Marios Ogboe Scores In Scotland, Obafemi Martins Injured As Efe Ambrose And Ola Aina Shines For Their Clubs

A couple of Nigerians were in action on Tuesday for their clubs across the globe, here is Allnigeriafootball.com round up of the performance of Nigerian players abroad.

England: The duo of Nigerian youngsters on loan to Hull City from Chelsea Ola Aina and Fikayo Tomori started for Hull City as they took on Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Molineux Stadium on Tuesday night in an English Championship match.

Wolverhampton Wanderers are on the brink of securing automatic promotion to the English Premier League and a win against Hull City plus two more victories would have secured promotion for the Wolves but Hull City had other ideas as they delayed the party by holding the home team to a pulsating 2-2 draw.

Ola Aina had a good game, he was lively in the midfield, linked up well with the attack and provided adequate cover in defense for Hull, Ola Aina was on parade for the entire match. Fikayo Tomori was equally solid in defense of Hull City and was shown a yellow card in the 87th minute, he played all 90 minutes for Hull City.

Sone Aluko started for Reading in attack as they took on promotion-chasing Aston Villa at Villa Park, John Terry lead Villa team thrashed Reading 3-0 to give their promotion hope a massive boost, Sone Aluko had a quiet game, he played for 73 minutes before he was replaced by Chris Martin.

Another Nigerian youngster on loan from Tottenham Hotspur Joshua Onomah played for Aston Villa as he came on for Robert Snodgrass in the 67th minute to help Aston Villa to a comfortable win at home.

Super Eagles hopeful Sammy Ameobi started for struggling Bolton Wanderers at the Macron Stadium as they hosted fellow Championship strugglers Birmingham City, it was a fruitless evening for Sammy Ameobi as his team lost 1-0 at home. Chinedu Obasi was not listed for Bolton Wanderers, he is yet to taste action since joining Bolton Wanderers early this year.

Italy: Orji Okwonkwo on loan from Bologna started on the bench for Brescia but came on in the 80th minute to replace Nikolas Spalek, but he couldn’t make much impact as Brescia were held to a goalless draw at home by Entella in the Italian Serie B.

Scotland: Hibernian locked horns with Hamilton Academical in a Sottish Premiership match on Tuesday night at the Easter Road Stadium and two Nigerians were on parade. Efe Ambrose started for Hibernian while little known Marios Ogboe who has dual nationality (Nigerian and Greek) was in the starting line up of Hamilton Academical.

Efe Ambrose played all 90 minutes and marshaled the defense for Hibernian, however, he could not stop fellow Nigerian Marios Ogboe from giving Hamilton Academical the lead in the 9th minute, Hibernian fought back to win the match 3-1 through a hat-trick scored by Florian Kamberi in the 17th, 63rd and 85th minute. Marios Ogboe was replaced by Scott McMann in the 64th minute.

Chidiebere Nwakali on loan from Manchester City was again not listed for Aberdeen as they won 2-0 at Motherwell to give their dream of playing in Europe next season a massive boost.

Denmark: Nigerian striker Frank Onyeka was in the starting line up of FC Midtjylland as they played away to AC Horsens at the Casa Arena Horsens, in a Danish Superliga match. Onyeka could not find the net and was cautioned in the 80th minute as FC Midtjylland pipped AC Horsens to keep their Danish Championship hopes alive.

Norway: Akeem Latifu was on for Sogndal from start to finish as they battled to a goalless draw away to Aalesund in the first match of the Norwegian OBOS-ligaen (Division 1) season.

China: Obafemi Martins started for Shanghai Shenhua in an Asia Champions League match against Japanese club

Kashima Antlers, but Martins featured for only 22 minutes on Tuesday before he was replaced by Jianqing Mao apparently due to a suspected injury.

Shanghai Shenhua squandered a two-goal lead to draw at home with Kashima Antlers, putting their qualification hopes on a cliffhanger. Obafemi Martins and Shanghai Shenhua are yet to win a match in the competition with four draws and a defeat.

Shanghai Shenhua are bottom of the group with four points from five games and they must win their last game to stand a chance of qualifying for the next round.

Martins’ Shanghai Shenhua will face Sydney FC in their last group game on 17th April. In the other group game on Tuesday Korean club, Suwon Bluewings lost 4-1 to Sydney FC of Australia.

 

 

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