Super Eagles Watch: Etebo back from injury as Ideye misfires

Oghenekaro Etebo
By Sammy Omaenikun

It was a difficult weekend to watch for the Super Eagles as most of them were kept on the bench and those who got game time couldn't find the back of the net.


Nigerian duo of Godfrey Oboabona and Bright Edomwonyi all started while their compatriot Nosa Emmanuel Igiebor was a 67th minute substitute as Rizespor played out a one all draw with Galatasaray.

Kenneth Omeruo and Ogenyi Onazi went head on as Trabzonspor and Alanyaspor played out a goaless draw both men played the full duration of the game.

Samuel Emem Eduok could not continue his goal scoring form as Kasimpasa held Fenerbahce to a scoreless draw away from home. Emem was pulled out in the 67th minute.


Kelechi Iheanacho returned to substitute's bench of Manchester City at the John Smith's Stadium as the Citizens were forced to a replay away to Huddersfield Town. He has made 23 appearances scoring five goals in all competitions.

Ahmed Musa made his fourth English FA Cup appearance for Leicester City who crashed out to Millwall on Saturday. The 24 year old Nigerian winger featured for the entire duration of the encounter. Wilfred Ndidi was an unused substitute for Leicester.


Carl Ikeme conceded his 30th and 31st goal in all competitions while in action for Wolverhampton Wanderers who lost 2-0 to Chelsea in the fifth round of the Emirates FA Cup at the Molineux Stadium.

He has made 25 Championship appearance for Wolves this term. His Nigeria teammate, Victor Moses played the entire duration of the match for Chelsea.


Uche Henry Agbo was on for all 90 minutes as home team Granada beat Real Betis 4 goals 1.

Agbo put in a decent display to help his team win.

Elderson Echiejile was an unused substitute for Sporting Gijon who were spanked 4-1 at home by Atletico Madrid.


Brown Ideye was on for the full game as Olympiacos suffered a rare defeat against AEK Athens in what turned out to be his last game for the club.

Full time AEK Athens 1 - 0 Olympiacos.

Abiola Dauda played 87th as Atromitos got a 2 goals to 1 victory over Atromitos 2 - 1 Xanthi.


Super Eagles midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo returned to action after six week injury layoff as a 70th minute substitute for Feirense who lost 1-0 at home to ten man Boavista.

The former U-23 star came on for Cris Santos in the 70th minute of the defeat. The game was Etebo's 11th league appearance for Feirense.
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