Nigerian players in Europe: Sunday Roundup – Moses Simon and Ola Aina puts in decent performances

Moses Simon, Ola Aina were decent for their teams on Sunday. Chukwueze and Iheanacho fail to impress.

Here’s how Nigerian players in Europe performed on Sunday:


Kelechi Nwakali was on the bench for Huesca as they drew against Valladolid.

Huesca 2 – 2 Valladolid

Samuel Chukwueze started for Villareal and was taken off in the 68th minute after a very average performance.

Rating – 6/10

Villareal 2 – 1 Valencia


Kelechi Iheanacho starts for Leicester City and puts in an average performance for the Foxes. He created a couple of chances but failed to really threaten the opposition goalkeeper.

Rating – 6/10

Leicester City 0 – 1 Aston Villa

Ola Aina played the whole match for Fulham as they drew away from home against Sheffield United.

The London-born full-back had a decent match completing 66 passes (2nd highest in the game) and made 4 interceptions.

Rating – 7/10

Two other players who are eligible for Nigeria were in action for Fulham. Ademola Lookman who was on the scoresheet and Centre-back, Tosin Adarabioyo

Sheffield United 1 – 1 Fulham


Kingsley Michael was on the bench for Bologna as they lost to Sassuolo in a 7-goal thriller.

Bologna 3 – 4 Sassuolo


Anthony Ujah was not named in the squad for Union Berlin

Taiwo Awoniyi starts on the bench for Union Berlin coming on in the 67th minute to replace Pohjanpalo. He wasn’t able to influence the outcome of the match.

Rating – 6/10

Schalke 1 – 1 Union Berlin

Toluwalase Arokodare was not named in the squad as Koln played out a draw with Eintracht Frankfurt. Nigerian-eligible, Kingsley Ehizibue played for 83 minutes.

Koln 1 – 1 Frankfurt

Noah Sarenren-Bazee was on the bench for Augsburg as they lost at home to Leipzig.

Augsburg 0 – 2 Leipzig


Moses Simon came on for Nantes in the 63rd minute and puts on a decent performance, creating a goal in the 79th minute.

Rating – 7/10

Nantes 3 – 1 Brest


Hamdi Akujobi was not listed in the matchday squad for Heerenveen

Ajax 5 – 1 Heerenveen

Hillary Gong was not listed in the match-day squad for Vitesse.

ADO Den Haag 0 – 2 Vitesse

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