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Nigerian Stars Fire Tanzania Warning, Paint Europe Red


Nigerian stars were in superb scoring form over the weekend as they helped their respective outfits garner vital points in top flight games across Europe.

Naij.com has put together a list of players who were in good forms for their team, see below:

ENGAND

Odion Ighalo (Watford)

Jude Odion Ighalo has fired warning to Tanzania ahead of Super Eagles AFCON 2017 qualifier clash against their counterpart.

Ighalo who was only on the pitch for 16 minute for his Premier League newcomers, Watford FC scored his first of the season for his team in the EPL as the Hornets held Everton to a 2-2 draw at Goodison Park.

Odion Ighalo. Photo Credit: Sky Sports

Odion Ighalo

The Nigerian international came on for Manuel Jurado in the 74th minute and it took him just11 minutes to restore Watford’s lead after Ross Barkley 25 yard stunner cancelled out Miguel  Layún opener in the 14th minute.

Ighalo, who scored 20 goals for Watford last season, scored a brilliant goal, dribbling past two defenders before bending a delightful finish past the Everton keeper.

Chuba Akpom (Hull City)

Nigerian born and on-loan Arsenal player Chuba Akpom scored on his debut for Hull City who defeated Huddersfield Town 2-0 on Saturday, August 8.

Chuba Akpom

Chuba Akpom

Akpom played for 83 minutes before being replaced by Greg Luer.

GERMANY

Anthony Ujah (Werder Bremen)

In Germany, Anthony Ujah continued his fine form for his new club, Werder Bremen, as he netted in his side 2-0 win over Würzburger Kickers on Saturday, August 8.

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Anthony Ujah

The win was however not enough to see Bremen progress to the second round of the DFB Pokal (German Cup).

 

ITALY

Ogenyi Onazi (Lazio)

Nigerian midfielder Ogenyi Onazi was on from start to finish but could not help his Lazio team as they went down to Juventus in the Italian Super Cup in Shanghai.

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Ogenyi Onazi