Joe Aribo, Emmanuel Dennis, Moses Simon and Olanrewaju Kayode hogged the headlines across Europe with stellar performances at the weekend as they continue to fly the Nigerian flag high and proudly overseas.
The Super Eagles midfielder played the entire game as Rangers beat Motherwell 2-0 and stayed within striking distance of Scottish league champions and rivals Celtic.
The winger scored a stylish back-heel goal after half an hour as Club Brugge consolidated their leadership in the Belgian top flight with a 3-0 victory over KV Mechelen. He has now scored four goals in 13 league appearances and Club Brugge are now eight points clear at the top of the table with a game in hand.
He has continued to impress in the colours of FC Nantes after he provided the assist for the match winner at struggling Nimes in the French Ligue 1. It is therefore not surprising that front runners Nantes are now set to take up the option to buy him permanently from La Liga club UD Levante at season’s end at a bargain price of five million Euros.
After difficult times at both Girona in Spain and Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donestk, ‘Larry’ has found his groove in Turkey with modest Gaziantep as he was involved in all three goals that sunk Kayserispor – he grabbed a brace and also provided an assist. He now has five goals in the Super Lig and his promoted club are 10th on the table.