Super Eagles Watch: Anichebe hits the double as Musa goes back to the bench

Victor Anichebe
By Samuel Omaenikun

Yes the international break is over and the different Super Eagles players are back to their club sides.

In a difficult weekend that saw must of our players struggle to play, Victor Moses and Victor Anichebe were among the shining lights.


Forward Kelechi Iheanacho was an unused substitute as a Yaya Toure inspired Manchester City beat Crystal Palace 2-1.

Nigeria winger Alex Iwobi was left on the bench for the entire 90 minutes as Manchester United and Arsenal played out a 1-1 draw in their English Premier League fixture at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Victor Anichebe bagged a brace for Sunderland who secured their second Premier League win of the season following their 3-0 home win against Hull City.

It was Anichebe' s third league goal in two games after scoring in Sunderland's 2-1 away win against Bournemouth before the international break.

Jermaine Defoe gave Sunderland the lead on 34 minutes before Anichebe made it 2-0 with a 64th minute strike.

And in the 84th minute, the Nigerian scored his second and Sunderland's third to secure the comfortable win.

The win lifted Sunderland off the bottom to 19th in the league table.

At Vicarage Road Watford returned to winning ways following their slim 2-1 win against champions Leicester City.

Super Eagles assistant captain Ahmed Musa was introduced for Marc Albrighton on 80th minute while Odion Ighalo was left on the bench throughout the encounter.

Chelsea continued their impressive Premier League winning streak as they secured a hard-fought 1-0 win against Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium on Sunday.

Super Eagles forward Victor Moses was in action and was impressive again before going off for Branislav Ivanovic on 90 minutes.


Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun featured for Mainz who defeated visiting
Frieburg 4-2.

Balogun was introduced for Jhon Cordoba in the 90th minute.


Uche Henry Agbo was on from start to finish as Granada continued their struggles in the league as they played out a one all draw with Valencia away from home.


Former Super Eagles forward Emmanuel Emenike was an 85th minute substitute as Fenerbahce ran out 2 - 0 winners over Galatasaray.

Samuel Emem Eduok was on full display as his team Kasimpasa played out a 2 - 2 draw at home against Karabukspor.

The former Dolphins FC man was lively but unable to find the back of the net.


Tyronne Ebuehi made an appearance for Ado Den Haag who lost 2-1 away to Groningen in the Netherlands Eredivisie.

Ebuehi was on for 90 minutes for Ado Den Haag in the encounter.


Defender-cum-midfielder Wilfred Ndidi featured for 90 minutes in Genk’s 2-0 home win against Eupen.

In action for Eupen was Nigerian forward Henry Chukwuemeka.

And in another Belgian top division clash, Super Eagles winger Moses Simon played for Gent who beat Mouscron 2-0 away.

While Simon saw action for 90 minutes, his Nigerian teammate Rabiu Ibrahim was an unused substitute.


Nigerian forward Olanrewaju Kayode was on target for Austria Wien in their 2-0 home win against Ried in the Austrian top division on Saturday.

It was Kayode’s fifth goal in 13 appearances for Austria Wien in the league this season.
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