Nwankwo Kanu and 4 Other Big Nigerian Stars Who Have Scored Hat-Trick in the Premier League

Nwankwo Kanu and 4 Other Big Nigerian Stars Who Have Scored Hat-Trick in the Premier League

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:06 PM
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Premier League in England is regarded as one of the best in the world considering the rivalries, actions and the players who are playing and those who have played there.

The likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham, Wayne Rooney and others made their names in the Premier League which has fans all over the world.

In all nations across the world, there are fans of clubs like Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and these supporters stay glued to their televisions every match-days or even watch live.

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Nwankwo Kanu and 4 other big Nigerian players who have scored hat-trick in the Premier League. Photo: KHALED DESOUKI
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There are many Nigerian players who have made names in the Premier League as the likes of Okocha, Mikel Obi played in England before they left.

However, we want to take a look at the five Nigerian players who have scored three goals in a match in the Premier League.

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Below are the names of the Nigerian players

1. Nwankwo Kanu

Kanu scored three in the space of an astonishing 15 minutes against Chelsea during the 1999-2000 season.

In that match, he transformed a 2-0 lead for the Blues into a 3-2 victory for Arsenal.

2. Yakubu

Yakubu holds the record as the African player with the most top flight trebles in the league’s history which is 4.

3. Peter Odemwingie

Odemwingie scored hat-trick for Westbrom against Wolverhampton Wanderers in a 5-1 victory in 2012.

4. Efan Ekoku

Ekoku scored four goals including a hat-trick in a 5-1 victory for Wimbledon against Everton.

5. Kelechi Iheanacho

Iheanacho became the latest Nigerian to score a Prem hat-trick when he netted three times for Leicester City in their 5-0 rout of Sheffield United in March 2021.

Spanish La Liga Giants Push to Sign Top Super Eagles Striker in Mega Million Deal

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Villarreal who are Spanish La Liga giants are reportedly pushing hard to sign Super Eagles striker Sadiq Umar this summer in case Dia should join Salernitana on loan with buy option.

Unai Emery who is the coach of Villarreal is trying to bolster his squad this summer ahead of the coming La Liga season as he sees the Nigerian striker as someone who can fit his plans.

Last season, Umar Sadiq was in brilliant form for Almeria and helped the team to gain promotion back to the Spanish La Liga.

According to a tweet made by transfer special reporter Romano, Sadiq Umar could be heading to Villarreal this summer.

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