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Five Nigerian performances we absolutely loved this weekend

3:44 PM IST 22/11/21
David Okereke - Venezia
GOAL reviews the nation’s top performers this weekend, highlighting what made their displays special

  • Emmanuel Dennis - Watford

    Review of Nigerians abroad

    It was another weekend of impressive performances from Nigeria players with Emmanuel Dennis stunning Manchester United to David Okereke grabbing a historic win for Venezia in Bologna.

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    David Akintola

    The 25-year-old ended his goal drought in the Turkish Super Lig on Sunday with the effort that sealed Adana Demirspor's 3-1 win over Altay.

    The last time Akintola scored a goal was in August against Kayserispor and he has grabbed two goals in five games so far in this campaign.

  • Watford and Nigeria striker Emmanuel Dennis.

    Emmanuel Dennis

    Dennis delivered a man-of-the-match performance for Watford in their 4-1 thrashing of Manchester United in Saturday's Premier League match.

    The Nigeria striker produced two moments of brilliance within three minutes of stoppage time, by providing an assist for Joao Pedro's goal before he powered in a right-footed shot past goalkeeper David De Gea in the 95th minute.

  • Taiwo Awoniyi - Union Berlin

    Taiwo Awoniyi

    Another weekend and it was another chance for Awoniyi to score a goal again.

    The Union Berlin striker set a new personal scoring record in a league season after opening the scoring in Saturday's Berlin derby that ended in a 2-0 win over Hertha Berlin.

    Awoniyi scored his eighth Bundesliga goal of the season at the Stadion An der Alten Forsterei which is now his best tally in a league campaign after 12 matches.

  • Okereke Bologna Venezia

    David Okereke

    Sunday Okereke scored the only goal that gave Venezia a 1-0 win over Bologna in a Serie A encounter on Sunday.

    The goal also helped the Winged Lions end their long-awaited win over Bologna since 1947.

    The former Nigeria youth star, who is on loan from Club Brugge, has now scored four goals in 12 league games in this campaign.

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    Peter Olayinka

    The 26-year-old started the party for Slavia Prague who romped to a 5-0 victory over Jablonec on Sunday.

    Olayinka scored the first goal for the hosts in the 15th minute, to take his tally to four goals after eight league appearances this season.