Too Good, Too Bad: The Best & Worst of Nigerians Abroad

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  1. Victor Osimhen Napoli
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    Review of Nigerians abroad

    Kelechi Iheanacho delivered for Leicester City in the semi-final and fired the Foxes into a historic FA Cup final with another goal against Southampton on Sunday.

    Could Simy and Victor Osimhen continue their fine runs in front of goal when Crotone and Napoli respectively played Udinese and Inter Milan in Serie A?

  2. Moffi goal Lorient PSG

    Too Good: Terem Moffi

    Moffi was unlucky to end on the losing side despite scoring a brace for Lorient this weekend.

    The forward’s goals weren’t enough for his side at Olympique de Marseille with the hosts securing a late winner through Pol Lirola.

    Moffi is now up to 11 goals in Ligue 1, and the 21-year-old’s side remain just outside the relegation spots in the top division.

  3. Alex Iwobi of Everton
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    Too Bad: Alex Iwobi

    The attacking midfielder had an underwhelming game against Tottenham Hotspur and was replaced on the hour mark with the game in the balance.

    Iwobi offered little going forward and the fact he came out second-best in all but one of his seven duels was discouraging. He completed none of his attempted dribbles either.

    Everton have a game in hand, but their five-game winless Premier League run means they have it all to do if they want to end in the coveted top four spots.

  4. Simy Napoli Crotone Serie A

    Too Good: Simy

    Crotone lost again in Serie A, but Simy continued his fine run of goalscoring form, netting from the spot in their 2-1 defeat by Udinese.

    The towering striker has now netted in seven games on the trot, taking his league tally to 17 goals in a challenging season for the Pythagoreans.

    Serse Cosmi’s team are 15 points from safety and it’s only a matter of time before relegation to Serie B is confirmed with seven games to play.

  5. Victor Osimhen Napoli Atalanta Serie A 2020-2021
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    Too Bad: Victor Osimhen

    A lot was made about Osimhen’s form and why he had to play from the off when Napoli hosted Inter Milan on Sunday night.

    Gennaro Gattuso agreed, starting the in-form frontman against Antonio Conte’s team in Naples, but he underwhelmed badly before his eventual substitution with 15 minutes to play.

    Osimhen had only 10 touches, highlighting his struggle to get into the game, and didn’t attempt a shot before his withdrawal.

    The Azzurri missed out on the opportunity to supplant Juventus in fourth place after the Old Lady fell to a defeat earlier at Atalanta.

  6. Kelechi Iheanacho

    Too Good: Kelechi Iheanacho

    The unstoppable forward netted yet again as Leicester City beat Southampton 1-0 at Wembley to advance to their first FA Cup final in 52 years.

    Having scored twice in the last eight win over Manchester United, Iheanacho played a leading role to eliminate Saints who enjoyed an encouraging cup run.

    He's now up to 15 goals this season, becoming the first Nigerian to score as many since Odion Ighalo netted 17 for Watford in 2015/16. Furthermore, the 24-year-old has scored more goals in the competition since his debut in January 2016, 14 goals in 19, than any other player.

    Leicester’s ‘Senior Man’ has been involved in 11 goals in his last seven appearances and, in this form, may well be the man to come up trumps against Chelsea next month.