By James Agberebi:
Nigerian striker, Joseph Akpala, continued his impressive pre-season form as he scored for his Belgian club Oostende who trounced another Belgian club Mandel United 4-1 on Saturday.
It is Akpala’s second goal in two days as he scored on Friday when Oostende thrashed Belgian club Svelta Melsele 8-0 in another pre-season friendly game.
Kevin Vandendriessche put Oostende 1-0 up in the 37th minute on Saturday before Akpala doubled their lead on the stroke of halftime.
Mandel pulled a goal back to bring the score to 2-1 but Richairo Zivkovic restored Oostende’s two-goal lead when he converted an 85th minute penalty to make it 3-1.
And in the 90th minute, Ibrahim Bah scored to end the game 4-1 to Oostende.
In another pre-season friendly on Saturday, Nigerian forward Peter Olayinka scored two goals for his new Belgian top flight club Zulte-Waregem who beat Sparta Petegem 5-2.
Olayinka scored Zulte-Waregem’s fourth and fifth goals in the 59th and 82nd minutes.
Nill De Pauw and Ndenge (brace) were the other scorers for Zulte-Waregem, while Wesley Basyn and Davy Joye were on target for Sparta Petegem.