These are the lists of Nigerians that moved from one club to another during the recently closed 2015 summer transfer window.
We hope our stars who moved will kick-start their careers in reasonable fashion. (the transfer fees were gotten from Goal.com)
1. Izuna Uzochukwu: Super Eagles hopeful Uzochukwu moved from FC Mitdjylland, Denmark to Amkar Perm in Russia on a free.
2. Joel Obi: Joel Obi pulled out of the the Eagles squad to face Tanzania because of an hamstring injury. The midfielder moves to Torino from Inter Milan for €2.4 million – 518.8m Naira
3. Sunday Mba: AFCON 2013 hero Sunday Mba looks a forgotten man. The former Warri Wolves midfielder moved from CA Bastia in France to Matalyaspor of Turkey on a free transfer.
4. Sammy Amoebi: Shola Amoebi junior brother leaves Newcastle on loan to Cardiff City
5. Musa Muhammed: U-17 World Cup winning captain, Musa Mohammed leaves Hearts academy in Nigeria to sign for Basaksehir of Turkey for around €300,000 which is about 64.8m Naira
6. Kehinde Fatai: leaves Astra Giurgiu in the Romanian top flight to sign for Sparta Prague in the Czech Republic. Fee is €500,000 – 108.1m Naira
7. Derik Osede: Twenty-two year old has switched allegiance from Spain to Nigeria and has left Real Madrid Casilla to sign for Bolton Wanderers in the English championship.
8. Leon Balogun: Already a mainstay in the Super Eagles defence. Germany born Balogun left Darmstadt 98 in Bundesliga B to sign for Mainz in the German top flight following the expiration of his contract.
9. Ikechukwu Uche: Former Super Eagles attacker, IK Uche has left Villareal to sign for Tigres FC in Mexico. The transfer was concluded earlier in the summer for about €3.5 million – 756.6m Naira
10. Olarenwaju Kayode: Former youth international Kayode has seen his career stall. In his short career, the twenty two year old has played for seven clubs already. He recently left Macabbi Netanya of Isreal to sign for Austria Vienna.
11. Uche Nwafor: Super Eagle forward is another who looks like unfulfilled his potential. Hopefully his move from Lierse of Belgium to Boavista of Portugal can reignite the six time capped Super Eagle.
12. Bernard Bulbwa: Nigeria forward Bernard Bulbwa has said he is eager to prove himself after signing a five-year deal with Tunisia’s Esperanc from Shuttle academy of Nigeria.
13. Emmanuel Emenike: What else is left to say of the golden boot winner at the 2013 AFCON? After a turbulent return to Fenerbache, Emenike would hope to reignite a stagnant career in UAE where he has been scoring goals for fun at Al Ain.
14. Emmanuel Egbo: Egbo is one of the brightest defensive talents in England. The half-Nigerian surprisingly left Crystal PAlace to sign for Borrussia Monchengladbach of Germany for around €400,000 – 86.5m Naira
15. Lukman Haruna: Haruna is one of the best midfielders to come our of Nigeria and many wonder why he is yet to kick-off as expected. The 24 year old moved to Anzhi Makhachkala of Germany from Dynamo Kiev.
16. Joseph Akpala: There was a year when Akpala scored goals for fun in the Belgian top division. He scored 44 goals in 130 league appearance for Club Brugge. The 29 year old striker left Karabukspor of Turkey returning to Belgian with KV Oostende.
17. Anthony Ujah: Ujah left FC Cologne who he helped steer away from relegation for Werder Bremen in a deal worth around €4.5 million – 972.8m Naira
18. Nnamdi Oduamadi: This man looks like he will never win a place in the AC Milan side. He has been loaned out to six different clubs since 22011 and never settling at one. Hopefully his next loan move to To Sanliurfa S.K will help settle him.
19. Kenneth Omeruo: Omeruo is one of the better players on this list and his third loan move in three years will surely do him no harm. He is competent and dependable but cannot seem to usurp John Terry, gary Cahll, Kurt Zuoma. He moves to Kasimpasa of Turkey.
20. Imoh Ezekiel: Ezekiel is a talented striker to such an extent the Belgian FA are pleading his plays for his adopted country. He left Al Arabi of Qatar for a loan move to Anderlect of Belgium basically as a replacement for the departed Mitrovic.
21. WIlliam Troost-Ekong: William celebrated his birthday on August 1st and it was reported the Eagles in their Abuja camp celebrate the midfielder well. left Groningen of Holland to sign for Gent in Belgium who immediately loaned him to Haugesund of Norway.
22. Victor Moses: Probably the biggest name on this list. Moses completed a transfer deadline day loan move to West Ham but nit before signing a four year contract.
23. Taiwo Awoniyi: One of the best news in transfers for Nigerians. The U-23 striker signed for Liverpool from Imperial academy of Nigeria. He was however loaned to FSV Frankfurt, Germany. His transfer fee is believed to be €1.10m – 247.8m Naira.
24. Brown Ideye: The past few years has not been a happy one for Ideye who was one time Emenike’s partner in crime. After his club record move to West Brom, it was believed he would be a massive hit but he failed awfully. He moved just one year after to Olympiacos for an undisclosed fee.
25. Juwon Oshaniwa: Oshaniwa was initially marginalized by Eagles fans after his AFCON 2013 displays but his improved 2014 World Cup displays turned heads and the former Ashood man will hope a move to Hearts of Scotland can bring him closer to Nigerians.
26. Azubuike Okechukwu: The Nigerian left Bayelsa United for To Yeni Malatyaspor of Turkey for an undisclosed fee.
27. Tiago Ilori: The last Nigerian to move during the window. The half-Portuguese, half-Nigerian center-back left Liverpool to sign for Aston Villa on a season long loan.