Monday Apr 14, 2014. 06:50
Football411 takes another look at the performances of Nigeria World Cup hopefuls at their European clubs as the big kick-off in Brazil draws closer.
Ogenyi Onazi: He was on for the entire duration as his club Lazio lost 4-2 at Napoli. He scored one of Lazio’s goal. Great to see he is adding goal scoring to his undoubted industry.
Juwon Oshaniwa: The left back was in action as Ashdod fell 1-0 at Beitar Jerusalem in Israel.
Mikel Obi: He saw just 12 minutes of action in Chelsea 1-0 win at Swansea City. He replaced goal scorer Demba Ba in the 78th minute. ‘The Blues’ stay alive in the title chase, but speculations still persist over the future of the Nigeria midfielder at Stamford Bridge.
Victor Moses: He was an 89th minute substitute for Liverpool in a massive 3-2 win over title rivals Manchester City. The forms of Raheem Sterling and Phillipe Coutinho have kept him out of the title-chasing Liverpool.
Obinna Nsofor: He played for half an hour in Chievo Verona’s 4-2 win at Livorno.
Sone Aluko: He played for 45 minutes as Hull City made history to qualify for a first-ever English FA Cup final courtesy of a 5-3 win over Sheffield United in the semi-finals.
Imoh Ezekiel: He played the full game for Standard Liege as they held Genk to a 1-1 draw in a Belgian championship playoff game.
Emmanuel Emenike: He was not listed for Fenerbahce as they thrashed Antalyaspor 4-2. Nigeria striker Isaac Promise scored Antalyaspor’s first goal. Pray the big striker is not injured again as that would be bad news for Nigeria’s World Cup hopes.
Osaze Odemwingie: He played for 87 minutes in Stoke City’s 1-0 win over Newcastle United. Surely, Keshi has to recall him ahead of the World Cup.
Shola Ameobi: He saw all the minutes as Newcastle United fell 1-0 at Stoke City.
Raheem Lawal: He was on for 90 minutes as Eskisehirspor drew 2-2 at home with Trabzonspor.
Joseph Yobo: He was missing in action for Norwich City when they fell 1-0 at fellow relegation battlers Fulham. Has the bubble burst for the Eagles skipper in England?
Kenneth Omeruo: He did not play in Middlesbrough 1-0 win at Burnley. He is serving red card suspension.
Vincent Enyeama: He was again in goal for Lille and kept a clean sheet against Valenciannes. Lille won 1-0.
Godfrey Oboabona: He was on from start to finish as Rizespor won 2-0 at Kayserispor.
Ramon Azeez: He was an unused substitute in Almeria’s 4-0 loss to Real Madrid.
Elderson Echiejile: He didn’t play in Monaco’s 1-0 win at Rennes as he is just recovering from illness
Ogbuke Obasi: He saw 18 minutes of action for Schalke 04 as they beat Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0.
Nnamdi Oduamadi: He saw 30 minutes of action in Varese 1-0 win over Bari.
Dele Aiyenugba: He was in goal for Bnei Yehuda in a 1-1 draw at Hapoel Acre.
Ike Uche: He was not listed in Villarreal’s 1-0 win over Levante in La Liga.