Nigerian players in Europe: Saturday Roundup – Zaidu Sanusi shines again for Porto

Zaidu Sanusi keeps showing why he should be Super Eagles’ first-choice left-back with another impressive performance for Porto.

Here is how Nigerian players in Europe fared on Saturday:


Alex Iwobi played again at right wing-back and put in a good performance. It only makes sense to continue using him in that position.

His team has however fallen to mid-table and their early season form has become a thing of distant memory.

Rating – 7/10

Burnley 1 – 1 Everton


Tyronne Ebuehi was average for his team but would be happy they got an away win against the league leaders.

He was taken off in the 80th minute before his team went on to score the winning goal.

Rating – 6/10

Ajax 1 – 2 Twente


Zaidu Sanusi had a great performance for Porto yesterday as his team triumphed in a 7-goal thriller at home to Tondela.

FC Porto’s Nigerian defender Zaidu Sanusi (R) vies with Tondela’s Brazilian defender Bebeto during the Portuguese League football match between Porto and Tondela at the Dragao stadium in Porto on December 5, 2020. (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA / AFP) (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP via Getty Images)

Sanusi scored the first goal in the game following a fast break from the home side.

The Nigerian left-back finished the match with 4 Interceptions, 2 completed takeons, 2 crosses completed and was clearly among the best performers on the day.

Rating – 8/10

Porto 4 – 3 Tondela


Emmanuel Dennis started for Club Brugge as they struggled to break down bottom-table team, Sint-Truiden. He was taken off in the 54th minute for another Nigerian, Okereke

Rating – 6/10

David Okereke replaced Emmanuel in the 54th minute and went ahead to grab the only goal of the game.

It was Okereke’s second goal in the league this season and he’ll be hoping more follows suit

Rating – 7/10

Club Brugge 1 – 0 Sint-Truiden


Oghenekaro Etebo came off the bench in the 80th minute as Galatasaray won at home to maintain their challenge for the title.

Rating – 6/10

Galatasaray 3 – 0 Hatay

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