Nigerians Abroad: Ejuke Breaks 1-Year Drought, Ighalo, Osimhen, Lookman Shines

Chidera Ejuke ends one year goal drough.

Super Eagles players plying their trade in Europe were in top form for their respective clubs last weekend with Chidera Ejuke leading the line reports.

Chidera Ejuke who joined Belgian Pro League outfit Royale Antwerp last August after completing a season long loan deal at Hertha Berlin was on target for this time in over one year.

Chidera Ejuke ends one-year goal drought

The 25-year-old struck in the 81st minute Inna Belgian Jupiler Pro League fixture between Royale Antwerp and St Truiden on Friday. That goal helped the reigning Pro League champions earn a crucial away point as they charge towards defending their championship.

Odion Jude Ighalo with a hat-trick for Al-Wedah.
Odion Ighalo pose with his hat-trick ball.

In another story, former Super Eagles forward, Odion Ighalo scored thrice to help his Al-Wedah side defeat Al-Khaleej on Saturday evening. The goal on Saturday was the 34-year-old’s second hat-trick for Al-Wedah since joining them last August as a free agent.

Another interesting outing, saw Victor Osimhen and Ademola Lookman shine for their respective sides as Atalanta BC suffered a heartbreaking defeat against Napoli on Saturday.

Chidera Ejuke ends one year goal drough.
Chidera Ejuke in action for Royale Antwerp

Lookman scored the equalizer for Atlanta on Saturday after Kvicha had put Napoli ahead. It was going to be a draw for Atalanta, but Osimhen’s assist to Elmas ensured the reigning Italian Serie A champions emerged victorious.

Ademola Lookman

In another story, Nottingham Forest’s striker Taiwo Awoniyi has been ruled out of action for months due to a groin injury. According to Steve Cooper head coach of Forest, Awoniyi will be out for some weeks, but will return before the end of the season.

“We’ll definitely see him again this season, but it’s groin surgery so it will take a little while,” Cooper said.

“It’s bad news on Taiwo, he’s had to have surgery and he is going to be out for months,”

“We’ll support him and try to get him back as quick and as fit as he can be, but it’s a really unfortunate situation and a blow for him.

“He’s become an important player for us with the goals he’s scored. He’s such a good guy and a good professional who is desperate to do well, so to get an injury like this is harsh on him.

“We’ve got to support him through the process of coming back stronger,” Cooper said.

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