Futbalgalore.com’s Ademetan Abayomi has a comprehensive wrap on how Nigerian players performed abroad over the weekend with six players scoring nine goals.
Peter Olayinka maintained his starting place in the Zulte Waregem team and lasted the entire 90 minutes in their 2-0 loss to Genk.
Rotherham United’s Nigerian contingent of Michael Ihiekwe, Joshua Emmanuel, Semi Ajayi and Joshua Kayode would be playing in the Sky Bet Championship next season after beating Shrewsbury Town 2-1 in the final of the League One play-offs at Wembley on Sunday evening.
While the duo of Ihiekwe and teenage starlet, Kayode were not in action for the Millers in the decider, former Arsenal youth-teamer, Semi Ajayi and Joshua Emmanuel went the distance for the team.
Vincent Onovo played his part Ujpest who pipped Mezokovesd 0-1. Obinna Nwobodo didn’t make the match day squad.
At the Stadions Daugava, Adeleke Akinyemi grabbed a hat trick for Ventsplis who thrashed Liepaja 4-1. Tosin Aiyegun fired blacks while Abdullahi Alfa was unused sub.
Austin Amutu scored the fourth goal for Pahang in their 4-0 win over Kuala Lumpur.
In a game the featured two Nigerians on opposing sides, Daniel Chima and Afeez Aremu scored. Molde humbled IK Start 3-1. Chima was on song for Molde while Aremu who suited up for Start registered his name on the scoresheet.
Midfielder Ifeanyi Matthew played the entire match for Lillestrom who lost 1-0 at Valerenga. Moses Ebiye and Charles Ezeh came on in the second half for the visitors. Chidera Ejuke earned a starters shirt for the hosts while Peter Michael was benched throughout.
In the OBOS-ligaen, Jerv edged Viking 3-2 in a thrilling clash. Former Akwa United goal machine Aniekpeno Udoh came off the bench for Viking. Former Flying Eagles striker Usman Sale was also a substitute in the match.
Winger Philip Azango, who was a starter scored a brace for Trencin against Zilina in a 2-1 win. Hilary Gong was a second half substitute for Trencin.
Rayo Vallecano consigned Lugo to a 1-0 defeat. Nigerian midfielder Ramon Azeez was unused.
Gbenga Arokoyo warmed the Kalmar bench in their 1-1 draw at home to Hammarby. Chima Akas played the 90 minutes in the encounter.
Former MFM FC striker Stephen Odey warmed the bench for FC Zurich who posted a 2-1 win over Young Boys in the Swiss Cup final.
Fenando Adi came off the bench to play for Portland Timbers in their 3-2 away loss against Colorado Rapids