Nigerians Abroad: Ahmed Musa starts the season with Super Cup win

The Nigeria international has kicked off the 2013/14 season with victory in the Russian Super Cup match
The 2013/14 season has kicked off in countries like Russia and Ukraine and continues in China while the major European leagues are set to start next month.


Victor Moses may have to stay put in Chelsea for the new season as coach Roberto Martinez of Everton has cooled interest in the Super Eagles forward. Everton were predisposed to making a loan arrangement for the former Wigan man but Chelsea wanted an outright sale. Now, Moses is in Thailand with the Chelsea team hoping to convince Jose Mourinho that he deserves a place in the team.

Mikel Obi is also waiting for clarification on where he is to start the new season as Galatasaray concretise a formal transfer offer for the Nigerian midfielder who is thought to be surplus to requirements at Chelsea.

Also, Peter Odemwingie, who turns 32 today, could finally end his Hawthorns hell this week as Crystal Palace make a formal offer after extensive negotiations between the two clubs in the last week.


Ahmed Musaplayed all 90 minutes on Saturday for CSKA Moscow when they beat arch-rivals, Zenit St Petersburg 3-0 to win the traditional season opening match. The Nigerian, his club’s highest goal scorer for last season with 11 goals could have scored in the 36th minute but fluffed his lines.

Keisuke Honda scored the first and third goal – in the 15th and 83rd minutes while Sergei Ignashevich scored CSKA’s second goal in the 36th minute.


Michael Eneramo will undergo a second medical at Besiktas this week after failing a first one last week due to a heart condition diagnosis. Eneramo has played in Turkey for Sivasspor for the past three seasons.

But the club is positive that the 27-year-old will pass the second medical and be handed a three-year deal. 

But Kasimpasa’s Kalu Uche could be on the way to China to join Super League side Tianjin Teda. Uche scored an impressive 19 league goals for the newly promoted Kasimpasa last season and led them to sixth position.


Yakubu Aiyegbeniopened scoring in the match in the seventh minute to help Guangzhou R&F to a comprehensive 4-1 home win over Hangzhou on Sunday.

The former Super Eagles striker has scored six goals in the 17-week league but last scored on June 1, against Changchun Yatai.

Peter Utaka started on the bench for his new side, Beijing Guoan against Wuhan Zall after moving on from Dalian Aerbin. Utaka came on for Malian striker, Freddie Kanoute at the start of the second half.

Utaka had scored seven goals for his former team in 15 matches, Zall had 2005 Flying Eagles winger, Chukwuna Akabueze in their starting XI, though he was replaced in the 78th minute. Akabueze has scored four goals in 14 appearances.

Nigerian youngster, Ajala Simon, popularly called Moses Daddy played for Dutch champions Ajax Amsterdam in their 3-0 defeat of De Graafschap in a pre-season friendly last Saturday.

The Flying Eagles player – he was on the bench throughout the U-21 World Cup in Turkey - scored in the 66th minute of the encounter.

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