DENMARK (CHAMPIONSHIP GROUP ROUND 1)
Brondby 3-2 Midtjylland
Paul Onuachu‘s brace could not prevent his Midtjylland from falling away to Brondby Sunday. Onuachu’s individual efforts stretched his goals this season to eleven total. His double at Brondby took him to the top of the top scorers chart for the Championship Group which will determine the eventual champions of the league. FC Copenhagen currently lead the mini league consisting six clubs, and are on course to picking the sole ticket for UEFA Champions League qualification later this year.
Nordsjaelland 2-0 Lyngby
Relatively unknown Nigerian forward, Kim Ojo was brought in on the 72nd minute in Lyngby’s loss away to Nordsjaelland last week Friday. The 28 year old forward has only one goal to his credit this season, since his move from Jupiler League side Leuven in 2016.
DENMARK (RELEGATION GROUP ROUND 1)
Horsens 0-0 Odense
One-cap Super Eagles midfielder, Izu Uzochukwu was involved from start to finish for Odense in an away stalemate with Horsens. Odense are presently at risk of relegation should they fall below second position after the relegation round. The final decision will be made after a relegation play-off between the third and fourth placed team in the four-club mini league. The 26 year old F.C. Ebedie product must do everything to help his team avoid the drop to at least keep his dream alive for another international call up. He was part of the Super Eagles squad that was involved in the Nigeria versus Tanzania AFCON 2017 first leg qualifier, under former coach Sunday Oliseh.
NETHERLANDS (Round 29)
Roda JC 2-1 PEC Zwolle
In the conclusion of midweek fixtures in the Dutch Eredivisie, Dutch-born forward, Kingsley Ehizibue, who is reportedly targeted by the Nigeria Football Federation, traveled with Zwolle to Parkstad Limburg Stadion (Kerkrade) to face Abdul Ajagun‘s Roda. The trip proved futile as Roda did not disappoint in front of their home fans. Former Flying Eagles attacking midfielder, Ajagun was on for Roda from start to finish, as Ehizibue’s introduction in the 68th minute did not make any difference in the scorline for the visitors. Roda scored just before the dot of time through dutch midfielder, Mikhael Rosheuvel.
NORWAY (Round 1 and 2)
Stabaek 3-1 Aalesund (Round 1)
Former Norwegian youth international, 23 year-old Ohi Omoijuanfo handed the maximum points to Stabaek in their season opener versus visiting Aalesund in grand style, scoring a hattrick. Omoijuanfo struck in the 14th minute, and scored his second six minutes later. The Oslo-born forward completed his treble in the 50th minute. Ohi, whose father is Nigerian represented Norway at all youth levels and is still yet to get his first senior cap for his country of birth. Nigeria still has a chance to snap him based on FIFA eligibility rules.
Sarpsborg 3-1 Sogndal (Round 1)
Former Golden Eaglet, Chidiebere Nwakali fell with Sogndal away to Sarpsborg over the past weekend. The elder brother to Kelechi Nwakali, started and was involved in Sogndal’s last substitution in the 73rd minute with all goals already scored.
Stromsgodset 3-1 Haugesund (Round 1)
Nigerian forward, Marco Tagbajumi, opened his season for homers Stromsgodset by scoring one goal on either half. Although booked in the 23rd minute, Marco did not let the earlier caution derail his early-season statement as he played all the way till the dying moments of the encounter. The visitors, Haugesund, also paraded a Nigerian in 20 year old forward, Shuibu Lalle Ibrahim from start to finish.
Lillestrom 2-1 Sandefjord (Round 1)
Ex Flying Eagles midfielder, Ifeanyi Matthew helped Lillestrom storm to a win over visiting Sandefjord. While Ifeanyi featured the entire encounter, Lillestrom’s other Nigerian-decent, Chidozie Udoji was a 46th minute sub-in. 30 year old Chidozie is a Hungarian passport holder.
Kristiansund 0-1 Molde (Round 1)
Thompson Ekpe watched Kristiansund from their bench as they lost at home to Molde.
Sogndal 4-1 Stabaek (Round 2)
Chidiebere Nwakali started and lasted 70 minutes Wednesday as they beat Stabaek at home in Fosshaugane Campus. Chidiebere was subbed out immediately the visitors scored their consolation with the scoreline at 3-1. The elder Nwakali was one of the prominent members of the Manu Garba led FIFA U17 world conquerors in 2013. Ohi Omoijuanfo, who scored a hattrick in the previous round was on from start to finish for the visitors. Although he did not add to his goals tally, he still remains at the top of the Eliteserien top scorers chart.
Brann 3-0 Stromsgodset (Round 2)
Marco Tagbajumi fired blanks for visitors, Stromsgodset playing away to Brann.
Haugesund 2-0 Valerenga (Round 2)
Relatively unknown Shuibu Ibrahim fired a brace and provided an assist for Haugesund in an explosive encounter with Valerenga that saw seven goals. Ibrahim seemed to have killed the game with a brace, after Haugesund had helped the visitors with an own goal earlier in the first half when Valerenga substitutes scored twice late in the second half threatening to force a draw. But Ibrahim was not done as he turned provider for the game winner in the 89th minute.
Molde 2-1 Lillestrom (Round 2)
A made-in-Nigeria goal could not prevent Lillestrom from falling away to Molde. Ex-Flying Eagles midfielder, Ifeanyi Matthew scored the visitors solitary goal from a Chigozie Udoji assist in the 47th minute. Molde left it late till the 3rd minute of extra time to seal the home win.
Odd 2-0 Kristiansund
Thompson Ekpe watched Kristiansund from their bench as they lost at away to Odd.