With most European leagues nearing completion for the 2015/16s season, we take a look at how Nige...
With most European leagues nearing completion for the 2015/16s season, we take a look at how Nigerian exports fared over the weekend.
Today, we begin from Italy, where Jerry Mbakogu missed two penalties and scored one goal in Carpi’s 3-1 home loss to Lazio.
In Finland, Nnamdi Oduamadi scored for the second game running as HJK Helsinki beat PK-35 Vantaa 2-1, with Taiye Taiwo scoring the second for Helsinki in the encounter.
Aliyu Abubakar, the other Nigerian at the club, was however unused.
Godfrey Oboabona was at the receiving end of a 6-0 mauling at the hands of Trabzonspor in the Turkish Super Lig. He started the game from the bench, before being introduced in the 54th minute.
Gazientepspor played out a 1-1 draw at home with Eskisehirspor. While John Chibuike started the game for the hosts and lasted 84 minutes, Gbenga Arokoyo was however on the bench all through.
But it wasn’t the same story for Aminu Umar, who started and finished Osmanlispor’s 3-3 draw with Bursaspor. The 21-year old scored the second as they came from three goals down to draw the game.
Karim Onisiwo scored for Mainz in the Bundesliga, as they defeated Stuttgart 3-1. He is on the verge of being capped at full international level by Austria.
Meanwhile, Leon Balogun was absent through suspension. Anthony Ujah was into the fray in the 75th minute against his former club Cologne, but couldn’t inspire Werder Bremen to a win as it ended in a 0-0 draw.
In England, two of Nigeria’s most promising talents, Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho came face-to-face and both started for Arsenal and Manchester City respectively in the 2-2 draw, but neither player made any serious impact, and they were both substituted in the second half.
Meanwhile, Sheyi Ojo who provided an assist for the second goal and Jordon Ibe featured for the Reds.