Nigerian Players Abroad: Obafemi Martins Loses In Asian Champions League, Michael Omoh Sees Red In Swedish Cup Match
China: The Former Nigeria Super Eagles striker Obafemi Martins was in action for his Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua in an Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League match but Martins was unable to prevent his Chinese club from losing 2-0 at home to South Korean side Suwon Bluewings on Tuesday and this was Shanghai Shenhua fourth match of the competition.
The defeat was Shenhua’s first in the group stage after drawing all their three previous games. Japan’s Kashima Atlers and Australia’s Sydney FC are the other teams in the group.
Sweden: AIK took on Orebro in a Swedish Cup game with the Nigerian duo of Michael Omoh and Kennedy Igboananike in the starting lineup of Orebro, it however turned out to be an uneventful night for both players as their team succumbed 2-0 to AIK.
Michael Omoh was shown a straight red card in the 29th minute of the encounter while Kennedy Igboananike was on parade in the colours of Orebro for the entire duration of the match.
England: In the English Championship, Eberechi Eze was in the starting line up of Queens Park Rangers as they battled high flying Aston Villa at Villa Park stadium, Eze saw 79 minutes of action before he was replaced by Luke Freeman, Queens Park Rangers won the match by 3-1. Nedum Onuoha was also on parade for 90 minutes helping Queens park Rangers to a memorable away win over John Terry led, promotion chasing Aston Villa team.
Still in the English Championship, on loan Chelsea defender Ola Aina started for Hull City, he played for 90 minutes and inspired Hull City to a convincing 3-0 away victory over Ipswich Town.
Else where, Sone Aluko started for Reading and played the full match but was unable to stop his team from losing 3-0 away to Championship league leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers. Hope Akpan started and played the entire match for Burton Albion as they lost 2-0 away to Sheffield United at Bramall lane stadium.
Scotland: In the Scottish Cup, Chidiebere Nwakali came in at the 88th minute mark of the game to replace Ryan Christie in the colours of Aberdeen as they laboured to a 1-1 stalemate against Kilmarnock after 90 minutes, the game went into extra time and with the two teams still deadlocked, penalty shoot out was used to decide the winner and Aberdeen emerged victorious 3-2 on penalties.