Bartholomew Ogbeche, Obafemi Martins make Nigeria’s top 7 strikers’ list for 2015

Even though it takes a team of 11 players playing concertedly to win matches and trophies, the No.9 [if he scores regularly] is usually the most feted player in the team. So we bring to you the Nigerian players who have struck the most goals in 2015.

Odion Ighalo | Watford, England

Orion Ighalo started the year, 2015, with a bang as he scored four times against Blackpool on January 24 and seven goals in total for January. And in the 12 months since then he has proven to have the requisite skills to continue to score goals in the heady climes of the Barclays Premier League.

In total, he has 30 goals for club and country, which makes him Nigeria’s prime striker for 2015. And the mind-blowing fact about Ighalo’s 30 goals is the fact that only one came from the penalty spot – his goal against Chad for the Super Eagles in June.

DateTournamentMatch  Goals
CHAHuddersfield3 – 1Watfordx1
17/01/15CHAWatford5 – 0Charltonx2
24/01/15CHAWatford7 – 2Blackpoolx4
07/02/15CHAWatford1 – 0
10/02/15CHABrentford1 - 2Watfordx2
14/02/15CHABolton3 - 4Watfordx1
24/02/15CHAWatford3 - 0Rotherhamx2
03/04/15CHADerby2 - 2Watfordx1
06/04/15CHAWatford2 - 0Middlesbroughx1
15/04/15CHANottingham1 - 3Watfordx1
13/06/15ACONigeria2 - 0Chadx1
08/08/15PRLEverton2 - 2Watfordx1
12/09/15PRLWatford1 - 0Swansea Cityx1
19/09/15PRLNewcastle1 - 2Watfordx2
03/10/15PRLBournemouth1 - 1Watfordx1
11/10/15PRLNigeria3 - 0Cameroonx1
31/10/15PRLWatford2 - 0West Hamx2
28/11/15PRLAston Villa2 - 3Watfordx1
05/12/15PRLWatford2 - 0Norwich Cityx1
12/12/15PRLSunderland 0 - 1Watfordx1
20/12/15PRLWatford3 - 0Liverpoolx2
28/12/15PRLWatford1 - 2Tottenhamx1

Obafemi Martins | Seattle Sounders, USA

Voted Seattle Sounders’ player of the season, 31-year-old Obafemi Martins scored so regularly – 16 goals in the MLS, that he forced himself back into reckoning for the Super Eagles under new coach, Sunday Oliseh.


Date Tournament Match  Goals
09/03/15MLSSounders3 – 0New Englandx1
15/03/15MLSSounders2 – 3Earthquakesx1
05/04/15MLSSounders1 – 0Houston Dynamo
19/04/15MLSColorado Rapids
1 – 3Seattle Soundersx1
04/05/15MLSNew York City1 – 3Seattle Soundersx2
14/06/15MLSSounders3 – 0Dallasx1
17/06/15UOCSounders1 – 3Portland Timbersx1
16/08/15MLSSounders4 – 0Orlando Cityx2
30/08/15MLSSounders2 – 0Portland Timbersx1

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