Super Eagles Abroad: Akinsanmiro, Awaziem Celebrate Cup Wins

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Super Eagles stars were out in Europe helping their teams achieve success as they look to grow their personal resumes. Some Super Eagles players have been able to help their teams win games as well as win titles on Wednesday. Here are some of their exploits:

Aliyu Shines for Houston

Ibrahim Aliyu put on a great performance for the Houston Dynamo in their encounter against Minnesota United in the Major League Soccer’s US Open Cup. 

The 21 year old was unplayable throughout and came away from the match with a goal and an assist after coming off the bench in the 62nd minute. They won that match 4-0 and advanced to the quarterfinal of the cup. 

Chicago Fire is the team that awaits them on June 5th in the US Open Cup semifinal. 

Samuel and Musa Clash in Turkey 

It was a clash between two Super Eagles players as Bright Osayi Samuel’s Fenerbahce clashed with Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa’s Sivaspoor in the Turkish Cup semifinals. 

This match ended in a goalless draw but it was Osayi Samuel’s Fenerbahce that advanced to the final of the tournament based on the first leg 3-0 lead on aggregate. 

Both players started the game off the bench and came on in the second half. 

Awaziem Wins Silverware in Croatia 

Super Eagles defender, Chidozie Awaziem became a Croatian Cup winner with Hajduk Split after their victory against Sibenik. 

He was a rock at the back for his team as they kept a clean sheet and won the final 2-0 and claimed their eighth Croatian Cup title. 

Chukwueze Helps Villareal Secure Europe

This season, Samuel Chukwueze has been one of the best performing Nigerian Players. His brilliant season for the Yellow Submarines in Spain continued as he came off the bench to help his team secure Europa League qualification as they comfortably beat Cadiz 2-0 in La Liga. 

It is no surprise there is strong transfer interest for the forward from a host of European sides, giving Villarreal something of a headache this summer.

Alli Scores In the Fortuna Liga

22 year old forward, Wale Musa Alli scored for zbrojovka Brno in their 1-1 draw against Teplice in the Czech Republic’s Fortuna Liga. It was his first goal of the new season after four matches. 

Uzoho becomes League Champion

It was a great day for the Super Eagles keeper as Omonia Nicosia won their 16th League title. 

Uzoho, who put up a memorable performance in Omonia’s Europa League match against Manchester United earlier this season,  did not start this fixture for the Champions of Cyprus. 

Akinsamiro Becomes a Coppa Italia winner

Rising young star Ebenezer Akinsanmiro was part of the Inter Milan squad that won the 2023 Coppa Italia trophy. 

Inter Milan put Fiorentina to the sword with a 2-0 win to clinch the title but Akinsamiro was not able to come off the bench for his team. 

Lucky Ezeh Helps His Team to a Crucial Equalizer

In the Czech Republic league, Lucky Ezeh came off the bench to score a crucial equalizer for Karvina in an enthralling encounter that wonder in a 2-2 with Varnsdorf. 

It was his second goal of the season in eight games.

This article was most recently revised and updated 4 days ago

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