Floppy Foursome! Top Nigerian Players Who Fell Short Of Expectations In Europe This Season

Floppy Foursome! Top Nigerian Players Who Fell Short Of Expectations In Europe This Season


Completesportsnigeria.com's ADEBOYE AMOSU highlights the travails of four top profile Nigerian players who failed to perform up to the expectations of the fans and their clubs in the outgoing season.


The bulky forward arrived English Premier League side West Ham United on loan from from Fenerbahce of Turkey during the January transfer window.

The former Russia- based striker however failed to make an impact in the English top flight, failing to register a goal in the league so far.

Emenikes' only goals for the Hammers came in the 5-1 FA Cup win against Blackburn Rovers in February.

Emenike's hopeful season- long loan move to United Arab Emirates side, Al Ain was earlier terminated by the club due to his poor form.

VICTOR MOSES (West Ham United)

The winger started his loan spell at West Ham United on a good note as he was voted man of the match on his debut against Newcastle United.

In his second game against Manchester City, he scored the opening goal as the Hammers beat City 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium.

But like in his previous stint at Liverpool, he soon fizzled out due to injury and loss of form.


Though he won the Scottish title for the fourth time with Celtic, the centre- back  failed to make an impact at the club.

Well known for his horrendous mistakes, Ambrose even copped some flak from his own fans after some high- profile errors.  

He is no longer a regular at the club and the fans have repeatedly asked for his sale.


Once a regular with Italian side, SS Lazio, Ogenyi Onazi has struggled for regular playing time at the club this season.

Last season, he made big impact at the club scoring in the league that helped Lazio secure a Champions League ticket.


The combative midfielder has made 19 appearances for the Rome- based outfit in all competitions this term scoring a paltry two goals.