Ajibade, Akpom, and Chukwueze excellent in club wins

Ajibade, Akpom, and Chukwueze excellent in club wins

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ENGLAND

Paul Onuachu was an unused substitute and Joe Aribo was not in the matchday squad, while both Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi featured as Southampton boosted their Premier League survival hopes with a narrow [1-0] win over Leicester City at the St Mary's stadium.

In the EFL Championship, Chuba Akpom bagged a brace as Middlesbrough thrashed Reading [5-0] rout at the Riverside Stadium. The Super Eagles-eligible forward has scored 21 goals this season, becoming the first Middlesbrough player to score 20-plus league goals for the club since 1990.

SPAIN

In the Primera Division Femenina, Rasheedat Ajibade was the hero for Atletico Madrid as she netted both goals in the club's [1-2] win away at Real Sociedad.

Osinachi Ohale assisted Deportivo Alaves' opening goal, but Madrid CFF roared back in the second half to power to a [5-1] victory at the Estadio Fernando Torres in Fuenlabrada.

In the Spanish La Liga, Samuel Chukwueze continued his brilliant season as he provided two assists and guided Villarreal to a [0-2} road win over UD Almeria, at the Power Horse Stadium.

The Super Eagles winger has now registered ten goals and ten assists - the first time in his career that he will hit double digits for both goals and assists in a single season.

FRANCE

Super Eagles forward, Moses Simon came off the bench for the final 20 minutes of FC Nantes' [4-2] French Ligue 1 defeat against Champions, PSG. 

ITALY

After netting seven goals in January alone, Ademola Lookman is now without a goal in his last six matches as he again fired a blank in Atalanta's goalless draw against Isaac Success's Udinese.

TURKEY

Jesse Sekidika netted his first goal for Ümraniyespor since joining the club in January, and it proved momentous as it led the bottom-of-the-league club to a stunning [1-2] win against the defending champions, Trabzonspor.

In his first game since getting injured in September, Leke James came off the bench to score two goals as his Sivasspor fell to a 4-3 defeat against Fatih Karagümrük.

Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa also featured from the bench for Sivasspor against his former employers.

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