With UCL ended for the week, Matchday 2 of the UEFA Europa league kicks off today. Without much ado, A number of footballers with Nigerian heritage would be fielded tonight and we take a look at 5 Nigerians you'd like to keep an eye on tonight.
With a defeat in the opening day of their Europa league campaign to Lyon, Joe would be looking to shake himself and lead his team to a victory tonight when Rangers lock horns with Sparta Prague. Joe Aribo who was the scorer of the match winner in Rangers last league match has been in fine form for both club and country this season and would be hoping to help Rangers get one over Prague later tonight.
How many times are we going to talk about this man. Taiwo has been so key for Union Berlin this season in League and European matches. He is inline for another start tonight when Union Berlin faces Maccabi Haifa. His team would be looking to give a positive response after an opening day defeat to Slavia Prague. Taiwo has earned rave review this season and has been tipped to gatecrash the Eagles' camp soon but except he keeps banging the goals in, he may never get the recognition he deserves as the competition for places in the Eagles' side keeps getting difficult.
Unarguably the hottest Nigerian Striker in Europe right now, Paul was at his dangerous best last weekend as he scored a hattrick in Genk's 3-0 triumph over RFC Seraing. Paul and Genk now turn their attention to their Europa league match against Dinamo Zagreb tonight. Haven won their first against Rapid Wien two weeks ago, they'd be eager to keep the pressure on West Ham by winning tonight and all eyes would be on Paul to do the magic.
Despite not being played enough, Kelechi could get a rare chance to impress tonight following his impressive cameo last weekend to savage a 2-2 draw for Leicester. A comeback from 'stubborn' Napoli in Leicester's first match meant they couldn't get a win at the King Power Stadium. Leicester now travel away to table toppers, Legia Warszawa hoping to get 3 maximum point and Kelechi could take this chance to impress Rodgers.
Six goals in six matches for the Nigerian Striker has meant Victor is a man in form right now. His double ensured Napoli snatched a point against Leicester city in their first Europa league game. With a goal in the last league game, Victor has not lost his goalscoring touch and his dangerous form could condemn Victor Moses' Spartak Moscow to a defeat even before getting started.
Who are you most excited to see tonight?
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