor Udoh, Alhassan Yusuf, and George Ilenikhena helped Royal Antwerp end their ugly losing streak with an excellent 3-1 win at home to Anderlecht.

Czech Republic

Victor Olatunji has won the first league title of his career after Sparta Prague secured their 38th Championship triumph with a 1-1 Viktoria Plzen in the last match of the season.

Olatunji contributed three goals in 30 league games for the league winners.

Abdullahi Tanko was among the goal scorers for Baník Ostrava in their exciting 6 – 0 victory over Slovacko to secure their place in the UEFA Conference League qualifiers.

England

Joe Aribo and Southampton have returned to the Premier League after beating Leeds United 1-0 in the second leg of their Championship playoff.

 

Italy

Ademola Lookman ended the 2023/2024 Serie A season with ten goals as he smashed home the second goal in Atalanta’s 3-0 win at home to David Okereke’s Torino.

Victor Osimhen featured as a second-half substitute for Napoli as the dethroned champions’ campaign petered out with a goalless draw at home to Lecce.

There was incredible drama at the Stadio Benito Stirpe as Maduka Okoye kept a clean sheet to help Udinese secure a 1-0 win over Frosinone and avoid relegation to Serie B.

The defeat however sent Frosinone out of Serie A and into the second division.

Tyronne Ebuehi will have Serie A football waiting for him when he returns from injury as Senegal forward M’Baye Babacar Ndiaye netted a storage time goal that secured a 2-1 win against Roma to confirm their top-flight status.

Spain

Toni Payne was on the losing side as Valencia strolled to a 3-1 victory against Sevilla in their Primera División Femenina clash at the Estadio Antonio Puchades.

In the First Round of the Promotion Playoffs in the Tercera División RFEF, Nzubechi Sixtus Ogbuehi was among the goal scorers as Ceuta II secured a 4-0 win to advance to the second round with a 5-1 aggregate triumph.

Turkey

Bright Osayi-Samuel netted the fourth goal as Fenerbahce took out their frustration on İstanbulspor with a 6-0 Super Liga win.

Fener’s massive win, however, amounted to nothing as Galatasaray clinched the league title with a 3-1 victory at Konyaspor.

At the other end of the table, Hatayspor climbed out of the relegation zone on the last day of the season courtesy of a 2-0 win over Ibrahim Olawoyin’s Rizespor.

Fisayo Dele-Bashiru showed why Super Eagles coach Finidi George handed him a national team call-up by scoring one of the goals for Hatayspor.

USA

Tani Oluwaseyi continued his excellent form as he hit a goal and assisted another in Minnesota United’s entertaining 3-3 MLS draw at Colorado Rapids.

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