Olayinka, Akanbi, Chukwueze score as 15 Nigerians appear in Europa/Conference League

15 Nigerian players took to the pitch on Matchday 1 of the 2022-23 UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Meeting League in venues across Europe.

Super Eagles winger Samuel Chukwueze contributed a aim and help as Villarreal picked up a 4-3 gain in excess of Polish side Lech Poznan. He lasted 80 minutes in advance of he was changed by Yeremy Pino.

Peter Olayinka continued being a leader for Slavia Prague as he found the net in their 1-1 draw away to Sivasspor. Moses Usor also showcased for the Czech champions, long lasting 63 minutes in advance of he was taken off. Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa was a 73rd moment substitute for Sivasspor, and Leke James started out the match but lasted only 19 minutes before an injuries pressured him off.

Moses Simon highlighted for FC Nantes as they defeated Olympiacos 2-1 in France. The Tremendous Eagles winger entered the fray as a substitute in the 69th moment.

As Cristiano Ronaldo built his UEFA Europa League debut, Sadiq Umar was on the other aspect of the pitch for Genuine Sociedad in their 1- earn about Manchester United. The former Almeria striker lasted only the to start with 50 % for his aspect just before he was taken off at half-time.

Rasheed Akanbi recorded a aim and support for FC Sheriff Tiraspol as they picked up a convincing 3- win above Omonia Nicosia. Iyayi Consider Atiemwen also scored a penalty for the Moldovan side prior to his 74th minute substitution. Tremendous Eagles goalkeeper Francis Uzoho was launched at 50 percent-time for Omonia.

Victor Boniface featured for 83 minutes for Belgian aspect Union Saint-Gilloise as they claimed a 1- acquire around Union Berlin.

Victor Oluyemi Olatunji showcased for AEK Larnaca as they fell to French side Rennes at residence. The striker performed for 80 minutes as his facet misplaced 2-1.

Previous Super Eagles midfielder Henry Uche Agbo highlighted for Slovan Bratislava in their goalless draw at home to Zalgiris Vilnius.

Yusuf Olaitan Otubanjo featured for 65 minutes as his FC Pyunik side missing to FC Basel 3-1.

Ezekiel Henty was in action for 86 minutes as FC Vaduz and Apollon Limassol played out a goalless attract.

Midfielder Vivid Osayi-Samuel failed to make it off the bench in Fenerbahce’s 2-1 win in excess of Dynamo Kyiv.

Anderson Esiti was also an unused sub for Ferencvaros in their 3-2 acquire about Trabzonspor.

Ishaq AbdulRazak was an unused sub as Anderlecht emerged with a 1- acquire above Silkeborg IF.

Anna C. Knight

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