By Johnny Edward:
Super Eagles invitee for the friendlies against Corsica and Togo, Henry Onyekuru, bagged a second-half brace for Eupen in their 3-2 Belgian Pro League defeat to Roeselare at the Schiervelde Stadium on Saturday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. It was the Nigerian’s fourth brace this season. He has scored 24 times for Eupen this season in all competitions.
His compatriot and former Flying Eagles star Saviour Godwin was also on target in that encounter for Roselare.
In Germany, another Super Eagles invitee Victor Osimhen made his second Bundesliga appearance for Wolfsburg on Saturday.
The 18-year-old replaced Sun Jung in the 76th minute of the encounter.
The result means Wolfsburg will face a two-leg playoff against the third place finisher in the Bundesliga 2, likely to be Eintracht Braunschweig, to determine which side plays in the Bundesliga next season. The relegation playoff means Osimhen might not feature for the Super Eagles in their friendly against Corsica and Togo later this month.
Leon Balogun was forced off in the 18th minute of Mainz’s 2-0 loss to Cologne who qualified for the Europa League next season. Balogun made 17 Bundesliga appearances for Mainz this season.
In Spain, Elderson Echiejile played no part in Sporting Gijon’s 2-2 home draw against Real Betis. The result means Gijon are relegated to the Spanish second division for next season.
Ramon Azeez was in action for Almeria who lost 1-0 to Real Mallorca in a Spanish second division – LaLiga 123 – clash. His compatriot Kalu Uche was not listed in the matchday squad.
In Denmark, Paul Onuachu scored a brace for Midtjylland who defeated Nordsjaelland 3-2 in an ill-tempered game which saw 11 yellow cards and two red cards issued. The brace took Onuachu’s tally to 22 this season. It was his fifth brace of the campaign.
Izunna Uzochukwu played for 55 minutes for OB Odense as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Randers FC.
In Turkey, Emem Eduok scored his sixth Turkish Super Lig goal of the season for Kasimpasa in their 4-1 loss to Besiktas. The Nigerian international restored parity for his side in the fourth minute after the hosts took the lead in the second minute through Cameroonian Vincent Aboubacar.
Bright Edomwonyi scored his second goal of the season for Rizespor who brightened their chances of avoiding relegation with a 2-0 win over Gaziantepspor on Saturday.
The former Sturm Graz and Hartberg striker opened scoring in the 27th minute of the encounter before Leonard Kweuke sealed the win in the 80th minute of the encounter.
It was Edomwonyi’s third goal in third goal in 17 appearances in all competitions. His compatriots, Nosa Igiebor and Godfrey Oboabona, were also in action at the Yeni Rize Şehir stadium. Igiebor was replaced in the 68th minute by Oguzhan Aynaoglu.
The game was Oboabona’s 25th of the campaign while it was Igiebor’s 12th league game.
Raheem Lawal played for all 90 minutes for Kayserispor who were held to a 1-1 draw by Adanaspor.
Sunday Mba featured for 74 minutes before being replaced by Adan Aras in Yeni Matalysapor’s Turkish second division 4-0 defeat away to Sivasspor. His compatriot, Azubuike Okechukwu, was not listed for the encounter.
In Sweden, Alhaji Gero scored his fifth goal of the season for Oestersunds in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Kalmar FF.
In Austria, Kayode Olanrewaju failed to rescue his team Austria Wein from a 2-1 loss away to Wolfsburger AC. The Nigerian striker who has scored 23 goals this term was yellow carded in the stoppage time of his side’s defeat.
In Portugal, Oghenekaro Etebo played for all 90 minutes in Feirense’s 1-0 win over Vitoria Guimaraes.