Iheanacho inspires rare Leicester EPL win; Olayinka, Nnadozie excellent in victory

Iheanacho inspires rare Leicester EPL win; Olayinka, Nnadozie excellent in victory

  • EaglesTracker followed 107 matches which could potentially feature Nigerian players, from 58 different leagues around the world
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England

Super Eagles striker, Kelechi Iheanacho contributed three goals, scoring once and providing two assists to help Leicester City secure their first league win of 2023 with a come-from-behind 4-2 victory away at Aston Villa.

At the GTech Community Stadium, Joe Aribo did not make it off the bench while Paul Onuachu made his club debut in the second half as Southampton fell to a crushing 3-0 defeat to Brentford.

Alex Iwobi put in a solid performance, creating 3 goalscoring chances as Everton picked up a crucial 1-0 vcitory over league-leading Arsenal.

In the Championship, Chuba Akpom scored twice to guide Middlesbrough to a fine 3-0 win at home to Blackpool. Paddy McNair got the other goal for Boro.

Spain

Former Rivers Angels forward, Gift Monday laid on the assist for Jassina Blom's winning goal as Granadilla Tenerife edged to a slender 1-0 win away to Athletic Club.

However, Samuel Chukwueze did not have it anywhere that good as Villarreal lost 3-1 at struggling Eibar despite the Nigerian winger playing for 90 minutes before he was replaced by Diego Collado.

Italy

Sassuolo inflicted Atalanta's first league defeat of the year 2023 after carving out a narrow 1-0 win at the MAPEI Stadium - Città del Tricolore.

Nigerian winger, Ademola Lookman was on for the opening half but two red cards to Joakim Mæhle and Luis Fernando Muriel made life a lot more difficult for Gian Piero Gasperini's men.

France

Super Falcons goalkeeper, Chiamaka Nnadozie pulled off a few decent saves to help Paris FC keep a clean sheet in beating Dijon 2-0 in the Feminine Division 1.

Belgium

Super Falcons striker, Roosa Ariyo scored the only goal of the game to help Club YLA earn a narrow victory.

Czech Republic

In the Czech Fortuna Liga, Peter Olayinka netted a 96th-minute goal to power Slavia Prague to a 2-0 victory at Pardubice. The Super Eagles winger is into his last few days at Slavia before he joins Partizan in the summer.

Portugal

New Super Eagles defender, Bruno Onyemaechi endured a few good and bad moments as his Boavista were forced to a 2-2 draw away to Santa Clara.

In the 1a Divisão Women, Christy Ucheibe came off the bench to add an assist as Benfica handed a 9-0 thrashing to Albergaria for their 13th consecutive league win of the season.

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