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Nigerians to watch this weekend

11:23 AM EST 3/11/22
Emmanuel Dennis of Nigeria and Watford.
GOAL previews the nation’s stars expected to feature for their respective clubs around the world this weekend

  • Napoli and Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen.

    Preview of Nigerians in Europe

    Watford’s Nigerian contingent are winless in the last four Premier League games and need a result at Southampton on Sunday.

    In Serie A, Victor Osimhen will look to get back among the goals when Napoli travel to Hellas Verona looking to keep pace with both Milan clubs atop the standings.

  • Wilfred Ndidi

    Ndidi, Iheanacho & Lookman

    The Nigerian trio travel to Arsenal seeking a third successive league win for the first time this season.

    While Wilfred Ndidi is expected to start at the Emirates Stadium, the pair of Kelechi Iheanacho and Ademola Lookman face anxious waits before Brendan Rodgers’ XI is released on Sunday.

    Both forwards had strong impacts in last week’s win over Leeds United, possibly increasing their prospects of a start in North London.

  • Emmanuel Dennis of Watford and Nigeria.

    Dennis, Etebo & Kalu

    While William Troost-Ekong may miss out at Southampton on Sunday, Emmanuel Dennis, Peter Etebo and Samuel Kalu are likely to feature in varying capacities.

    The forward has netted one goal in 10 league appearances, a situation that concerns Watford supporters who are dreading the drop after each passing week.

    Etebo and Kalu may not start on the South Coast but could get game time off the bench as the Hornets chase a first win in five.

  • Moses Simon Nantes 2021-22

    Moses Simon

    Simon did not score or assist in Nantes’ 2-0 win over Montpellier last week but the wide attacker is expected to feature from the off as the European-chasing Canaries travel to struggling Troyes.

    A positive result could take Antoine Kombouare’s side into the top six granted they win and results elsewhere go their way.

    The Nigeria international is up to 10 goal involvements this term and could make it 11 with his next direct contribution.

  • Osimhen Tameze Napoli Verona Serie A

    Victor Osimhen

    Napoli’s 1-0 defeat by AC Milan on Sunday saw them fall three points back of the Rossoneri and one behind defending Serie A champions Inter Milan.

    Osimhen may have failed to score in yet another big game for the Partenopei but he packs a punch and carries a threat that Hellas Verona will be aware of.

    The Azzurri, though, are without a win in the last three games against Verona, and the side from Naples go into this weekend's game hoping to avoid that winless run against the Mastiffs extending to four games.

  • Umaru Sadiq of Nigeria and Almeria.

    Sadiq Umar

    After a run of four games with at least one goal contribution, Sadiq fired blanks in Almeria’s 2-0 defeat by Real Zaragoza.

    While he won a penalty in that game, his side’s failure to capitalise early doors meant they had it all to do following Zaragoza’s strike in the 13th minute.

    Almeria play host to Lugo this weekend looking to return to winning ways and Rubi will hope Sadiq is back to his best to keep hold to second spot in La Liga 2.