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Nigerians to watch this weekend

8:02 AM EDT 3/18/22
Victor Osimhen celebrate Verona Napoli Serie A 202122
GOAL preview the nation’s stars expected to feature for their respective clubs around the world this weekend

  • Everton and Nigeria player Alex Iwobi.

    Preview of Nigerians in Europe

    Victor Osimhen got back on the scoring trail last weekend and the Napoli frontman will strive to continue his fine form against Udinese in Naples.

    In the FA Cup, a buzzing Alex Iwobi ought to feature as Everton travel to Crystal Palace with a Wembley berth at stake.

  • Kelechi Iheanacho - Leicester City

    Leicester vs Brentford

    Ademola Lookman and Kelechi Iheanacho face off with Frank Onyeka looking to get the better of their national team colleague whose Brentford side have won two games on the trot.

    With Wilfred Ndidi replaced on the hour of Leicester City’s Europa Conference League success over Stade Rennes on Thursday, Brendan Rodgers may have to make do without the combative midfielder against the Bees.

    The Foxes are unbeaten in their last three at the King Power Stadium, albeit playing out draws in two of those games, but they could make that four without defeat on their turf this weekend.

  • Alex Iwobi - Everton

    Crystal Palace vs Everton

    Michael Olise and Eberechi Eze’s Palace play host to Alex Iwobi’s Toffees looking to claim a semi-final berth in this year’s FA Cup.

    Eze has not played for Patrick Vieira’s men since a Premier League cameo against Chelsea on February 19 and the attacking midfielder will hope for significant minutes against Everton.

    Iwobi will undoubtedly be in high spirits after his 99th-minute winner against Newcastle United on Thursday, and there is a sense Frank Lampard will retain the Super Eagle in the side on Sunday.

  • Napoli and Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen.

    Victor Osimhen

    A pair of goals last time out helped Napoli claim a 2-1 win at Cagliari last weekend and the centre-forward seeks to score his 10th Serie A strike of the campaign against Udinese.

    This would see the Partenopei marksman match last year’s league tally with nine games to play, if he avoids injury.

    Luciano Spalletti’s side are winless in their last two at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, so they are unlikely to underrate the Udine outfit on Saturday.

  • Taiwo Awoniyi Union Berlin

    Taiwo Awoniyi

    A first-half penalty last weekend saw Awoniyi take his Bundesliga tally this season to 11 goals, a season-high in the Nigerian’s career in Europe’s top five leagues

    The Union Berlin frontman faces a daunting task against Bayern Munich this weekend, even though the Bavarians have had a few indifferent results in recent weeks, especially at the Allianz Arena where they have won just two of their last four.

    Be that as it may, Union are underdogs heading into Saturday’s meeting and the record-chasing Awoniyi, who could become the club’s record scorer in the German top flight, will hope to make history against the league’s greatest side.

  • Moses Simon Nantes 2021-22

    Moses Simon

    Simon featured last out for Nantes at Troyes, but the wide attacker could not prevent his side from a defeat at the relegation-threatened side.

    The winger ought to keep his place in the team when the Canaries host outgoing Ligue 1 champions Lille on Saturday night.

    With Nantes picking up 13 points from the last available 15 at the Stade de la Beaujoire, Simon and his colleagues will back themselves to return to winning ways.