Nigerian Football Stars Shine Abroad: Hat-trick Hero Outshines Nwakali, Osimhen & Super Eagles Ace with 20 Goals

This past weekend was a thrilling one for Nigerian football stars playing abroad, with standout performances from players like Victor Osimhen, Kelechi Nwakali, and a remarkable hat-trick scorer. Across Europe, Nigerian talent dazzled, and let’s delve into the highlights.

Paul Onuachu’s Hat-trick Steals the Limelight

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Paul Onuachu, a Nigerian striker, stole the show with an impressive hat-trick for Trabzonspor in the Turkish Super Lig. His goals in the 10th, 52nd, and 88th minutes secured a thrilling 4-2 victory over Gaziantep FK.

Osimhen’s Brilliance Amidst Napoli’s Draw

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Despite Napoli’s 2-2 draw against Roma, Victor Osimhen, the Nigerian forward, showcased brilliance. His late penalty gave Napoli a 2-1 lead with just six minutes remaining, but Roma’s Tammy Abraham equalized soon after, leaving the match level.

Lookman’s Rising Star Shines Bright


Ademola Lookman continues to impress, scoring his ninth goal of the season for Atalanta in their 2-0 win against Empoli. With two goals and three assists in recent matches, Lookman is undoubtedly one of Nigeria’s hottest talents.

Nwakali’s Memorable Strike


In Portugal, Kelechi Nwakali scored a stunning goal for Chaves, marking his first of the season. Although Chaves suffered a 4-1 defeat, Nwakali’s goal could be a turning point in his season and possibly lead to a national team recall.

Dessers’ Goal-scoring Prowess Continues

Cyriel Dessers

Cyriel Dessers netted his 20th goal of the season for Rangers in Scotland, securing a crucial win against St. Mirren and keeping the team in contention for the league title.

Other Nigerian Stars Making Waves

Adams Akor broke his six-month goal drought for Montpellier in Ligue 1. Meanwhile, Alex Iwobi and Calvin Bassey settled for a 1-1 draw with Fulham against Crystal Palace. Frank Onyeka’s Brentford lost to Everton, and Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho saw their Premier League promotion confirmed without playing. In Germany, Victor Boniface and Bayer Leverkusen maintained their unbeaten streak.

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These remarkable performances highlight Nigeria’s football prowess on the global stage, and fans eagerly anticipate more stellar displays from these talented individuals in the coming weeks.

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