Wilfred Ndidi is now the leading Nigeria star in the UEFA Europa League after a command performance for Leicester City in a 0-0 draw at Slavia Prague, while Joe Aribo carried on from his exploits in the same competition with a goal in the Scottish league for leaders Rangers.
The goalkeeper saved two penalties and then netted the winning kick for Enyimba to go past NPFL rivals Rivers United 5-4 in a shootout after aggregate scores stood at 1-1 in this CAF Confederation Cup playoff. The agile shot stopper ensured it was his club who will now feature in the money-spinning group stage of the competition.
The defender has proved again that his career has turned the corner after a long-term injury at Portuguese club Benfica as he scored his first goal for FC Twente to draw 2-2 with Feyenoord in the Dutch top league. The 25-year-old Ebuehi has now made 22 appearances in the league for Twente, who are now eighth on the table.
The Dinamo Zagreb midfielder is now the second most impressive Nigerian player in the UEFA Europa League after he came off the bench to score the winner at Russian club Krasnodar. His club are now one foot into the Europa League Round of 16 and this is a massive shop window for the prolific midfielder.
The versatile midfielder scored in both the Europa League win at Belgian club Antwerp on Thursday and then on Sunday in the thrashing of Dundee United in the Scottish league. He is most certainly enjoying his football as Rangers stay on course for a first Scottish league conquest after watching fierce city rivals Celtic dominate for many years.
The high praise by Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers of the defensive midfielder has not been misplaced as he has continued to underline his class despite some injury setbacks. He is the most outstanding Nigeria star in the Europa League after the solid shift he put in for ‘The Foxes’ to hold home team Slavia Prague to a scoreless in a Round of 32 tie. He was also key for Leicester City to stay in touch of the Premier League front runners with a crucial 2-1 win at Aston Villa at the weekend.