Super Eagles Watch: Brown Ideye scores as Eagles stars get set to shock Algeria

Victor Anichebe
By
Samuel Omaenikun
Nigerians
all across Europe have continued to stand to be counted, even as mixed fortunes
trailed some players ahead of the Super Eagles’ all important clash against Algeria.
Here’s
the roundup of Nigeria’s players abroad…..
England
Leicester
City were beaten 2 -1 by West Bromwich Albion and Ahmed Musa started game but failed to continue his impressive goal
scoring form. He was pulled out in the 67 minute.
Odion Ighalo continued his
goal drought as Watford was thrashed 6 one by Liverpool with Ighalo was making
his tenth start of the campaign.
The
game also saw the 27-year-old Nigerian international extend his goal drought to
six games in the EPL
Kelechi Iheanacho was on in the
90th minute for his 9th appearance this season in the EPL, but
immediately he came on City conceded the equaliser and 1-1 against
Middlesbrough.
Nigeria
youngster Alex Iwobi made his 9th
start of the season for Arsenal as their encounter against Tottenham ended 1-1.
Nigerian
striker Victor Anichebe scored his
first goal of the season in his third appearance for Sunderland who recorded a
2-1 win over Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday.
Anichebe,
making his third appearance in the English Premier League for Sunderland, was
instrumental in the Black Cats securing their first win of the season, bagging
his first goal after 18 months and winning the penalty for Jermaine Defoe to
seal the win from the penalty spot.
Victor Moses kept his place in
Chelsea’s starting line-up and was impressive in the Blues maintaining their
22-year record of not losing to Everton at home with a 5-0 thumping of the
Toffees.
Moses
was denied by the upright in the first half and in stoppage time by Marten
Stekelenburg who needed a second attempt to save the Nigerian’s low drive.
Sone Aluko opened scoring
for Fulham as they recorded their sixth win in the 2-0 victory over eleventh
placed Brentford at the Griffin Park on Friday evening.
Osaze Odemwingie came off the substitute’s
bench at half-time in Rotherham United’s 3-1 loss at home to Preston North End.
It was his second substitute appearance for the club.
GERMANY
Leon Balogun was on from start
to finish but could do nothing as his team crumbed to newly promoted side
RasenBallsport Leipzig 3 – 1 Mainz 05.
FRANCE
Vincent Enyeama and Lille’s
terrible run continue as they were beaten narrowly, 1-0 by Angers away from
home.
GREECE
Brown Ideye
Brown Ideye was in good form
a scored his team Olympiacos 3rd goal as they thrashed the away side
Panathinaikos three nil to increase their lead on top of the table to seven
points.
BELGIUM
Onyinye Ndidi was on full
display as his team got a hard fought draw away from home, Ndidi was yellow
carded in the ninth minute. Full time Club Brugge 1 – 1 Genk
Moses Simon was on from start
but was substituted in the 84th minute as his side got a comfortable home
victory, Gent 2 – 0 Waasland-Beveren.
Finland
Gbolahan Salami and Azubuike Egwuekwe were on from start to
finished, but Gbolahan Salami was the hero when he got the winner in the 13
minute the game ended KuPS 1 – 0 PS Kemi.
TURKEY
Kenneth Omeruo scored an own
goal in Alanyaspor‘s 4-3 win over visiting Gaziantepspor on Saturday.
Omeruo
turned the ball into his own net in the 12th minute to level scores at 1-1 for
the visitors. Alanyaspor are 12th in the league table with 11 points from 10
games.
Michael Babatunde
Michael Babatunde netted thrice in
Qatar SC 8-1 win over Al Arabi in their Qatar Stars league fixture on Friday
night.
The
23-year old who joined the Kings from Raja Casablanca in May opened scoring for
Aurel Țicleanu men’s in the 16th minute, before increasing the lead in the 24th
minute.
Babatunde
completed his treble in the 32nd minute tobring his goal tally to seven goals
in six games for the Suhaim Bin Hamad Stadium outfit.

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