Many cup and league games went down last week on Tuesday and Wednesday ahead of the world cup, and everyone was eager to see the performance of Nigerian players in their respective clubs. Here are three key takeaways from the performances displayed by Nigerian stars on both nights.
Osimhen Misses Goal Target
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Osimhen was brought down during the 69th minute, and that yielded a penalty shot converted by Hirving Lozano. However, Osimhen couldn’t find the net, which would have helped him reach Arkadiusz Milik’s record of the most Serie A goals in consecutive matches.
Osimhen’s goal over Ademola Lookman’s Atlanta during the previous week helped him eclipse Simy Nwankwo’s record in the Italian topflight. Nwankwo is Nigeria’s most prolific striker in history and has scored 31 Serie A goals for the teams he represented.
Ovie Ejaria’s Nigeria Audition?
Many football spectators have always speculated that Ovie Ejaria will play for the Super Eagles as the chances of donning white and red for England’s Three Lions are limited. According to some media reports, Ejaria was among the most eligible players for the Super Eagles and was approached by the Nigerian Football Federation to know if he was willing to do it.
Ejaria’s response was reportedly positive, but he wasn’t sure if he’d be in the squad for their international friendly match against Portugal on 17th November. The Reading FC forward played 80 minutes during last Tuesday’s 3-0 defeat against Watford, and given the Nigerian interest during the game, coach Jose Peseiro may have cast his eye on him.
William Troost-Ekong’s form is back
The Super Eagles assistant captain William Troost-Ekong has played well for Warford over the last few seasons and was instrumental in their clean sheet 3-0 win over Reading. There was a time when Ekong’s form significantly dipped, and that saw him lose his place in the starting lineup. However, his output and consistency in the last few games have been impressive, especially during their thumping 4-0 clean-sheet win over Luton Town a few weeks ago.