Checking On The Progress Of Super Eagles Stars 22 Days Before They Begin Training For Poland

With the Super Eagles Poland/Serbia friendlies just around the corner, the first against the Robert Lewandowski-led White and Reds of which comes up in less than 26 days time, has brought up a quick-check on the national teamers and how they had fared for their respective club sides during the action-packed weekend.
Leon Balogun : Balogun has fared better in Germany with FSV Mainz, having been involved in all of Die Nullfünfer games since overcoming his niggling injury worries.
They have experienced some upturn in fortunes too, and their last two games in the Bundesliga have produced satisfactory results with Balogun in the heart of defense, the 1-1 draw against Wolfsburg last time out a huge testament to that.
Shehu Abdullahi: So far since hooking up with his Super Eagles pals from Anorthosis Famagusta, Shehu has featured in all of the five matches which have failed to produce any win for the Timsah Arena outfit.
He was in action for the entirety of the weekend’s crushing defeat to Galatasaray and on the back of such torrid run, could he possibly be thinking he was better off in Cyprus?
Ola Aina: The Nigeria international left-back has been involved from the off in 31 games from a possible 33 for Hull City in the English Championship and though they have not been pulling up trees, his dedication and inestimable output is hardly in question.
Chidozie Awaziem : The former Golden Eaglets is certain to be Nigeria’s most inactive player in the European Leagues when Rohr announces his roster for the Poland and Serbia pre-World Cup friendlies.
Awaziem has not played for Nantes in Ligue 1 since January 17, the central defender has presumably lost his spot in the squad and was only on the bench in their last two games against OGC Nice and SC Amiens having recovered from injury.
William Troost-Ekong : It is telling the dip in form the Green Crocodiles have suffered since their backline which always have the Super Eagles central defender became leaky.
Their winter acquisitions have done little to steady the ship and with their latest humiliating 5-0 defeat against Galatasaray on Friday, Bursaspor are now winless in six games and have conceded a marquee fourteen times within that period.
The drubbing versus Gala saw William receive his marching orders for the second time in his professional career.
Kenneth Omeruo: At Kasimpasa, Omeruo is finally getting the minutes he had so much craved for at Stamford Bridge and it looks to be good timing.
The Chelsea loanee has made 19 topflight appearances for Kasimpasa and they would be very disappointed of losing their three-game unbeaten run to Kayserispor over the weekend.
Wilfred Ndidi : Simply put, Ndidi is Leicester City immutable. The young midfield marshal have played in every topflight game for the Foxes this season, accruing maximum minutes as well and is consistently rated one of the best tacklers in the top five Leagues in Europe.
They could have been as high as seventh in the Premier League have they won against Stoke City, a game which saw Ndidi rattle the woodwork.
Ogenyi Onazi : Usually at the forefront of their midfield battles against opponents is Super Eagles Ogenyi Onazi who has helped Trabzonpor’s cause as they continue their quest to qualify for a European competition. This weekend saw little of the action for him though, as he was thrown into the fray in the added minutes of their 2-1 win over Alanyaspor.
Oghenekaro Etebo : A debut victory, three points over Malaga and above all, a MOTM performance to go with — that was Etebo’s story in his first action for Las Palmas after transferring from Feirense and he has never looked back.
On for the entire duration, a battling goalless draw away to Leganes on Saturday showed they can dig out some dirty but credible result.
Mikel Agu: The 24-year midfielder is part of the Green Crocodiles team which have rode a tumultuous wave in the Turkish Super League and been consistently deployed in midfield.
They have done little to stem the tide though and the 5-0 loss to Galatasaray last weekend is one they would swiftly want to get over with.
Kelechi Iheanacho : Iheanacho continues his resurgence with Leicester City after so much troubling speculations regarding his future and it is a breath of relief that he is getting games under his belt with the Leicestershire club finally.
He made his 13th league appearance for the Foxes as they were forced to a 1-1 draw versus Stoke
Olanrewaju Kayode: Kayode has had a turbulent period with his La Liga side, Girona and with no goals after getting 12 appearances since joining the club.
Girona are perched in the top half of the table but they would want to quickly forget things such as the 6-1 trouncing to Barcelona in the division last weekend, a game which Kayode was not selected for.
Emmanuel Chinaza

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