By
Sammy Omaenikun

You’re
welcome to Super Eagles Watch the first edition for the year, yes
it’s coming late I apologise for that….

Now
it’s time to delve into the performance of Nigerian players around
Europe as Victor Moses and Chelsea look unstoppable and Kelechi
Iheanacho can’t find his way out of the wilderness.

And
before I forget HAPPY NEW YEAR

ENGLAND

Victor
Moses
was on display as Chelsea saw off an out of colour Arsenal
side, Moses was taken off in the 88th minute.

Meanwhile
in the same game midfielder Alex Iwobi was on for 90 minutes
for the Gunners. The game ended Chelsea 3 Arsenal 1.

Isaac
Success
was brought on for Watford in the 81st minute
as he replaced Mbaye Niang with his team already in the lead.

The
game finished Watford 2 Burnley 1.

Ademola
Lookman
was handed his first English Premier League start for
Everton who edged AFC Bournemouth 6-3 at Goodision Park.

It
was unfortunate as both Nigerian players Ahmed Musa and
Wilfred Ndidi started for Leicester City but both were unable
to stop them from losing 3 nil to Manchester United.

Musa
was taken off at the half way mark while Ndidi played the entire
game.

CHAMPIONSHIP

Sone
Aluko
played for 78 minutes in Fulham’s 1-0 defeat to
Birmingham City and was replaced by Gohi Bi Cyriac.

Aluko
has played 28 games, scoring four goals.

Carl
Ikeme
returned to Wolverhampton Wanderers’ goal but conceded
twice as the Wolves lost 2-1 to Burton Albion.

It
was his 23rd appearance for the 18th placed team in the Championship
division in England.

His
compatriot, Bright Enobakhare was introduced in the 65th
minute for George Saville.

Enobakhare
has featured in nine games for Wolves this season.

ITALY

Joel
Obi
was a 69th minute substitute for Torino as they
played out a one all draw with Empoli.

Obi
picked up a yellow card in the 86minute for his troubles.

BELGIUM

Henry
Onyekuru
played all 90 minutes and fired blanks for Eupen who
lost 2-1 at home to Waasland-Beveren on Saturday.

Christian
Osaguoana
made his second appearance for KV Mechelen who lost 2-0
to Oostende.

Joseph
Akpala
was in action for Michelle for ten minutes.

Osaguoana
came on for Yohan Croizet in the 72nd minute, while Akpala came on
for Nany Dimata for his sixth appearance.

TURKEY

Godfrey
Oboabona
made his third Turkish Cup appearance for Rizespor who
defeated Sanliurfaspor 2-1.

Bright
Edomwonyi
was an unused substitute while new signing, Nosa
Igiebor
was not listed.

BELGIUM
Moses
Simon
played for 83 minutes as Gent held out for a one all draw
with Zulte-Waregem away from home.

Fellow
Nigerian William Troost-Ekong was an unused substitute for
Gent.

Henry
Chukwuemeka Onyekuru
and Anthony Bassey were on from start
to finish but could do nothing to prevent their team AS Ripen from
losing two nil to Waasland-Beveren.

GREECE

Brown
Ideye
and Olympiacos continued their fine form in the Greek Super
league as they thrashed Iraklis 3 nil to send them 13 points clear on
top of the log.

Ideye
featured for 90 minutes but failed to get his name on the score
sheet.

That’s
all folks till next weekend stay sporty.

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