Victor Osimhen grabbed a brace as Sporting Charleroi advanced into the final of Belgian Europa League Play-off following a 2-1 away win against Kortrijk at the Guldensporenstadion, reports Completesports.com.
Bothe KV Kortrijk and Sporting Charleroi competed in Belgian Play-off 2 (PO2) because they finished the First Division A regular season in the 7 – 15 bracket.
Former U-23 Eagles forward Imoh Ezekiel opened scoring for Kortrijk in the sixth minute.
Osimhen however equalised for Charleroi three minutes before the break after he was set up by Massimo Bruno.
He scored the winning goal four minutes before the hour mark following a pass from Gabrielle Angella.
Sporting Charleroi will clash with Royal Antwerp in the Europa League play-off final on Sunday, May 26. The winner will get an Europa League spot. Royal Antwerp qualified for this crucial match after finishing fifth in the six-team Belgian First Division A title play-offs.
The Nigeria international has now scored 19 goals in 35 appearances in all competitions for Charleroi this season.
The forward who is loan at Charleroi from German side Wolfsburg was named the club’s player of the season last Sunday.
He is part of Nigeria’s 25-man provisional squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Egypt.
By Adeboye Amosu