By Izuchukwu Okosi
The festive period will be made even more enjoyable as some football games take place in parts of Europe.
In England, nine Premier League matches will hold today and one tomorrow with Nigerian players involved in three of the ten matches.
At the King Power Stadium, Leicester City will welcome Manchester City who have been usurped at the top of the table by Liverpool.
The duo of Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho will play for the Foxes who last weekend shocked Chelsea 1-0.
At the Amex Stadium, Leon Balogun’s Brighton and Hoves play fifth placed Arsenal who could start Alex Iwobi following the metatarsal injury that Henrikh Mkhitaryan suffered in the Carabao Cup last week.
Iwobi scored his second EPL goal against Burnley while Balogun will hope to be handed a start too as Shane Duffy returns from suspension.
Watford parading Isaac Success will be home to Chelsea who are likely to be without out of favour Victor Moses.
In the Championship, newly wedded Oghenekaro Etebo will be in action as Stoke City travel to Birmingham City while Semi Ajayi’s Rotherham will be guests of Bolton Wanderers.
Nigeria Football Federation target Tammy Abraham will be seeking his 14th goal of the season as Aston Villa play Swansea.
In Scotland, Rangers will host Hibernian in the Old Firm derby and former Eagles defender Efe Ambrose is likely to start for the away side
Italian Serie A action sees William Troost Ekong’s Udinese travel to SPAL. It will be Bologna versus Lazio and former U-17 star Orji Okonkwo may start from the bench.
Ola Aina’s Torino will also face Empoli.