Two Super Eagles players Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi were both named in Claude Puel’s starting lineup — for second consecutive Premier League matches — in their 2-1 defeat to Everton at the King Power Stadium earlier today.
The two players, who are expected to be in Nigeria next week for their AFCON 2019 qualifying clash with Libya, had a very quiet performance during the game.
Former Genk defensive midfielder Wilfred Ndidi was uncharacteristically outplayed by the Toffees midfielders at the middle of the pitch, much to fans displeasure.
As for Iheanacho, the former Manchester City striker was found wanting in his duties as a playmaker.
Though he assisted Ricardo Pereira’s equalizing goal, Iheanacho failed to make his presence count throughout the time he spent on the field of play.
Meanwhile, Super Eagles target Ademola Lookman was an unused substitute for the Merseyside club.
The 20-year-old winger hasn’t been given much time by Everton manager Marco Silva who prefer Sigurdson and Gana ahead of him.
Lookman could make his much-speculated switch to RB Leipzig in the next transfer window, should he fail to get quality game-time before the end of the year.
Elsewhere, rejuvenated Super Eagles star Isaac Success failed to help Watford avoid a massive 4-0 defeat to Bournemouth.
The Saints were awesome for the entirety of the clash as they put four goals past Watford’s goaltender Gomes.
Success was introduced into the game in the 55th minute but he could do nothing to prevent the heavy defeat.