Nigerian football players have made their mark on the global stage, featuring in several matches across different leagues. Frank Onyeka played a crucial role for Brentford in their remarkable upset against Premier League champions Manchester City, while Taiwo Awoniyi continued his scintillating form for Nottingham Forest, scoring his tenth league goal of the season. Alex Iwobi contributed to Everton’s triumph over Bournemouth, which ensured their escape from relegation. Unfortunately, Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi could not avoid relegation with Leicester City.
Tolu Arokodare made a significant impact for KRC Genk in Belgium, assisting the opening goal in their thrilling victory over Club Brugge. Muhamed Tijani showcased his goal-scoring prowess in the Czech Republic, finding the back of the net for the 11th time this season for FC Banik Ostrava. Oluwadamilare Olatunji emerged as the hero for Samtredia in Georgia, delivering the decisive goal in their narrow victory over Gagra.
Meanwhile, Victor Osimhen made a significant stride towards claiming the top scorer title in Serie A, as he netted a brace in Napoli’s exciting draw with Bologna. His impressive tally of 25 league goals places him four goals ahead of his closest rival, Lautaro Martinez. If Osimhen maintains this lead in the final game of the season, he will become the first African player to secure the prestigious Serie A top goalscorer award.
In Latvia, Abiodun Ogunniyi delivered a scintillating performance, scoring two sensational goals to lead Auda to a convincing victory over Metta in the Virsliga. In Moldova, Iyayi Atiemwen and Rasheed Akanbi celebrated as FC Sheriff secured the Moldovan Cup championship, triumphing over FC Balti in a captivating penalty shootout. In Spain, Cedric Omoigui displayed his talent for Racing Santander, contributing a goal and an assist in their final Segunda División match, a well-deserved victory over FC Cartagena.
Overall, Nigerian players have once again shown that they are a force to be reckoned with in the world of football, and their performances on the global stage have been nothing short of impressive.