Ovie Ejaria provided an assist as Reading FC ran riot 3-1 over Bournemouth in the English Championship tie played on Friday night to consolidate their likely to the EPL at the end of the season.
The Royals also had Sone Aluko who replaced Ejaria in the 77th minute and the French player with Nigeria heritage, Michael Olise who was available for 88 minutes before he was substituted in the energy sapping win over the Cherries at the Madejski Stadium.
The Biscuitmen last played in the EPL in the 2012-13 season and with the support of their Nigerian imports and their other players, a return to the topflight could be in the offing as they are currently fourth with 47 points from 26 matches.
They will trade tackles with John Mikel Obi’s Stoke City at the Bet365 Stadium next on February 6th.
Meanwhile, Bournemouth also had Nigerians who are currently adorning England and the Netherlands jerseys: Dominic Solanke and Arnaut Danjuma on their books for the game.
Solanke played the entire game while Danjuma who started the game along with ex-Liverpool striker was substituted at halftime by David Brooks in a tactical substitution.
The Cherries who got relegated at the end of last season are sixth on the log with 42 points from 26 matches and they face Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday in another tie.