🇳🇬🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Premier League season review: The five Nigerians report cards
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🇳🇬🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Premier League season review: The five Nigerians report cards

England’s football league is the best in the world, and how wonderful is it to have five Nigerians representing the green and white flag in it?

With every football fan in Nigeria following the Premier League for its sheer class, incredible sides like Liverpool, Manchester City, there’s always the other emotional motivation to see your own countrymen.

Here’s our look at the numbers of Nigerians in the 2019/20 season…

List in lowest to highest appearances order:

Isaac Success

  • Club: Watford
  • Position: Forward
  • Age: 24
  • Appearances: Seven (zero goals, two assists)
  • Verdict: Unsuccessful. Likely to leave or go down with the club.

Odion Ighalo

  • Club: Manchester United
  • Position: Striker
  • Age: 31
  • Appearances: 17 (five goals)
  • Verdict: Too early for full judgement but so far so good.

Kelechi Iheanacho

  • Club: Leicester City
  • Position: Striker
  • Age: 23
  • Appearances: 26 (10 goals, four assists)
  • Verdict: Success, next season is expected to be his best Premier League season.

Alex Iwobi

  • Club: Everton
  • Position: Forward
  • Age: 24
  • Appearances: 29 (two goals, one assist)
  • Verdict: Disappointing, next season is make or break. If he stays.

Wilfred Ndidi

  • Club: Leicester City
  • Position: Defensive Midfielder
  • Age: 23
  • Appearances: 39 (two goals, one assist)
  • Verdict: Success. Increasingly targeted by bigger clubs. Leicester to resist or sell.

Meanwhile, there are few more Nigerians that are linked with moves to England. Futaa will be keeping a close eye on those developments.

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