Catch up on the performances of Nigerian players in matches across Europe on Monday, September 18.
Oghenekaro Etebo played the entirety of CD Feirense’s 2-1 loss to Portimonense at the Estádio do Portimonense SC (Portimão). The visitors were trailing 2-0 until the 28th minute when Etebo scored what proved to be a consolation.
Former Golden Eaglets and Flying Eagles star Dele Alampasu was not included in Feirense’s 18-man squad, while the home team had Stanley Awurum on the bench throughout the duration of the game.
In the Swedish Allsvenskan, both Taye Taiwo and Chidi Omeje put in a full shift for AFC Eskilstuna in a 2-1 loss to GIF Sundsvall at Tunavallen (Eskilstuna).
A division lower, former Warri Wolves striker Oke Akpoveta started for Helsingborg in their 2-0 win over Varbergs BoIS FC. He was replaced after 79 minutes, teammate Monday Ayinoko was an unused substitute.
In Finland, Philip Njoku, wearing the number 25 jersey, logged ninety minutes as Inter Turku were hammered 6-1 by Lahti at Veritas Stadion.
Elsewhere, Patrick Friday Eze watched proceedings from the bench in Konyaspor’s 2-0 loss at Besiktas in the Turkish Super Lig. Nigeria U23 international Imoh Ezekiel didn’t make Konyaspor’s 18.
Both Fegor Ogude and Brian Idowu (suspended) were not involved in Amkar Perm’s impressive 1-0 win over Lokomotiv Moscow on game week ten in the Russian Premier League.
The Nigeria international midfielder is close to returning to the first team after an injury absence.
Still in Russia, Sylvester Igboun and Kehinde Fatai were strike partners in Ufa’s 3-0 loss to Zenit St Petersburg. Igbour received a caution in the 91st minute, Fatai subbed out after 72 minutes.