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Super Eagles defender Chidozie Awaziem was the man of the match for Hajduk Split after scoring the only goal against Rijeka. He fired Hajduk Split into the lead in the 51st minute having benefited from a mix up in the Rijeka box to score his second goal of the season. Chidozie Awaziem’s goal in what was the Adriatic derby decided the game and gave Hajduk Split all three points away from home to climb up to second in the Croatian first division.

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Speaking after the game, he said ‘’This is an important victory for us. We had to get back on the winning track. Everyone did their best. I’m glad I scored, I dedicate the goal to the fans. The most important thing is that we won, three points are more important than who scored. We have to focus on Varaždin and hope for another victory’’


Genk’s Paul Onuachu (2ndR) celebrates after scoring a goal during the Pro League football match between KV Oostende and KRC Genk, in Oostende, on October 1, 2022. – Belgium OUT (Photo by KURT DESPLENTER / Belga / AFP) / Belgium OUT (Photo by KURT DESPLENTER/Belga/AFP via Getty Images)

Forgotten Super Eagles man Paul Onuachu ends 8-match drought after getting off the mark in Genk’s win on Saturday. In what was the seventh match of the season, Onuachu fired the equaliser for Genk to cancel out Fraser Hornby’s 3rd-minute opener. It was his first goal of the season, putting a halt to a run of eight (8) matches without a goal for Genk.

ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – APRIL 7: Peter Olayinka (c) of SK Slavia Prague during the Quarter Finals UEFA Europa League match between Feyenoord and Slavia Prague at Stadion Feijenoord De Kuip on April 7, 2022 in Rotterdam, Netherlands (Photo by Herman Dingler/BSR Agency/Getty Images)

Peter Olayinka scored his first goal of the season to help Slavia Prague to a comfortable 3-0 victory over Liberec. The Super Eagles striker doubled his side’s lead in the 23rd minute after Aiham Ousou gave them the lead seven minutes earlier. On fire in the UEFA Europa Conference league with 2 goals and 1 assist so far this season, Olayinka will be delighted to break his deadlock in the Czech’s top flight this season.


Speaking in the post-match, Lookman reacted to the win over Fiorentina and Atalanta’s hunger for the three points. “It was a beautiful win, a great performance and we believed in it until the end. “I’m happy for my first goal in front of our fans, I’ve been waiting for it for a long time. I just want to see from match to match where we can go, I haven’t set myself any goals, I want to get as far as possible with Atalanta.”

BERGAMO, ITALY – OCTOBER 02: Ademola Lookman of Atalanta interacts with the crowd following during the Serie A match between Atalanta BC and ACF Fiorentina at Gewiss Stadium on October 02, 2022 in Bergamo, Italy. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)

The Super Eagles forward was the hero as Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio recorded a 1-0 victory against Fiorentina on Sunday. The victory puts Atalanta level on points with Napoli, but they sit second because of their inferior goal difference. Also, the victory ensures that Atalanta preserve their unbeaten run. They are the only teams that are yet to lose, alongside Napoli after eight games.


Iwobi has been somewhat reborn under the guidance of former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard who has moved the Nigeria international into central midfield. Iwobi’s brilliant run of form continued this past weekend as he gets his third EPL assist of the season, setting up Dwight McNeil who drove the ball into the back of the net to give Everton the lead away at St. Mary.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 01: Alex Iwobi of Everton during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Everton FC at Friends Provident St. Mary’s Stadium on October 01, 2022 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images)


Joe Aribo, scored for Southampton in their 2-1 loss at home to Everton at St Mary’s Stadium on Saturday. After a goalless first half, Aribo broke the deadlock for Saints in the 49th minute rifling a shot into the far corner from inside the box to put his side ahead. Aribo’s goal was his second for Southampton, having scored in a 2-2 home draw with Leeds in August.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 01: Juan Larios(L) of Southampton congratulates team mate Joe Aribo after scoring during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Everton FC at St. Mary’s Stadium on October 01, 2022 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)

Aribo told the Southampton website: “The boys are really disappointed. Going a goal ahead, it’s really frustrating to concede so soon, and the boys are disappointed because we wanted to get a result today and that wasn’t the case. I was thinking about it earlier today, that we’ve been coming from behind, so to get a goal ahead was a good feeling. To concede so soon is bitterly frustrating, and me and the boys were really not happy about it. We need to go back to the drawing board, focus and learn from our mistakes.


Josh Maja bagged his sixth goal of the season in Bordeaux’s 2-1 away win at Laval in the French Ligue 2. Maja has now played ten games in the league and is helping Bordeaux mount a title and promotion challenge. Bordeaux currently lead the log with 20 points, ahead of Tolu Arokodare’s Amiens in second place. They lead on goals difference. Maja represented the Super Eagles under former manager Gernot Rohr and the Franco-German coach would be pleased to see the Nigerian leading the goals for his former side as they aim for promotion at the first time of asking.

11 Josh MAJA (fcgb) during the Ligue 2 BKT match between Laval and Bordeaux at Stade Francis Le Basser on October 3, 2022 in Laval, France. (Photo by Anthony Bibard/FEP/Icon Sport via Getty Images) – Photo by Icon sport


The Super Eagles star continued with his impressive displays at the Olympiastadion, and his contribution proved to be decisive as he supplied the assists for Dodi Lukebakio’s equalizer in Hertha Berlin’s 1-1 draw against high flying Hoffenheim. Ejuke teed up Lukebakio with a beautiful pass, and the Belgian forward took his chance, sending the ball into the bottom left corner. Quick feet Ejuke completed five dribbles and made two key passes as Hertha created lots of chances in the second half. Hertha Berlin’s last three games have all ended in a draw with Chidera Ejuke providing an assist in all.

02 October 2022, Berlin: Soccer: Bundesliga, Hertha BSC – TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, Matchday 8, Olympiastadion. Berlin’s Chidera Ejuke (l) fights for the ball against TSG Hoffenheim’s Grischa Prömel. Photo: Andreas Gora/dpa – IMPORTANT NOTE: In accordance with the requirements of the DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga and the DFB Deutscher Fußball-Bund, it is prohibited to use or have used photographs taken in the stadium and/or of the match in the form of sequence pictures and/or video-like photo series. (Photo by Andreas Gora/picture alliance via Getty Images)


Defender Stephen scored his first goal for Queen’s Park FC in Scotland as his man of the match display earned his side all three points in their narrow win at home to Raith Rovers this past weekend.

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The deadlock was broken in the 60th minute when Eze got his goal. Dom Thomas whipped over a corner from the right and Eze was perfectly placed to nod home from close range with the towering expectant father placing the ball under his jersey as part of his celebrations.


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  1. Precious

    Brilliant piece once again, Emmanuel.
    Looking at these beautiful performances makes it even more painful that we won’t be featuring at the World Cup this year!

  2. Big Myroh

    Nice one

  3. Big Myroh

    I’m particularly excited for Alex Iwobi
    May the good run continues

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