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

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Kelechi Iheanacho Leicester City.
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GOAL looks back at some of the exploits by Nigerians for their clubs in Europe at the weekend

Several celebrated Nigerians were in action last weekend for their respective teams as European club football continued unabated following the World Cup break.

Kelechi Iheanacho marked his return to the first team with a winning goal as Leicester City saw off Gillingham in the third round of the FA Cup.

Barcelona's Asisat Oshoala had another fine display in front of the goal after playing a crucial role in her club's huge win over Sevilla.

However, it was not a good outing for Alex Iwobi who will be on the sidelines for quite some time owing to an injury he picked against Manchester United.

  1. Too Good - Victor Osimhen

    Too Good - Victor Osimhen

    The Nigeria international scored his first Serie A goal this year as Napoli bounced back from defeat at Inter Milan to claim maximum points in a 2-0 win against Sampdoria.

    The Super Eagle scored in the 19th minute after guiding home a Mario Rui cross to take his tally this season to 10. Eljif Elmas scored the second for his team to ensure the 10-man hosts got nothing from the match.

    Osimhen's goal was the 10th of the current campaign and saw him equal an African record set by George Weah, for scoring 10 or more goals in three different Serie A seasons.

  2. Too Bad - Alex Iwobi

    Too Bad - Alex Iwobi

    Alex Iwobi will miss action for the next three weeks after injuring his ligament during the 3-1 FA Cup defeat against Manchester United.

    The 26-year-old Nigeria international was withdrawn early in the second half during the third-round fixture at Old Trafford after falling awkwardly following a challenge from defender Tyrell Malacia.

    It will be a blow for the Toffees who are currently placed in the relegation zone.

  3. Too Good - Asisat Oshoala

    Too Good - Asisat Oshoala

    Asisat Oshoala was in impressive form as she claimed a goal and provided an assist in Barcelona's 4-0 win against Sevilla on Saturday in Primera Division Femenina.

    The Super Falcons attacker needed just 11 minutes to make an impact when she converted a Claudia Pina assist. The two combined 22 minutes later for the second goal with the former creating for the latter. Substitute Salma Paralluelo then scored a brace.

    The Nigerian has scored four goals and provided an assist in the last three matches she has been involved in.

  4. Too Bad: Emmanuel Dennis

    Versatile attacker Dennis played the entire game but could not help Nottingham Forest from falling 4-1 against Blackpool in the FA Cup.

    Taiwo Awoniyi - who is the club's top scorer, was not included in the game that on paper looked to favour the Premier League outfit.

    Despite getting several good chances, Dennis could not help the relegation-threatened Forest from crashing out of the annual competition.

  5. Too Good: Kelechi Iheanacho
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    Too Good: Kelechi Iheanacho

    Prior to Saturday's FA Cup assignment against Gillingham, Iheanacho had struggled for a start in Brendan Rodger's Leicester City side.

    He, however, justified his inclusion with the lone goal of the match as the Foxes made it to the fourth round of the competition.

    The goal was a message to Leicester's technical bench who have struggled to get a reliable marksman in the Premier League.