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Victor Osimhen, Dessers, and Boniface Headline Nigerian Weekend Review

Super Eagles star, Victor Osimhen and Cyriel Dessers and Victor Boniface made the major headlines this weekend as Nigerian players abroad starred in their respective leagues.Victor Boniface

Victor Boniface was the star of the day, banging in a brace to help Bayer Leverkusen to earn a 4-1 win against Heidenheim in Bundesliga.

The rising star is already enjoying an early life in the Germany league, with his two goals coming in the first and second half of the encounter.

In Serie A, Victor Osimhen will not be a happy man after missing an important penalty that could have handed Napoli victory over Bologna.

The Super Eagles striker should have given the defending champions the lead five minutes into the game, only to hit the post with his effort.Victor Osimhen, Dessers, and Boniface Headline Nigerian Weekend Review

He faced another chance to redeem himself, yet he was unable to hit the target from a spot-kick.

Despite the missed penalty, Osimhen remains a key player for Napoli and will be hoping to bounce back in their next game.

Cyriel Dessers also grabbed his first league goal of the season to inspire Rangers to Scottish Premiership victory at the Ibrox Stadium.

His first half goal was enough for Rangers to earn a narrow home win over Motherwell, as they continue to chase leaders Celtic in the title race.Victor Osimhen, Dessers, and Boniface Headline Nigerian Weekend Review

In Sweden, Abel Ogwuche provided two assists while Henry Offia scored his 5th goal of the season as Trelleborgs battle to a narrow comeback victory against Utsiktens BK.

Ogwuche’s first assist came in the second half of the game to stage his team comeback, after being 2-0 down.

He went on to turn provider yet again for Offia who scored to make it 2-2 before Trelleborgs managed to seal the away league win with a late goal in the game.

Tolu Arokodare, another Nigeria player who hit the headlines after coming off the bench to score in KRC Genk’s entertaining draw in Belgian Pro League.

The 22-year-old forward scored a second half goal in Genk 6-goal thriller with STVV at the Cegeka Arena.

While in Czech First League, Rafiu Durosinmi displayed a man-of-the-match performance with two goals and an assist in Viktoria Plzen’s big home win.

With 5 goals and 4 assists under his belt in 8 matches, Durosinmi did not disappoint the home fans as his brace propelled Viktoria Plzen to a 6-2 win over FK Pardubice at the Doosan Arena.

Meanwhile, at the other end, Tyronne Ebuehi featured as Empoli fell to a narrow Serie A defeat at home against Inter.

The Nigerian defender played the full 90 minutes, but could not prevent his side from slipping to a 3-2 defeat.

Overall, it was a mixed weekend for Nigerian players abroad, but there were some impressive performances from a number of players.


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