–Ofere, Henty also on target; Mikel makes first EPL start in 2015; Omeruo, Ideye benched


Osaze Odemwingie (Stoke City): Stoke forward Osaze Odemwingie played for six minutes for Stoke City who bounced back from a 2-0 loss away to Swansea last week to beat Tottenham
Hotspurs 3-0 at the Britannia stadium on Saturday. The Nigerian international came on forJonathan Walters in his third consecutive appearance as a substitute.

Kenneth Omeruo (Middlesbrough): Super Eagles defender, Kenneth Omeruo watched from the substitutes’ bench as Middlesbrough beat Brentford 2-1 in the first leg of the Championship play-off semi-finals at Griffin Park. He has made 17 appearances for Middlesbrough this term.

Victor Anichebe, Brown Ideye (West Brom); Sammy Ameobi (Newcastle United): Nigerian international, Victor Anichebe maintained his scoring form against Newcastle United when he scored his third goal of the season for West Brom who played out a 1-1 draw against the Magpies. He was replaced by Callum McManaman in what was his 20th game of the EPL season.

In Anichebe has scored five goals against Newcastle. His compatriot, Brown Ideye was an unused substitute. Meanwhile, Nigerian born winger Sammy Ameobi replaced Ayoze Perez in the 84th minute as Newcastle United ended their eight game losing streak.

Sone Aluko (Hull City): Sone Aluko was on for 66 minutes as Hull City slumped to a 1-0 defeat at home to the relegated Burnley at the Kingston Communications Stadium.


Edward Ofere (Inverness CT): Nigerian striker, Edward Ofere was Inverness CT’s match winner as he scored the only goal in his side’s 1-0 win against Dundee FC. It was his fourth SPL
goal since joining the club on a free.

Efe Ambrose (Celtic): Super Eagles defender, Efe Ambrose played the last eight minutes of Celtic’s 1-0 win against Aberdeen on Sunday. Recall that Celtic retained the title for a fourth consecutive season with the Nigerian international replacing Stuart Armstrong in what was his 28th SPL games.


Nnamdi Oduamadi (Latina): Nigerian winger, Nnamdi Oduamadi came off the substitutes’ bench to score his second goal of the season for Latina who defeated Bari 2-0. It was his 14th appearance for the club since joining in January. He last scored in Latina’s 2-1 loss at home to Spezia in March. Latina are currently 14th on the Serie B log with 46 points from 39 games. They play Virtus Entella next Saturday with three games left.

Ogenyi Onazi (Lazio); Joel Obi (Inter Milan): Super Eagles midfielder Joel Obi was not listed as Inter Milan forced out a 1-1 draw away to Ogenyi Onazi’s Lazio at the Olimpico stadium. He has played 12 times for the Nerazzurri, scoring once while Onazi who was benched for the entire duration of the ill tempered game has made 15 Serie A appearances so far this term.


Anthony Ujah (Cologne): Fringe Super Eagles forward, Anthony Ujah was hurled off after 59 minutes in Cologne’s 2-0 home win over Schalke 04. Dusan Svento replaced the striker who recently signed a four-year-deal with Werder Bremen. He has scored 10 Bundesliga goals this season.


Kalu Uche (Levante): Erstwhile Super Eagles midfielder Kalu Uche netted his fifth goal of the La Liga season for Levante who drew 2-2 at home to Atletico Madrid. The former Almeria star bundled home Lopez’s cross in the 63rd minute to hand his side a 2-1 lead after Guilherme Siqueira had restored parity for the out-going La Liga champions.

Isaac Success (Granada): Flying Eagles striker Isaac Success was only left out of the 18- man squad that faced Cordoba on Saturday. The 19-year-old has appeared 15 times for Granada B in the Segunda B division, scoring 6 goals.


Vincent Enyeama (Lille): Super Eagles skipper, Vincent Enyeama was on for all 90 minutes for his French club Lille as they were edged 3-2 by Toulouse FC at the Stadium Municipal.
Enyeama has now conceded 37 goals in 36 appearances in the Ligue 1. He has however kept 14 clean sheets.


Wilfred Ndidi (Genk): Nigerian defender, Wilfred Ndidi was on for 90 minutes as Genk defeated Zulte-Waregem 3-2. The game was his sixth of the season.
Moses Simon (Gent): Nigeria youngster Moses Simon saw 90 minutes of action in Gent’s 1-1 home draw against Charleroi. The game was his 14th this current season, netting seven goals.


Nwankwo Obiora (Academica): Nigerian midfielder, Nwankwo Obiora was on from start but made way for Iago Santos on 84th minutes as Acdemica were held to a 1-1 by visiting Belenenses.
Obiora has appeared 26 times for his team this season.


Juwon Oshaniwa, Yero Bello (Ashdod);Chimezie Mbah, Michael Tukura (Hapoel Petah Tikva): Super Eagles defender Juwon Oshaniwa was on the bench for 90 minutes as Ashdod lost 4-2 at home to Hapoel Petah Tikva. His Nigerian teammate Yero Bello played for 90 minutes.

Meanwhile, Michael Tukura opened his goal account for Hapoel in the encounter. It was Tukura’s 28th appearance this season.

Harmony Ikande, Francis Benjamin, Abonime Izogbu (Hapoel Tel Aviv): Nigerian player Abonime Izogbu was on for 90 minutes but couldn’t prevent his side from going down 2-0 to Bnei Sakhnin. He has appeared five times, scoring once. His Nigerian teammates, Harmony Ikande and Francis Benjamin were not listed.


Rabiu Ibrahim, Kingsley Madu, Emmanuel Edmond (Trencin): Former junior international Rabiu Ibrahim was on from the start before he was replaced by Peter Klescikon in the 79th minute in Trencin’s 4-0 win over Senica. He has four goals in 14 appearances. His Nigerian teammate Kingsley Madu played for 90 minutes while Emmanuel Edmond was not listed.


Adeola Runsewe (Silkeborg): Nigerian attacker, Adeola Runsewe saw action for 90 minutes as his side crashed 5-2 to Esbjerg. Runsewe has played 20 games, scoring one goal.


Ezekiel Henty (Olimpija); Stephen Makinwa, Bede Osuji, Blessing Eleke, Marshal Johnson (Nova Gorica): Nigerian attacker, Ezekiel Henty scored on 20th minute as Olimpija beat Gorica 2-1 away. The goal was Henty’s fourth in 12 games.

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