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–Ujah, Uchebo also on target; Mikel, Echiejile, Moses in action;
Omeruo, Ambrose benched

Mikel Obi (Chelsea): Super Eagles midfielder John Mikel Obi made an 67th minute entrance for Oscar in Chelsea’s 1-1 draw against Man United. Obi who missed Chelsea’s 2-1 away win against Palace, has made six appearances this season.


Victor Moses (Stoke City): Super Eagles forward Victor Moses was on from the start but gave way for Ousama Assaidi in the 79th minute in Stoke’s 1-0 loss to Southampton. The game was his seventh of the season, but he is yet to score.

Sammy Ameobi (Newcastle): Nigerian forward Sammy Ameobi scored his first Premier League goal for Newcastle in their 2-1 away win against Tottenham Hotspur. Ameobi who replaced Gabriel Obertan from the start of the second half for his fifth game, scored on 46 minutes to make it 1-1 before Ayoze Perez sealed the win for the Magpies.


Kenneth Omeruo (Middlesbrough), Odion Ighalo (Watford): Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo could only make the bench as his team Middlesbrough were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Watford. Omeruo has featured nine times for Middlesbrough. His compatriot Odion Ighalo was in the starting line-up for Watford before he was withdrawn for Keith Andrews on 64 minutes. Ighalo was on the score sheet the previous weekend in his team’s 3-0 win against Sheffield Wednesday.

Brown Ideye, Victor Anichebe (West Brom): Nigerian attacker Victor Anichebe scored his first goal of the season when he struck in the 51st minute after coming on for Stephane Sessegnon as West Brom were held 2-2 at home against Crystal Palace. The game was Anichebe’s fourth. His Nigerian team-mate Brown Ideye was an unused substitute. Ideye who is yet to score in the league, has three games under his belt.

Hope Akpan (Reading): One-cap Super Eagles midfielder Hope Akpan saw action for 90 minutes as Reading beat Blackpool 3-0. Akpan who was left out of the previous weekend’s 3-0 home loss to Derby County, has seen action nine times so far for Reading.

Semi Ajayi (Arsenal): One-time Flying Eagles invitee Semi Ajayi was left out of the Arsenal squad that defeated Sunderland 2-0 at the Stadium of Light. The young defender had made the bench at the Emirates where Arsenal were held to a 2-2 draw by Hull City.

Ramon Azeez (Almeria): Super Eagles midfielder Ramon Azeez was selected from the start before making way for Thievy Bifouma in the 60th minute as Almeria suffered a 1-0 home loss to Athletic Bilbao. Azeez who was on parade when Almeria lost 2-0 to Ike Uche’s Villareal the previous weekend, has now appeared seven times this season.

Ike Uche (Villareal): Nigerian striker Ike Uche featured in his seventh game for Villareal in their 2-1loss against home side Sevilla. Uche has found the back of the net three times this season for the yellow submarines.

Vincent Enyeama (Lille): Super Eagles goal keeper Vincent Enyeama was again at the receiving as Lille suffered a 2-0 defeat against Rennes. The two goals conceded were his eighth and ninth in 11 appearances in Ligue 1.

Elderson Echiejile (Monaco): The Super Eagles left-back made a rare start for AS Monaco in their 3-1 away win against Bastia in Ligue 1. It was Echiejile’s second appearance for Monaco in the current campaign.

Chinedu Obasi (Schalke): Super Eagles forward Chinedu Obasi was selected for a starting place by new manager Roberto Di Matteo but came off in the 56th minute for Sydney Sam as his side lost 1-0 to Bayer Leverkusen.

Anthony Ujah (Cologne): Nigerian forward Anthony Ujah was the hero for his side Cologne as he scored the only goal in their 1-0 away win against Werder Bremen. Ujah who replaced Daniel Halfar on 58 minutes, struck a minute later to give his team the win. He has now scored two goals in six appearances.

Ahmed Musa (CSKA): Super Eagles forward Ahmed Musa could not replicate his feat of last weekend where he grabbed a brace in CSKA’s 6-0 bashing of Krasnodar as he fired blanks in a 3-3 draw against home side UFA. He has scored five goals in 11 appearances for CSKA.

Efe Ambrose (Celtic ): Super Eagles defender Efe Ambrose was left on the bench throughout 90 minutes as Celtic defeated Kilmarnock 2-0. He was also on the bench in the previous weekend’s 5-0 away win against Ross County.

Emmanuel Emenike (Fenebache): Super Eagles striker Emmanuel Emenike was an 82nd minute substitute for Moussa Sow in Fenebache 2-1 home win against Genclerbirligi. It was Emenike’s sixth, scoring just one goal so far.

John Utaka, Chrisantus Macaulay (Sivasspor), Godfrey Oboabona (Rizespor): Super Eagles defender Godfrey Oboabona saw 90 minutes action as his team defeated Sivasspor 1-0 away. It was his fourth game fo Rizespor this season. His Nigerian counterparts John Utaka and Chrisantus Macaulay also featured for Sivasspor. Utaka who was on from the start for his fifth game and got booked in the 28th minute, was replaced by Batukan Karadeniz on 68 minutes while Macaulay went in on 79 minutes for his fourth game.

Raheem Lawal (Eskisehirspor): Super Eagles midfielder Raheem Lawal played in his sixth game of the current campaign when he replaced Ibrahim Sissoko on 82 minutes as his team lost 4-2 to Idmanyurdu. He was booked in the 86th minute.

Bartholomew Ogbeche (Cambuur): Nigerian forward Bartholomew Ogbeche was in action for 90 minutes but went into the referee’s book on 42 minutes as Cambuur lost 1-0 at home to Feyenoord. Ogbeche, who has appeared 10 times, has netted six times.

Abiola Dauda (Vitesse): Nigerian striker Abiola Dauda played for 90 minutes in his side’s 2-2 draw against NAC Breda. Dauda has scored six goals in nine appearances.

Nnamdi Oduamadi (Crotone): Super Eagles forward Nnamdi Oduamadi featured for Crotone in their 2-2 draw against Cittadella. Oduamadi who has now appeared in eight games, scoring one goal, however got booked in the 89th minute.

Joel Obi (Italy): Super Eagles midfielder Joel Obi was on from the start for Inter in the Nerazurri’s 1-0 away win against Cesena. Obi who made his third appearance for the former Serie A champions, made way for Ibrahima Mbaye in the 69th minute.

Ogenyi Onazi (Lazio): Super Eagles midfielder Ogenyi Onazi replaced goal scorer Lucas Biglia in Lazio’s 2-1 home win against Torino. He was introduced in the 82 minutes for his fifth game for the Rome-based side.

Ayodele Adeleye (OFI): Nigerian defender Ayodele Adeleye played from start to finish but was cautioned in the 61st minute in OFI’s 2-3 defeat at home to Asteras Tripolis. He has now appeared eight times.

Michael Uchebo (Boavista): Super Eagles striker Michael Uchebo scored on his debut but it was just a consolation goal as his new team Boavista lost 2-1 at home to Pacos De Ferreira.

Simeon Nwankwo (Gil Vicente): Nigerian attacker Simeon Nwankwo was on from the beginning before making way for Marwan Mohsen in the 91st minute in his side’s 2-0 loss away to Moreirense. It was Nwankwo’s fourth game, finding the back of the net three times.

Obiora Nwankwo (Academy de Coimbra): Super Eagles midfielder Obiora Nwankwo featured for Academica for 90 minutes but couldn’t prevent his team from going down 1-0 to Nacional. The game was his ninth of the season.

Kennedy Igboananike (AIK), John Owoeri (Atvidaberg): Former Flying Eagles star John Owoeri was on from the start before he was replaced by Simon Skrabb in the 57th minute in his team’s 4-1 away loss to AIK. It was his 24th appearance. His Nigerian counterpart, Kennedy Igboananike was withdrawn in the 59th minute for Anton Saletros on 59 minutes.

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