Nigerians Abroad: Ogbeche, Obadeyi & Ujah on target

The trio registered their names on the scorers’ sheet as Nigerian players were on parade in different leagues in Europe over the weekend

Victor Anichebe was on from start to finish as West Bromwich Albion played a 2-2 draw at home against visiting Sunderland.

Lee Cattermole had put the visitors ahead in the 5th minute before Saido Berahino put the hosts back on level terms with three minutes to the end of the first half from the penalty spot. Berahino doubled the Baggies' lead in the 74th minute before Sebastien Larsson’s strike five minutes from time ensured Sunderland escaped with a point from the Hawthorns.

Osaze Odemwingie was paraded for Stoke City as they fell 1-0 at home to Aston Villa at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday.

Ashley Westwood’s 50th minute strike ensured the Potters were condemned to defeat in their first league game of the season.

Kenneth Omeruo was on from start to finish for Middlesbrough as they fell 1-0 away at Leeds United. The Super Eagles defender could not prevent Billy Sharp from snatching the winner for the 88th minute.

The game was Omeruo’s second of the English championship as the Riverside outfit got their first defeat of the season.

Sone Aluko was not dressed by Hull City as they got a vital away win at Queens Park Rangers in the Premiership opening fixture. James Chester’s 51st minute strike was all the Tigers needed to begin their English Premier League campaign on a very good note.


Vincent Enyeama kept his second consecutive clean slate of the season as he denied Caen strikers the opportunity to score in their 1-0 away win in the French Ligue 1 played on Saturday.

Divock Origi’s 69th minute penalty ensured the visitors got an away win and are seventh on the French topflight log after amassing four points from two games.

Elderson Echiejile featured for Monaco in their 4-1 defeat at Bordeaux. Dimitar Berbatov put the visitors’ ahead in the early minutes of the game but the hosts romped back to victory courtesy of a brace from Diego Rolan and penalty kicks from Wahbi Khazri and Emiliano Sala.

AS Monaco sit in the 19th position of Ligue 1 with 0 points from two games.


Tope Obadeyi scored his first goal in Kilmarnock's  2-1 win against Ross County on Saturday afternoon in the Scottish Premier League.

The Birmingham born attacker was on target in the 56th minute to give Killie a two-goal advantage, but Liam Boyce pulled a goal back for the home team with only nine minutes of normal time remaining.

The 24-year-old had gone 222 minutes without finding the back of the net for the Rugby Park outfit with Kilmarnock now with four points after three Scottish Premier League game.


Barthlomew Ogbeche scored a late goal to rescue his team from the jaw of defeat in a 2-2 draw with Vitesse Arnhem.

Ogbeche was cautioned with four minutes into the game. The former Super Eagles striker will be recalled scored five times in pre season games for the Eredivise side.



Obiorah Nwankwo made his debut for Portuguese side Academica as they secured 1-1 draw at home to Sporting Lisbon.

Nwankwo was on for the entire duration of the game and picked up a yellow card in the 54th minutes in the ill tempered game.

Coached by his former manager at CFR Cluj of Romania, Nwankwo will be hoping for better fortunes at Academica than his last club in Spain Cordoba, where injuries blighted his appearances as they secured promotion to the La-Liga.

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