GERMAN-NIGERIAN WATCH – Udokhai Booked, Akpoguma Picks Up Third Consecutive Booking, 7th For The Season, Iyorhe Plays


In continuation of our policy of keeping our readers updated on the club form and performances of players eligible to play for Nigeria, today’s watch is on German born Nigerian players who were all in action in Friday games of the 2. Bundesliga.


Erzgebirge Aue 0-0 Fortuna Dusseldorf ( Akpoguma, Iyorha)

Highly rated 21 year old on loan Hoffeinheim defender Kevin Akpoguma was on for the entire duration of Fortuna Dussldorf 0-0 draw against Erzgebirge Aue, but for the third game running he picked up a yellow card. His seventh yellow card of the season so far with just 16 games played in the 2. Bundesliga, and it includes a red car in the 3-1 win over 1860 Munich in October.

His German Nigerian compatriot at same club Emmanuel Iyoha made only his 5th appearance of the season, but the 19 year old failed to change the score line despite lasting over 30 minutes on the pitch after coming on as a substitute.
1860 Munich 1-1 FC Heidenheim ( Felix Uduokhai)

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Rated as one of the fast rising teen defenders in Germany. The 19 year old centre back who can also play as a full back stood like a rock for 1860 Munich picking up a booking for his troubles in the 70th minute. So far he has 8 appearances with one goal to his name from his role at the heart of the defence of his team.