Awoniyi And Aribo Fires blank In Debut, Ndidi Returns After Injury

Awoniyi And Aribo

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Aribo and Ndidi played throughout the game while Awoniyi started from the bench.

Joe Aribo (Southampton)

Aribo marked his competitive debut in the Premier League with a heavy 4-1 defeat to Tottenham on Saturday at the Tottenham Stadium.

Aribo played all 90 minutes and completed 16 passes, had one shot, and completed one dribble.

Taiwo Awoniyi (Nottingham Forest)

Awoniyi started on the bench as newcomers Nottingham Forest suffered a 2-0 away defeat to Newcastle at St. James Park on Saturday.

Awoniyi came on for Sam Surridge in the 63rd minute and made eight touches during the encounter.

Alex Iwobi (Everton)

Iwobi played for 90 minutes during Everton’s narrow lone-goal home loss to Chelsea at Goodison Park.

Iwobi played in midfield and had 48 touches with 31 accurate passes, two of which were key passes.

Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho, and Frank Onyeka (Leicester and Brentford)

Alex Iwobi
Alex Iwobi

Ndidi returned to action on Sunday after a long-term absence because of a knee injury he suffered last March during a Europa Conference League second-leg game against Rennes.

The 25-year-old made some impact during Leicester’s 2-2 draw with Onyeka’s Brentford. Ndidi made 84 touches, 64 accurate passes, two tackles, and one interception.

Meanwhile, the duo of Kelechi Iheanacho and Onyeka saw the game on the bench for their respective clubs.

Championship
Jamilu Collins (Cardiff)

Collins played his second game for Cardiff City during their 2-1 away loss to Reading.

The defender played throughout the game, making four interceptions, five tackles, and one clearance.

Ligue1, France
Moses Simon (Nantes)

Simon and his club, Nantes got themselves together with a barren draw against hosts Angers on Sunday after the embarrassing 4-0 defeat to PSG last weekend.

Moses Simon
Moses Simon

Moses played for 90 minutes and created six goal-scoring chances.

Terem Moffi and Innocent Bonke (FC Lorient)

The duo of Moffi and Bonke kicked off the first Ligue 1 game of the season for their club FC Lorient on Sunday, which Lorient won by a lone goal over Stade Rennais.

Bonke played for 67 minutes where he provided a chance and made a tackle.

Meanwhile, Moffi also had a similar fate with Bonke recording just three tackles.

Bundesliga, Germany
Chidera Ejuke (Hertha Berlin)

Ejuke’s debut game ended in a 3-1 defeat for his club Hertha Berlin by Union Berlin. Ejuke played for 34 minutes during the game.

Anthony Ujah (Eintracht Braunschweig)

Ujah’s presence was not felt during his debut game for second division side Eintracht Braunschweig against Darmstadt 98 on Sunday.

Ujah came in as a substitute as his club slipped to a lone goal defeat.

Pro League, Belgium
Cyriel Dessers and Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk)

Super Eagles striker Dessers fired blanks during Genk’s 4-2 victory over KAS Eupen on Saturday. Dessers played for 69 minutes during the encounter.

Dessers’ counterpart, Paul Onuachu, saw the game on the bench.

Alhassan Yusuf (Royal Antwerp)

Alhassan Yusuf created an assist during Royal Antwerp’s 4-2 victory over Oud-Heverlee Leuven on Sunday.

The 22-year-old midfielder played for 90 minutes.

Portugal, Primera Liga: Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto)

Super Eagles defender Zaidu Sanusi enjoyed a season-opening victory over CS Maritimo on Saturday. The Portuguese giants won 5-1 to begin the season on a wonderful note with Sanusi featuring throughout the game.

Saviour Godwin (Casa Pia)

Newly promoted Portuguese side Casa Pia paraded Nigerian player Saviour Godwin during their goalless draw with hosts CD Santa Clara on Sunday. Godwin played for 86 minutes.

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