Belgian side Gent gave themselves a glimmer of hope of making it into the Belgium League play offs with a comprehensive 3-1 win over Royal Excel Mouscron.
Gent started with two of the five Nigerians at the club in Anderson Esiti and Samuel Kalu who scored the opening goal of the game. His second goal since his transfer from Slovakian side AS Trencin in January.
Esiti lasted 67 minutes before he was replaced. The giant midfielder has grown into an integral member of the club as he has started their last four games in all competitions.
Meanwhile Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong endured another frustrating time on the bench for the fourth consecutive league game.
He was left on the bench for the entire duration of the game alongside Moses Simon, who was rested after his midweek exploit against Tottenham Hotspur, while Rabiu Ibrahim return from a tendon injury appears to be complete as he made the bench.