By Johnny Edward:
West Brom forward Victor Anichebe was on target for West Brom in their 4-0 thumping of Bristol Rovers in their final pre-season game at the Memorial Ground on Friday.
The Nigerian striker, who replaced Saido Berahino in the 56th minute, scored his side’s fourth goal after Craig Gardner‘s 34th minute goal was sandwiched by a brace from Baggies new signing Rickie Lambert.
It was Anichebe’s third strike of pre-season.
His compatriot Brown Ideye also replaced brace hero Rickie Lambert in the encounter.
In Belgium, Super Eagles winger Moses Simon helped his Belgian side Gent win maximum points in Friday’s 1-0 win over Genk, who paraded another Nigerian defender Wilfred Ndidi for 45 minutes.
Simon who lasted 66 minutes in the encounter was fouled in the box in the 43rd minute and the resultant spot kick was converted by Sven Kums.
While Simon received a standing ovation when he was replaced by Kenneth Saief, Bryan Heynen substituted Ndidi at half time.
Also in Norway, William Troost Ekong made a winning debut for FK Haugesund in their 1-0 win away to Vikings.
In Russia, Sylvester Igboun earned his Russian side FC UFA a point when he scored his first goal for the club their 1-1 draw against Kuban Krasnodar.
Igboun leveled scores in the 51st minute after Vladislav Ignatiev had handed the hosts the lead in the 35th minute.