Nigerian quartet of Victor Osimhen, Samuel Chukwueze, Kelechi Iheanacho, and Joe Aribo spearhead the Super Eagles players that will be representing their various clubs as Europa League fixtures resume tonight, Thursday, October 29, 2020.
The 21-year-old striker made his European debut playing 66 minutes in a 1-nill loss at home to Eredivisie side, AZ Alkmaar in their first group game last week.
Gennaro Gattuso will be hoping his star forward finds his scoring touch as his Napoli side travel to Real Sociedad in search of their first win of the group.
Chukwueze is also in contention for an European appearance tonight as Villarreal visits Qarabag. The 21-year-old winger has a goal and an assist in 10 Europa League appearances for Villarreal.
Leicester City’s Iheanacho who was nominated for Player of the Week in his last game could also get a rare start ahead of Jamie Vardy in Greece against AEK Athens. Despite playing 71 minutes, the 24-year-old striker scored a goal and set up two more in his debut appearance against Zorya Lugansk.
Joe Aribo is also back from fitness for Rangers after a 23-minute cameo last time out. This will be Aribo’s 10th Europa League appearance and he has a goal in his previous 9 outings.
Other Suoper Eagles stars, Chidera Ejuke, Olanrewaju Kayode, and Ramon Azeez will also be gunning for an appearance from their respective clubs as Nigerian players headline a highly-anticipated night of European football.