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Round-Up: Aina, Awoniyi Score; Nwakaeme Makes Assist

Round-Up: Aina, Awoniyi Score; Nwakaeme Makes Assist

Super Eagles defender Ola Aina scored his first Serie A goal of the season for Torino who beat William Troost Ekong’s ten-man Udinese 1-0 reports Completesports.com.

Aina who is currently on a season loan deal from English Premier League side, Chelsea powered in a brilliant header in the 31st minute to secured maximum points for Torino.


The 22 year old was subbed off for Lorenzo De Silvestri in the 90th minute in his 20th appearance in the Serie A season.

His compatriot, Troost-Ekong was on from start to finish and was cautioned in the 86th minute of the defeat.

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Aina will hope to continue his exploits when Torino take on Napoli in their next league fixture scheduled for Sunday, February 17.

In Belgium, Taiwo Awoniyi scored his third league goal of the season for Royal Excel Mouscron who defeated Gent his parent club 2-1.

The Nigerian gave his side, Royal Excel Mouscron the lead two minutes into the break and six minutes into the second half, Sidney Friede doubled the lead for Royal Excel Mouscron.

Dylan Bronn halved the deficit on the hour mark from the spot for Gent.

In Spain, Kenneth Omeruo posted a good performance for Leganes who spanked Real Betis 3-0 in a Spanish La Liga clash on Sunday.

Henry Onyekuru played 90 minutes for Galatasaray who beat Anthony Nwakaeme’s Trabzonspor 3-1 on Sunday in Turkey.

Nwakaeme provided an assist for Hugo Rodallega to draw Trabzonspor level nine minutes after Mbaye Diagne had scored the opener from the spot for the home team,Galatasaray.

Younes Belhanda’s brace in the second half secured the win for Galatasaray.

Onyekuru has scored nine league goals in 20 appearance since he arrived on loan from Everton in the summer.

Nwakaeme, who is on a four-game goal drought has scored four times in 14 league games. His last goal was against Rizespor on the 23rd of December, 2018.

Galatasaray are currently second in the Super Lig table while Trabzonspor dropped to fifth position.

By Johnny Edward.

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  • Awoniyi finds his feet at a critical time. He’s beaten Osimhen to the Belgian team of the week twice in a row (last week and the week before) and it remains to be seen how Victor responds to this challenge. A nice headache to have for Rohr, although I still think that Victor is ahead of him in the reckoning owing to a consistency over a longer period of time in the Belgian premier league. Whomever misses out in the AFCON dead rubber against the Seychelles and the friendly against Egypt should be good for the under 23s.

    Good also to see the Rightback/Right wingback in safe hands with Ola Aina whilst it remains to be seen if Tyrone can wrestle the position back from him when he returns from injury this month.

    Anthony Nwakaeme is cementing his place in the starting lineup for Trabz with some scintillating displayed balanced out with some average showings and Onyekuru sits as third highest goalscorer in the Turkish premier league.

    Finally William Troost-Ekong (6.4 rating) is being pushed all the way by Omeruo, Awaziem (very good showings (7.4 rating)and Turkish team of the week last week) as well as one quietly producing week after week good stats (average rating by whoscored – between 7.2 and 7.4)in La Liga 2 – Derik Oseide with Numancia

  • Awoniyi scores for the fourth consecutive match and is named in the Belgian team of the week (in an all Nigerian attack alongside Osimhen and Ezekiel) for the third time in five matches.

    It’s a good time to be a Nigerian striker as right now Paul Onuachu and Rilwan Hassan are starting together in the Danish premier League for Midtjylland Vs AaB FC