Nigerian stars abroad: Olayinka, Akintola, Henty on target; Aribo, Balogun, Bassey miss Cup chance

Here is’s highlight of a few Nigerian footballers in action for their club over the last few hours.

Nigerian international Peter Olayinka slammed home his fourth goal of the season to lead Slavia Prague to a comprehensive 5-0 home win over Jablonec on Sunday.

The 26-year-old forward opened the scoring for the reigning Czech Republic champions in the 15th minute to set the tone for the rest of the afternoon inside the Sinobo Stadium.

Super Eagles striker Terem Moffi continues his search for his first Ligue 1 goal since September as he yet again failed to hit the target in Lorient’s 1-0 loss at Angers. Moffi has two goals in 13 appearances for Les Merlus this term.

Ace midfielder Samuel Kalu played the final eight minutes as Bordeaux were forced by their hosts Metz to a thrilling 3-3 draw at the Stade Saint-Symphorien, Longeville-lès-Metz.

Twice Bordeaux led, twice the home side pegged them back (once from two goals down). And the visitors could not find the winner despite Kalu’s late introduction.

Chidera Ejuke’s CSKA Moscow and Bryan Idowu’s Khimki faced off at the VEB Arena, Moscow, but there was no victor, no vanquished as the two Russian sides played out a stalemate.

Ejuke lasted on the pitch for 74 minutes, but compatriot Idowu saw action from start to finish.

The Nigerian trio of Joe Aribo, Leon Balogun, and Calvin Bassey was on the losing side as Rangers fell to a 3-1 defeat at home to Hibernian in their League Cup semi-final clash on Sunday.

In the Gers’ first game since manager Steven Gerrard departed for Aston Villa, the Ibrox giants looked lethargic in conceding three Martin Boyle goals in the opening 38 minutes of the encounter.

Celtic and Hibernian will meet in the final next month.

Nigerian forward Ezekiel Henty scored one and assisted the other to power Slovan Bratislava to a hard-fought 2-1 win at Zemplín Michalovce.

The 28-year-old forward now has nine goals in 15 league games for the reigning Super Liga champions.

Nigerian youngster Akinkunmi Amoo was in his explosive element at the Stora Valla to help Hammarby force a 4-1 defeat down the throat of their hosts, Degerfors.

Super Eagles skipper Ahmed Musa came off the bench in the second half to give his bits as Fatih Karagumruk sealed a fine 3-1 away win at Kasimpasa.

Exciting forward David Akintola scored the last of Adana Demirspor’s goals in their 3-1 victory away to Altay also on Sunday.

The 25-year-old’s goal is his second in five games since he joined Demirspor in July.

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