African All Stars

Five Nigerian performances we absolutely loved this weekend

11:19 AM WAT 25/10/2021
Odion Ighalo
Goal reviews the nation’s top performers this weekend, highlighting what made their displays special

  • Emmanuel Dennis, William Troost-Ekong - Watford

    Review of Nigerians abroad

    It was another weekend of goal-fest for the country's stars at their various clubs. From Ighalo scoring all of Al Shabab's goals to Dennis' super-sub performance for Watford.

  • Taiwo Awoniyi - Union Berlin

    Taiwo Awoniyi

    Awoniyi continued his rich vein of form by scoring Union Berlin's only goal in their 1-1 draw against Stuttgart on Sunday.

    The Nigeria forward opened the scoring for the visitors in the 31st minute but his strike was cancelled out late in the encounter.

    The former Liverpool striker has now equalled his best tally in a league season with seven goals in nine games for the Iron Ones.

  • Odion Ighalo

    Odion Ighalo

    The former Super Eagles striker continued his fine goalscoring run in Saudi Arabia with a brace on Friday.

    Ighalo scored in each half of the encounter to give Al Shabab a 2-0 win, and he extended his tally to eight goals after nine league matches this season.

  • Chidera Ejuke

    Chidera Ejuke

    The 23-year-old scored the equaliser for CSKA Moscow in their 3-1 comeback victory over Krylya Sovetov in a Russian Premier League game.

    Ejuke's effort came a week after he grabbed the match-winning goal in Ural.

    The pacy winger has now contributed four goals and two assists in the Russian top-flight in this campaign.

  • Emmanuel Dennis of Watford and Nigeria team.

    Emmanuel Dennis

    Dennis came off the bench to inspire Watford to a 5-2 victory over Everton on Saturday.

    The Nigeria international provided two assists before sealing maximum points for the Hornets at Goodison Park.

  • David Okereke - Venezia

    David Okereke

    The Club Brugge forward ended his Serie A goal drought in Venezia's 3-1 defeat to Sassuolo on Saturday.

    Okereke put the visitors ahead with his second goal in the Italian top-flight this term.