Ambrose Wins Fourth Scottish Title; Mbakogu Misses Penalties, Scores

Ambrose Wins Fourth Scottish Title; Mbakogu Misses Penalties, Scores

By James Agberebi:

Nigeria defender Efe Ambrose and his Celtic team-mates were crowned Scottish Premiership champions after defeating Aberdeen 3-2 on Sunday.


Ambrose, who started from the bench, was introduced for Charles Mulgrew in the 46th minute.

Patrick Roberts scored twice and Mikael Lustig added another goal to give Celtic a 3-0 lead, before Niall McGinn and Andrew Considine reduced the deficit.

It is Celtic’s fifth straight title win and 47th in their history. It is Ambrose’s fourth league title with Celtic since joining them in 2012.

In England, Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho were in action as Arsenal held Manchester City to a 2-2 draw.

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Iwobi later made way for Theo Walcott on 59 minutes, while Iheanacho was replaced by Raheem Sterling in the 71st minute.

Still in England, Odion Ighalo’s goal drought continued as Watford lost 2-0 to Liverpool at Anfield.

Ighalo featured in the encounter for 90 minutes.

In the Italia Serie A, Uche Mbakogu, scored Carpi’s only goal in their 3-1 home defeat to Lazio.

Mbakogu scored in the 84th minute to make it 3-1.

Prior to his goal, Mbakogu had missed two penalty kicks in the game. One in the 12th minute while the other was in the 41st minute.

The goal was his second in 24 appearances this season.

Meanwhile, Ogenyi Onazi, who replaced Felipe Anderson on 51 minutes, provided the assist for Lazio’s third goal scored by Miroslav Klose.

Ikechukwu Uche was in action for Malaga in their 1-0 away loss to Celta Vigo in the Spanish La Liga.

Uche was introduced for Duje Cop, with 10 minutes remaining in the match.

In Belgium, Moses Simon saw action for Gent as they lost 4-1 to Club Brugge in the Belgian play-offs.

The Super Eagles winger was introduced for Thomas Foket in the 60th minute.

In another play-offs game, Imoh Ezekiel was an unused substitute in Anderlecht’s 2-1 win against Oostende.

Joseph Akpala however played throughout the game in Oostende’s colours.

In the Portuguese league, Super Eagles defender Abdullahi Shehu was on for Uniao de Madeira who were beaten 1-0 by Boavista.

The right-back played for 90 minutes in the defeat.

And in Turkey, Godfrey Oboabona and his team Rizespor were mauled 6-0 away to Trabzonspor.

The former Sunshine Stars defender was through into the fray on 54 minutes, replacing Umit Kurt.

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