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Nigerians abroad: Omewa, Akande, Macleans, Sule make the goals rain in Denmark, England, Russia, Slovenia

Soccernet.ng monitored dozens of matches on Saturday, May 4, 2024, possibly featuring Nigerian footballers in various competitions around the world.

These are the standout stories:

Bangladesh

Lagos-born defender Ganiu Ogungbe equalized for Sheikh Russell as they secured a 2-1 Premier League win at Fortis.

Belgium

In the First Division A, Jordan Torunarigha played his role well as Gent defeated Mechelen 4-2 to confirm their superiority in the race to pick up their ticket for the UEFA Conference League Play-offs.

Tolu Arokodare defeated all injury fears and made the starting line-up for Genk, but their day ended in a disappointing 4-1 defeat at Cercle Brugge.

Czech Republic

In an excellent defensive display, Igoh Ogbu anchored the backline for SK Slavia Prague, while Muhamed Tijani made a commendable impact from the bench to propel their team to a resounding 5-0 win against FC Baník Ostrava.

Abdullahi Tanko’s early departure after a red card in the 52nd minute only compounded Baník Ostrava’s problems.

Meanwhile, Wale Alli’s crucial assist paved the way for České Budějovice to earn a hard-fought 2–1 home win over Bohemians 1905.

Denmark

The Kvindelaga witnessed a standout performance from 21-year-old Joy Omewa as she scored a brace to propel Fortuna Hjørring to a thrilling 5-3 win over AGF at the Ceres Park & ​​Arena in Århus.

Joy Omewa
Joy Omewa

Egypt

Five Nigerians paraded at the Petrosport Stadium in Cairo but Sodiq Ougola stole the headlines as he found the net twice to lead Ceramica Cleopatra to a stunning 3-1 victory in El Dakhlya.

England

In the Premier League 2 Round of 16, Adrian Akande bagged a brace to lift Reading U21 to a fine 2-0 win over Middlesbrough U21.

Joe Aribo performed well for Southampton FC, dominating the midfield with seven matches won and creating a crucial scoring opportunity in their 2-1 away win over Leeds United FC, securing their place in the promotion play-offs.

Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho were in action as Leicester City were beaten 2-0 at home to Blackburn Rovers, but the Foxes had done enough to be crowned championship winners.

In the Premier League, Alex Iwobi and Calvin Bassey put in commendable displays as Fulham battled to a goalless draw against Brentford FC and Frank Onyeka.

Taiwo Awoniyi made a long-awaited return to action, while Ola Aina featured prominently as Nottingham Forest FC boosted their survival hopes with a convincing 3-1 win over Sheffield United FC.

Germany

Kevin Akpoguma impressed, winning seven matches and creating two scoring chances, as TSG Hoffenheim rescued a late 1-1 draw against RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga.

Hungary

Peter Ambrose orchestrated Újpest’s attacking attack, scoring an assist and a goal as they defeated Diósgyőr 7–0 in an NB I showdown at Szusza Ferenc Stadium in Budapest.

Moldavia

Rasheed Akanbi continued his scoring streak and scored his third goal in five games, propelling FK Sheriff Tiraspol to a hard-fought 2-1 win over FC Milsami Orhei.

Russia

In Superliga Women action, Chinonyerem Macleans stole the show with a superb two-goal performance to lead Lokomotiv Moskva to a decisive 2-0 win over Yenisey.

Scotland

In the Scottish League Two, Smart Samuel Osadolor assisted Bonnyrigg Rose’s third goal in their 4–0 win against Forfar Athletic.

Slovakia

Hillary Gong orchestrated a Nigerian connection at the Mestský futbalový štadión, setting up Chinonso Emeka to score the only goal as Trenčín Zemplín passed Michalovce in a Super Liga match.

Slovenia

Sule Wisdom stole the spotlight for FC Koper, scoring a brace in their 3-1 win over NK Domzale in the 1 SNL.

On Sunday, Adetunji grabbed a late consolation goal for Celje as they were outclassed 3-1 by their hosts Maribor.

Spain

Rasheedat Ajibade starred for Atletico de Madrid Femenino in their hard-fought 1-0 win over UDCA Tenerife in Liga F, where they took on Super Falcons stars Monday Gift and Rinsola Babajide.

Sweden

In the Allsvenskan, Silas Nwankwo opened the scoring for Mjällby in the 19th minute, but Brommapojkarna scored a late equalizer to force a 1–1 draw.

Turkey

Paul Onuachu forgot his magic wand at home as he was locked up and denied a breather by Samsunspor’s defenders in a 3-1 defeat to Trabzonspor.

Paul Onuachu, Trabzonspor
Paul Onuachu, Trabzonspor

Vietnam

In V.League 1, Michael Olaha saved the day for Song Lam Nghe An as his 45th-minute equalizer helped them claim a share of the win in their 1–1 draw against Hà Nội.

At Go Dau Stadium, Charles Atshimene scored twice and helped Binh Duong convert a goal deficit into a 3-1 win against Sanna Khanh Hoa.