It’s another week to appraise the performances of Super Eagles players in their respective club sides in Europe. Here is a look at how some of them fared over the weekend, with some good news coming from Spain.
Victor Moses, Chelsea and Ola Aina, Hull City
With the Premier League giving way to FA Cup games, the duo of Victor Moses and Ola Aina were not involved as Chelsea hosted and defeated the Tigers 3-0 in a fifth round tie at Stamford Bridge.
While Moses was an unused substitute, Aina was not named at all as he was ineligible to play for Hull against his parent club.
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Wilfred Ndidi, and Kelechi Iheanacho , Leicester City
At the King Power stadium, Leicester City also booked a place in the quarter finals of the FA Cup thanks to a narrow 1-0 win over Sheffield United.
Ndidi was one of the best players for the Foxes, while Iheanacho had a below average performance.
Brown Ideye, Malaga
2013 AFCON winner, Brown Ideye opened his La Liga account for Malaga, after he scored the opener against third placed side, Valencia.
MCFNews| @OfficialIdeye se estrenó como goleador en #LaLiga y fue elegido por los aficionados #McfVP del #MálagaValencia⚽: "No nos vamos a rendir" #VamosMálaga ➡ https://t.co/bIU9VjnP6f pic.twitter.com/57rEs8QMTh
— Málaga CF (@MalagaCF) February 19, 2018
However, Ideye ended up on the losing side, as Valencia came from behind to beat them 2-1 at home. It was Ideye’s third game since joining the club on loan back in January.
Oghenekaro Etebo, Las Palmas
Another on loan Super Eagle who tasted defeat is midfield workhorse, Etebo, who was underwhelming as Las Palmas were beaten 2-1 at home by Sevilla.
It was Etebo’s third game of the season for the La Liga outfit, and he was on from start to finish.
Leon Balogun, Mainz
A very solid display it was for Leon Balogun, who helped his side, Mainz, to a 2-0 away win at Hertha Berlin, and in France, on loan Porto defender, Awaziem, 21, watched from the bench as Nantes held their host, Nice to a 1-1 draw in the French Ligue 1.
It is the third game in a row the young center bank will be missing, with Claudio Ranieri’s side yet to record a win.
In the Dutch Eredivisie, Tyronne Ebuehi played his 23rd game of the campaign as ADO Den Haag hosted Willem II, who paraded veteran striker, Batholomew Ogbeche.
Both players were on from start to finish, but it was Ebuehi and his side ensured Willem left as they came, without a point after a 2-1 win.
John Ogu, and Anthony Nwakaeme, Hapoel Beer Sheva
Anthony Nwakaeme is back among the goals, after helping Beer Sheva to a 3-0 win over Maccabi Petach Tikva.
Nwakaeme scored Beer Sheva’s second goal of the game, converting via the spot. Meanwhile, his compatriot at the club, John Ogu missed the game as he is currently out due to suspension.
Shehu Abdullahi, William Troost-Ekong and Mikel Agu, Bursaspor
The trio of Troost-Ekong, Agu and Shehu all featured as Bursaspor played out a goalless affair with Yeni Malatyaspor.
🔄 OYUNCU DEĞİŞİKLİĞİ
🔻 Barış pic.twitter.com/JE6SvYQ8WL
— Bursaspor (@BursasporSk) February 18, 2018
While the duo of Ekong and Agu were on from start to finish, Shehu played for seven minutes, after coming on in the 83rd minute.