Martins, Utaka, Uche Are Eagles Of The Week
Posted: Dec 10, 2012
Nsofor gets first yellow card; Stephen 10th of the season
OSAZE ODEMWINGIE (WEST BROM)
Super Eagles striker Osaze Odemwingie played for 62 minutes before he was replaced on Saturday by Romelu Lukaku in West Brom's 2-0 away loss to Arsenal at The Emirates Stadium. It was Odemwingie's 12th Premier League game of the season in which he still has four goals to his credit. The former Lille and Lokomotiv Moscow ace has played 720 minutes this season.
JOHN MIKEL OBI, VICTOR MOSES (CHELSEA)
Super Eagles midfielder John Mikel Obi was not involved in Chelsea's 3-1 away win over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Saturday as he served the first of his three-match ban following a racial spat involving referee Mike Clattenburg. Mikel has played 13 league games for Chelsea this season.
Victor Moses played for 62 minutes before he was substituted by Ryan Betrand in the game which was his eighth of the season. He was involved in the team's first goal scored by Fernando Torres.
DICKSON ETUHU (BLACKBURN ROVERS)
Forgotten Super Eagles midfielder Dickson Etuhu played for 80 minutes and was replaced by Spaniard, Ruben Rochina as Blackburn Rovers were defeated 4-1 by Cardiff City. The game at Ewood Park was Etuhu's 19th of the season in the npower Championship. He has played a total of 1, 601 minutes of club football thus far this season.
VICTOR ANICHEBE (EVERTON):
Injured Super Eagles striker Victor Anichebe expectedly was not in action for Everton who scored twice in the last couple of minutes to snatch a well-deserved 2-1 victory over a Tottenham at Goodison Park on Sunday. He has so far made six appearances and has scored twice this season.
Sone Aluko, Seyi Olofinjana (Hull City)
Nigerian winger Sone Aluko was not listed in Hull City's 2-1 away win over Watford at the Vicarage Road on Saturday. He has played 18 npower Championship matches this season while Seyi Olofinjana who was an unused substitute in the game has played 11 times thus far this season.
Danny Shittu (Milwall)
Out- of- favour Super Eagles defender Danny Shittu played for 90 minutes on Saturday in Milwall's 3-0 away loss to Ipswich Town at Portman Road on Saturday. It was Shittu's 16th npower Championship game of the season. The Ghana 2008 AFCON star has played 1,318 minutes in total this season.
Efe Sodje (Bury Town)
Former Super Eagles defender Efe Sodje played his seventh game of the season in the League One for Bury Town on Saturday as they lost 2-0 to Leyton Orient at Gigg Lane. Sodje has started in six of those games thus far.
Magnus Okunghae (Colchester United)
Nigeria's Magnus Okunghae was yellow-carded in the 24th minute on Saturday as Colchester United lost 2-0 at home to Oldham Athletic at Colchester's Weston Homes Community Stadium. Okunghae however played for 90 minutes in the game which was his club's third consecutive defeat in five League One games.
Chinedu Obasi (Schalke)
Chinedu Obasi was an unused substitute in Schalke's 3-1 away loss to Stuttgart at the Mercedes Benz Arena on Saturday. The injury-prone forward has played just three games this season in the Bundesliga, having just 89 minutes to his credit.
Joseph Akpala (Weder Bremen)
Super Eagles fringe striker Joseph Akpala played for only 10 minutes on Saturday as he came on for Clemens Fritz in the 80th minute in Weder Bremen's 4-1 away loss to Eintracht Frankfuth. The game was Akpala'a 12th of the season in the Bundesliga. The former Club Brugges striker has scored one goal this season in 270 minutes.
Kingsley Onuegbu (Sandhausen)
Nigeria's Kingsley Onuegbu played for 14 minutes in the second half on Friday as Sandhausen were defeated 3-1 by FSV Frankfurth at the Frankfurther Volksbank Stadium. Onuegbu who is loan from Bundesliga side Greuther Furth has now played 12 games this season in the second tier of the German Bundesliga. He replaced Daniel Schulz in the 76th minute. Onuegbu still has one goal to his credit thus far.
Nwankwo Obiora (Padova)
Padova lost 3-1 away to Novara on Saturday and Super Eagles fringe midfielder Nwankwo Obiora played for 90 minutes in the game which was his 10th of the season in the Serie B.
Obafemi Martins (Levante):
Super Eagles striker Obafemi Martins scored his sixth goal of the La Liga for Levante as they crushed Mallorca 4-0 at the Ciudad de Valencia stadium on Sunday.The former Rubin Kazan player got the ball rolling three minutes before the interval as he successfully battled with Pedro Geromel for a long ball over the top before slotting past Dudu Aouate for his side’s opener. It was his 11th appearance of the season.
Odion Ighalo (Granada)
Former U-23 vice captain, Odion Jude Ighalo, played for 80 minutes on Saturday but fired blanks in Granada's 4-0 away loss to Malaga at the latter's Estadio Rosaleda. Ighalo was substituted by Fabian Orellana. It was Ighalo's sixth game of the season but he is yet to score any goal for his La Liga side.
Sunday Stephen (Numancia)
One-cap Super Eagles midfielder Sunday Stephen played for 76 minutes before he was replaced by Airan in Numancia's 5-1 defeat in the hands of Guadalajara. The midfielder was yellow-carded in the 69th minute of the game. The yellow card was Stephen's 10th of the season in 16 games in the Segunda Liga. The former Spanish U-20 international has one goal to boot in 1,401 minutes of club football this season.
Ramon Azeez (Almeria)
Former Flying Eagles captain, Ramon Azeez, was an unused substitute in Almeria's 1-0 home loss to Lugo on Saturday. Azeez has played just twice thus far for his Segunda Liga side this season- playing just ten minutes in both games.
John Utaka (Montpellier)
Super Eagles forward John Chukwudi Utaka scored his second goal of the season for Montpellier on Saturday in the current Ligue 1 champions' 3-0 win over Ajaccio. The Eagles winger who hopes to play a part in the Eagles' 2013 Africa Cup of Nations squad to South Africa was in action for 90 minutes for La Paillade. He scored his club's opener in the 28th minute before Remy Cabella and Younes Belhanda scored two more goals to make their victory certain. Utaka who was deployed on the left side of attack rather than the right side where he usually operates from, has played a total of 727 minutes of club football thus far.
Simon Zenke (Nancy)
Former Flying Eagles striker Simon Zenke played for 11 minutes in Nancy's 1-1 home draw against Vallenciennes on Saturday. Zenke replaced Benjamin Moukandjo in the 79th minute of the game which was his ninth of the season.
Onyekachi Apam (Rennes)
Injury-prone Super Eagles defender Onyekachi Apam was not listed in Rennes's 2-2 home draw against Brest on Saturday. The centre-back has played only two games for his team this season.
Kenneth Omeruo (ADO Den Haag)
Former Flying Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo played for 80 minutes and was replaced by Dion Malon on Saturday as ADO Den Haag were held by Zwolle to a 1-1 draw. The game was Omeruo's 15th game of the season in the Eredevisie and Saturday's game marked the 13th time he will be starting in.
Nwofor Uche (VVV Venlo):
Former Flying Eagles striker Uche Nwofor was an unused substitute for Venlo as they romped to a 3-1 win over Vitesse Arnhem at the De Koel stadium on Sunday. He has played ten games and score three times.
Joseph Yobo (Fenerbache):
Super Eagles skipper Joseph Yobo returned to Fenerabhce’s starting lineup in their 2-1 home draw against Istanbul BB on Sunday. It was his 11th appearance in the Turkish Super Lig.
Kalu Uche (Kasampisa), Ekigho Ehiosun (Genclerbirligi)
Super Eagles midfielder Kalu Uche scored his ninth goal of the season on Saturday in Kasimpasa's 2-2 home draw against Genclerbirligi who did not parade Ekigo Ehiosun. Uche who plays as a striker for the Turkish side scored in the 56th minute of the game as he continues to underline what Stephen Keshi could miss if his name is omitted from the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations squad list. The game was the 15th of the season for Uche. Ehiosun was not listed and so could not add to the two matches he has played for his team this season.
Michael Eneramo (Sivasspor)
Out-of-favour Super Eagles striker Michael Eneramo was not listed in Sivasspor's 1-3 home loss to Galatasary on Saturday. The former Esperance of Tunisia captain has played 14 times this season for his team .
Nduka Ozokwo (Mersin Idmanyurdu)
Former Flying Eagles captain Nduka Ozokwo played for 65 minutes before he was substituted by Murat Erdogan in Mersin Idyanmurdu's 1-0 away loss to Elazigspor at the Elazig Ataturk Stadium. The match was Ozokwo's 14th of the season for his side.
Peter Suswam (Vitoria Setubal)
Former Flying Eagles defender Peter Suswam was not listed on Friday by Vitoria Setubal in their 3-0 away loss to Estoril. The former Lobi Stars player has not played a game for his team that once paraded late Eagles goals king late Rashidi Yekini, this season.
Efe Ambrose, Rabiu Ibrahim (Celtic)
Super Eagles defender Efe Ambrose played for 90 minutes on Saturday in Celtic's 3-1 away won over Kilmanock at the latter's Rugby Park. Ambrose has thus played 11 SPL games this season, scoring one goal. Rabiu Ibrahim did not even make the bench and is still waiting for his game for the Scottish champions.
Michael Uchebo (Cercle Brugge), Chuka Ogbu (OH Leuven)
Michael Uchebo played for only one minute on Saturday for Cercle Brugges when he replaced former Chelsea star Eidur Gudjohnsen on the dot of 90 minutes in Cercle Brugges' 1-1 home draw against OH Leuven that paraded Derick Chuka Ogbu for 67 minutes. Uchebo has now played 11 Jupiler games for his team while Ogbu who was replaced by Christian Pouga has 19 games to his credit.
Victor Nsofor (Lokomotiv Moscow)
Super Eagles striker cum winger Victor Obinna Nsofor received his first yellow card of the season in Lokomotiv Moscow's 1-0 home loss to Volga at the Lokomotiv Stadium. Nsofor was booked in the 13th minute of the game. It was his 17th Russian Premier League game. He has played a total of 943 minutes for his side.
Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow):
In-form Super Eagles winger Ahmed Musa played all 90 minutes for CSKA in their 2-0 home win over relegation battlers Mordovia Saransk at the Luzhniki stadium on Sunday.
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