THE BEST AND WORST OF NIGERIAN FOOTBALL PLAYERS ABROAD

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Today we look at the form of Nigerians playing abroad.

Nigerian footballers abroadGood form: Chidozie Awaziem: Nantes played host to high-flying Caen seeking a win that could take them toward the Europa League places. Awaziem played 90 minutes for the Canaries as they picked up a slender 1-0 win. The defender was directly involved in his side’s lone goal when he set up Andrei Girotto’s strike in the 73rd minute. Defensively, he was part of a watertight four-man backline that restricted Caen to taking shots from impossible angles as they couldn’t get through. Nantes moved up to seventh place on the log following the win.

 

 

 

 

 Bad form: Kennedy Igboananike – Orebro travelled to title-chasing Djurgardens IF looking to throw a spanner in the works of their hosts’ attempts to keep pace with the league leaders. They lost 4-1 though, and the Blue Stripes were good value for the win. Igboananike wasn’t at the races, and his manager took him out of his misery by substituting him in the 77th minute. The forward was by and large a peripheral figure, and he just couldn’t impact the game as well as he’d have liked as his side toiled all game. Orebro remain in 10th place following the result.

 

 

 

Nigerian footballers abroadBad form: Kelechi Iheanacho – Following Leicester’s early tough run of fixtures they faced a more favorable trip to Huddersfield as they sought their first win in three games. They played out to an eventual 1-1 draw, but Iheanacho’s performance has got to worry Craig Shakespeare. The forward was deployed in the hole, but couldn’t get going in the encounter and was often guilty of losing possession against the Terriers. Hooked off in the 70th minute after an ineffectual display, the young forward knows he has to improve if he’s to stay in the side.
Good form: Odion Ighalo – Changchun Yatai travelled to struggling Tianjin Teda hoping to put an end to a mini-blip that had seen them fail to win in three games. They were imperious against the strugglers as they ran out 5-1 winners. Ighalo was in the thick of the action too as he scored one and assisted another as the Jilin-based side battered the Tianjin Tigers. Particularly pleasing for the forward was the accuracy of his shooting, not to mention his willingness to be involved in play. The strike was his 12th of the campaign in 23 appearances.

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