Alex Iwobi returned to Everton's starting line-up for the Carabao Cup tie against Fleetwood Town, and proceeded to have a major influence.
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Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi is facing up to three months out because of an abductor injury, manager Brendan Rodgers said Wednesday.
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr named six uncapped players in the squad to face Ivory Coast and Tunisia, while Rangers' Joe Aribo is out injured.
While Nigeria have risen in the FIFA rankings, coach Gernot Rohr's focus is on the more important Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in November.
Chidera Ejuke joined CSKA Moscow from Heerenveen less than three weeks ago, but already he is making a habit of spectacular starts at a new club.
Spain's Ansu Fati is one of a few youngsters of African origin who could well have played for an African side before their Nations League debuts.
Tolu Arokodare, a 19-year-old striker playing for Valmiera in Latvia, is making a name for himself.
Nigeria's players care more about the Community Shield than one might think, with Bukayo Saka adding to a rich history in the season-opening trophy.
The Nigerian confirms to ESPN that Turkish Super Lig champion Istanbul Basaksehir has agreed a deal with Pyramids FC to sign him permanently.
While John Obi Mikel's signing with Stoke City came as a surprise, given he'd been linked to Brazil's Botafogo, the move will benefit both parties.
Nigeria legend John Obi Mikel returns to English football having left Turkish Super Lig side Trabzonspor by mutual consent in March.
Two years ago, when Simeon Nwankwo's FC Crotone were relegated to Serie B, there was just one other Nigerian, Joel Obi, in the top flight.
Twenty-four years after Nigeria won Africa's first Olympic football gold medal, the events in Atlanta continue to inspire Africans.
Nigerian players ended the season with solid performances for their various European clubs.
ESPN assesses the principal Nigerian winners and losers from the coronavirus-interrupted European football season.