Nigerian Players in the Premier League
The Premier League is the most followed globally. It enjoys a massive following in Africa thanks to African stars that play there and other factors. Football betting on popular sites like has also helped raise the league’s popularity in Africa. In this sense, Nigeria remains one of the nations where the Premier League is popular. Nigerian stars playing in England have also boosted the league’s popularity. Here are some great Nigerian players in the Premier League:
EPL Team: Everton
Since Frank Lampard was appointed Everton manager, the Nigerian has rediscovered his form. He will be hoping to continue his fine performances after The Toffees managed to avoid relegation thanks to the team’s heroics against Crystal Palace. He started 17 matches and scored two goals.
EPL Team: Crystal Palace
Olise has been a key player for Patrick Viera’s Crystal Palace. In recent weeks he has helped his team get important wins. One of his most memorable performances is in the game against Watford. The new manager has been able to bring the best out of the playmaker, making him a player to watch in the next season as he looks to take his career to the next level.
EPL Team: Leicester City
Popularly known as “Seniorman,” Iheanacho has had a successful career at Leicester. He has been a reliable player for Brendan Rodgers, and most defenders in the EPL don’t fancy coming up against the Nigerian tricky forward. He started 13 matches and 13 others from the bench. In the matches, he managed 23 shots, with 12 being on target. Besides that, he also has four goals to his name.
EPL Team: Crystal Palace
Eze has emerged as an important squad player for Patrick Viera at Crystal Palace. The attacking midfielder offers Palace’s midfield the energy and dynamism it needs to change games. Before signing a five-year deal with Crystal Palace, he was formerly at Queens Park Rangers. Eze also scored in his debut against Southampton with a goal-of-the-month free-kick.
Emmanuel Dennis has been a menace to EPL defenders throughout the season. His pace and positional awareness have seen him thrive as Hornet’s top marksman. However, his ten goals and six assists were insufficient to help Watford avoid relegation. Several EPL teams are willing to price him away from Watford. West Ham are reportedly willing to sign the striker, and he would be tempted with the move to keep playing in the English top-tier league.
Many other Nigerian stars are playing for different teams in the EPL. Examples include Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester, Ademola Lookman of Everton, Frank Onyeka of Brentford, and Carney Chukwuemeka of Aston Villa.