Nigerians Abroad: Boniface, Dele-Bashiru On Target In Germany, Turkey; Iwobi, Awoniyi Shine In Defeats

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Sportgister brings you the major highlights as several Nigerian stars took to action for their European clubs on Saturday

First, we go to the English Premier League, where Alex Iwobi’s fine performance for Everton was highlighted by four successful dribbles and three created chances.

Despite his efforts, Everton lost [0-1] to Fulham, for whom Calvin Bassey remained an unused substitute following his move from Ajax last month.

At the Emirates Stadium, Nottingham Forest’s Taiwo Awoniyi came off the bench to score for the second game against Arsenal. However, Forest still lost [1-2] to the Gunners.

Ola Aina had a solid debut for Forest, with three tackles and five duels won.

In the Championship, Rotherham United’s Fred Onyedinma had an eventful game, scoring a goal, receiving a yellow card, and being shown a red card in their [2-2] draw with Blackburn.

West Brom secured a [3-2] win over Swansea, with Semi Ajayi scoring his first goal of the season.

Over to Germany, where Victor Boniface made an impressive start for Bayer Leverkusen in his official debut for the club. The Nigerian forward scored in their [8-0] away victory against Teutonia Ottensen in the DFB Pokal.

Back to the Czech Republic, where Abdullahi Tanko scored his first goal for FC Banik Ostrava, contributing to their [2-0] home win over Hradec Kralove.

Stanley Charles converted a penalty, helping Hanácká secure a [3-1] away victory at Příbram in the FNL.

In Hungary’s NB 1, Bright Edomwonyi scored for Diósgyőr in their [1-1] draw against Paks.

We move to Italy, where Ademola Lookman played for Atalanta in a goalless friendly draw against Juventus. Tyronne Ebuehi’s Empoli lost [1-2] to Cittadella in the Coppa Italia.

Over to Latvia, where Oluwatimilehin Ogunniyi scored for Auda in their [2-2] draw against Tukums in a Virsliga match.

In the Moldovan Super Liga, Emmanuel Alaribe scored the winning goal for Zimbru in their [2-1] victory over Floreşti.

Now to the Portuguese top flight, Super Eagles winger Saviour Godwin scored from the penalty spot as Casa Pia won [3-0] against Farense.

In Russia, Olakunle Olusegun played well for FC Krasnodar in their [2-0] away win against Orenburg in the Russian Premier League.

Next is Scotland, where Glasgow Rangers defeated Livingston [4-0] with standout performances from Leon Balogun and Cyriel Dessers. Balogun won ten duels, and Dessers created three chances.

Over to Spain, where Umar Sadiq returned from injury in Real Sociedad’s [1-1] draw at home against Girona.

In Turkey, Kenneth Omeruo had an impactful performance for Kasimpasa, contributing three interceptions and one chance created in their [3-2] victory.

Fisayo Dele-Bashiru scored twice for Hatayspor in their [5-1] away win against Pendikspor. Emeka Eze played for Pendikspor as well.

Down to Mexico, where Chinwendu Ihezuo scored for CF Monterrey in their [3-0] away victory over Cruz Azul.

In Ukraine, Samson Iyede scored for Chornomorets in their [2-0] win against Obolon’ Kyiv.

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