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Too Good, Too Bad: The Best & Worst of Nigerians Abroad

19:19 GMT+4 14/11/2022
Kelechi Iheanacho James Maddison Leicester City.
GOAL looks back at how Super Eagles players performed in Europe last weekend.

Several Nigeria internationals were on duty for their respective clubs last weekend ahead of the break for the World Cup.

Paul Onuachu of Genk continued with his great performances after helping his team claim a 2-0 win against Anderlecht in the Belgian top tier. Victor Osimhen managed to get his ninth Serie A goal this season as Napoli defeated Udinese 3-2.

However, Alex Iwobi of Everton had a rough week on and off the pitch. Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester City was overlooked in the club's win at West Ham United.

  • Moses Simon of FC Nantes and Nigeria.

    Too Good: Moses Simon

    The winger managed to get on target for the fifth time this season as Nantes and Ajaccio drew 2-2 in a Ligue 1 match.

    Prior to last weekend's game, the Nigerian had not scored in his last three games and the goal was a confidence booster considering the fact that he is in the squad to play Portugal.

    Simon might get some minutes for Nigeria on Thursday in the international friendly in Lisbon.

  • Alex Iwobi Everton 2022-23

    Too Bad: Alex Iwobi

    The past weekend was not good for Iwobi on and off the pitch. His Everton team suffered a 3-0 loss away at Bournemouth in the Premier League.

    It was the second loss in a row for the Toffees against the same opponent, having lost 4-1 in the League Cup.

    Outside the pitch, fans were captured on camera throwing back Iwobi's jersey which was intended for his friend, as Frank Lampard later clarified.

  • Nigeria and Genk player Paul Onuachu.

    Too Good: Paul Onuachu

    Who can stop Onuachu this season? The forward has been referred to as Nigeria's Erling Haaland owing to his current form, much like the Norwegian for Manchester City.

    On Sunday, he was on target again as his team beat Anderlecht 2-0 in a Belgian top-tier match.

    It was his 13th goal in 14 league matches and the best way to sign out ahead of the World Cup.

  • Kelechi Iheanacho Leicester City.

    Too Bad: Kelechi Iheanacho

    The Super Eagle is struggling to get regular game time at Leicester City. Last weekend, the Foxes played West Ham United and registered a 2-0 win.

    Iheanacho, who was not considered for the forthcoming friendly match between Nigeria and Portugal, warmed the bench throughout.

    Wilfred Ndidi featured later on, after replacing Youri Tielemans, and helped the team keep a clean sheet.

  • Osimhen Napoli Udinese

    Too Good: Victor Osimhen

    For consecutive weekends, Osimhen has been featured owing to his consistency in front of goal.

    On Saturday, the forward was on the score sheet as Napoli claimed a 3-2 win over Udinese in the Italian Serie A.

    It was his ninth goal in 11 league matches as his team went to the World Cup break with 41 points, eight more than second-placed AC Milan.

  • Ademola Lookman

    Too Bad: Ademola Lookman

    Atalanta attacker Lookman was on target but his strike could not help the team from falling 3-2 against Inter Milan at Gewiss Stadium.

    The winger scored from the spot in the 25th minute to get his seventh goal of the season and in the process set a personal record.

    The most Lookman had scored in a season was six goals while with Premier League side Leicester City.