Today we look at the form of Nigerians playing abroad.
Good 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.