Nigerian players abroad: Chico Ofoedu named man-of-the-match in Maccabi Tel-Aviv’s win over Hapoel Beer Sheva

Chico Ofoedu put in a man-of-the-match performance to help Maccabi Tel-Aviv see off Hapoel Beer Sheva at the Netanya Stadium in the Israeli Premier League on Tuesday.

Nigerian opened the scoring on 21 minutes in the matchday 15 game.

He latched onto a pass by Marwan Kabha — intended for goalkeeper Ariel Harush — before tapping in to score his fourth league goal of the season.

Further goals from Enric Saborit and Avi Rikan sealed a 3-0 win for the Vladimir Iviç’s side, who sit top of the table.

Ofoedu, 26, was on the pitch for 69 minutes, but his compatriot John Ogu played the entirety of the match.