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Carabao Cup: Success, Balogun Star In Watford, Brighton Wins

Carabao Cup: Success, Balogun Star In Watford, Brighton Wins

Nigeria forward Isaac Success bagged two assists as Watford recorded a 3-0 home win against Coventry City in their Carabao Cup Second Round clash at the Vicarage Road on Tuesday night, reports Completesports.com.

Success provided the assist for Senegalese striker Ismaila Sarr’s opening goal in the 37th minute and also passed to Darryl Janmmat for the Hornets’ second goal for the game.


Former Flying Eagles midfielder Tom Dele-Bashiru took the place of Sarr in the 72nd minute for his first appearance for the club since summer arrival.

At the Memorial Stadium, Leon Balogun made his first appearance of the season for Brighton & Hove Albion who defeated their hosts Bristol City 2-1.

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Balogun featured for the entire duration of the game.

Little known Nigerian forward Victor Adeboyejo was in the starting line-up for Bristol Rovers in the Carabao Cup game.

Adeboyejo was replaced by Clarke-Harris in the 63rd minute.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Obidee 2 years ago

    First start by Balogun and second action by Success.. Tom Dele-Bashiru first action in Watford Jersey.. Not a bad one at all..Balogun more of that..

  • Pompei 2 years ago

    Ehn? Balogun started a game for B&H? Dem dey sell moi-moi for McDonalds? I will not believe this until I see the highlights! Going straight to youtube to check it out!

    • When I said sometime ago that Balogun will not make the ‘bench of the week’, let alone ‘team of the week’, you thought I was joking.

      He actually did play yesterday but it really bad that Balogun doesn’t even make the bench for Brighton’s Premier League matches.

      It is Brighton we are talking about not Manchester United.

      • Balogun not playing is definitely not related to Football reason. Balogun is top quality no doubt about that. People that know Football know this too well.

  • Chima E Samuels 2 years ago

    This is only Efl cup and window closes on the second of sept they should not be deceived if they don’t start the next matches they should be making arrangements to make deadline moves else they will grow old playing only cups and sitting in the bench during premier league.

  • Massimo10 2 years ago

    The corrupt characteristics of our coaches which they exhibited in the manner with players were selected for the last U-20 WC in Poland might hunt us for ages. It may affect our chances of recruiting other foreign-born players into our teams. Some of them have started pulling out of the team camping program scheduled for the forthcoming U-17 WC.
    CS will never report something like this.

    • Greenturf 2 years ago

      Because you are foreign born does not guarantee a place for you in Nigerian team.You have to prove you are better than those you met in camp otherwise you don’t have a place in the team,and if you feel hard done by getting dropped and decide not to accept future invites that’s your choice Nigeria is huge and talents aplenty.
      That aside,this stereotype notion of corruption by our coaches is getting really boring.Can you prove he took bribe to make his final selections?I bet you do not have a prove so stop being stereotyped.Because the team exited in the second round does not prove anything it doesn’t make the coach corrupt.Failures to win tournaments does not always suggests corruption from officials.By the way winning tournaments is not our birth right.Sometimes you win and also lose sometimes it’s what it’s .
      The same coach you are calling corrupt is in the AAG final with largely same players he worked with prior and at the under 20 world cup,the same players you accused of getting into the team through the back door.

      • Ayphillydegreat 2 years ago

        Lol! Greenturf. Nigerians and stereotype. The same Sambisa 11 are in the final of the AAG with a chance to win the gold. Nigerians needs to learn to be patient and humble, this attitude of quick fixes and arrogance will not take us anywhere. Grooming talents for the future should be our main focus at under age competition not necessarily winning it with players of questionable ages. Spain, France, Germany, England invested in their youth teams for a ten year program before reaping the rewards. As long as talented players like Chukwueze, Osimhen, Dele Bashiru and the likes can continue to be discovered the SuperEagles will be better for it.

        • Greenturf 2 years ago

          Absolutely Aphillidegreat man,our primary objective should be discovering talents from this youth teams.At least we got Tom Dele Bashiru from that team,a premiership player and a future super eagles.And I believe from that same team a couple of players could emerge to form the next generation of super eagles.

      • Adisboy 2 years ago

        Let’s be real Greenturf. This team is rubbish. The AAG is a massive downgrade in quality from the U20 AFCON, not to talk of the World Cup. This was indeed a wasted generation. I hope we don’t make the same mistakes with current U17s.

        • Ayphillydegreat 2 years ago

          The team is rubbish, but Makanjuola has just signed a Five year deal with Leganes in Spain who are in Morocco watching his displays at the AAG. A rubbish team shouldn’t have a player scouted by a La Liga team.

  • My brother don’t defend what is obvious , our team to the last World cup was an embarrassment . It wasn’t so much about going out early,it was the way they played,haba,those guys were not the best Nigeria could offer at that level. Since after the World cup how many of them have been snapped up by clubside in Europe or moved on to better club side. Besides,we know of what happened when Emmanuel Adebayo came to Nigeria as a 17yr old, then recently we came to know that a Nigerian u17 coach demanded for bribe from David Alaba when his parents took him to the u17 camp but they refused and took him back to Austria . Can we say we don’t miss him today or that we didn’t miss Adebayo . Do you know how many cases like that ,that had taken place without our knowing, These foreign based Nigerians will spend their time and money to fly their children to our team camps only to be treated like as if they are not Nigerians, We should keep on calling them out otherwise they will go on destroying our football. The damage our football administrators and some coaches have done to our football is the reason we hardly qualify for Nation’s cup these days, it is the reason our under 17 and u20 teams struggle to qualify for World Cup by coming 4th in African qualifiers when we are larger and more populated than the first three countries combined. Now they say they want to host the World cup for women u20 and yet we don.t have any program for grassroots development,no football in schools and about 80% of our youths are in school yet we want to win the World cup, What a shame. Anyone defending the rot in our football is part of the problem.

    • Kai,even Alaba ‍? Such a pity.

    • Ayphillydegreat 2 years ago

      According to recent reports Alaba himself said nobody requested bribe from him amongst the U17 coaches. I don’t even think he was in camp with them. So there’s no iota of truth in your bribery allegations. No evidence, no proof it’s all figments of imaginations. There’s a reason we’ve won five U17 titles and never won a single U20 title. My humble opinion is we don’t need to win at all cost at youth level. Makanjuola has now signed with Leganes in Spain due to his performance at the AAG.

      • At least this one is true by @ Frank:
        “It wasn’t so much about going out early,it was the way they played,haba,those guys were not the best Nigeria could offer at that level.”
        So he isn’t talking of WINNING AT ALL COSTS PLS.A man is talking of massive grassroot development and you think he is talking of win at all costs?

        On Alaba, I can as well doubt your source-recent reports.
        It’s your word against his,until we can verify further who is right.

        • Ayphillydegreat 2 years ago

          They were not the best Nigeria can offer at that level?? Abeg park well. What happened to Chile 87 set?? LEEEMAOO!!! Just because you want to support someone blindly. At least five players from Aigboguns team to Poland can go ahead and have stellar careers. Dele Bashiru, Ozonwanfor, Ogbu, Makanjuola, Okon are all good prospects. Please say sim else you don’t have a point here.

          • Very good one for Makanjuola,infact our players are now beginning to once again get the respect they deserve in Europe. I’d say Spain eh,you don’t have the cash England has, you can invest in our youth players at a cheaper rate just like Germany is currently doing with young English players.

            Ofcourse,one two or four players don’t make a team.The best managers mould a TEAM,I mean a team(11players,each bringing something crucial to the table,to form a peculiar playing pattern). Mou,Ancelloti,Pep or klopp know that too well.
            Nigeria has our way of plying this round leather game.
            Even that our 1999,U20 WorldCup flop of a team,still produced a future captain in Joseph Yobo,Ikedia moved to Ajax,Julius Aghahowa,Samuel Okunowo,Haruna Babangida didn’t fair badly with different moves after that failed WorldCup. Yet that 1999 set was definitely poor.

            @Frank,talked of clubs not coming for d players immediately after d WCup,only as an indicator,but truth is a club(s) can buy a player(s) for several reasons. That does not however, confer merit on that team. I think this is a fact beyond argument.

            So like the 1999 set,like the 2019 set. Bad teams,bad team play. Calling a spade,a spade pls.

          • Ayphillydegreat 2 years ago

            You assumed they’re the worst that’s why I talked about past U20 teams that have flopped in the past yet they still produce some talents. Since when did every 11 members of a U20 WorldCup winning team ever progressed directly to their national team??? You’re comparing club football with the U20s I gave up.

  • The World as written above was referring to U20 World cup

  • Olupotan 2 years ago

    Victor Osimhen just scored a brace to be the leading scorer in ligue 1.
    The second goal was out of this world!!!

    • And that’s a team that’s supposed to have George Weah’s son-Timothy- as the standout star. Not to take anything from Timothy,Victor is shining bright.
      Now see how much Pepe was sold,see how much Weah and Victor were bought together. Lille must be so elated at this piece of ingenious business.

      Yet Victor was this good before he arrived Lille. It just goes to show what our players often go through and many times we become part of the problem by blaming them needlessly for not being in big clubs,as if it’s always their fault.
      His former club would be saying “had I known” now, because they could easily have made more with Victor’s sale.
      Na dem know.

      That’s why I tell leagues like French,Spain- una nor get money like English,wisely go South America,buy Brazilians et al,come Africa buy players,eg Nigerian players; they come cheap, yet they will deliver like those costly ones.

      Well done Victor.

  • You can as well show where I said so,brother-you assumed,not me @ay.
    Who talked about players progressing directly from U20 team to d senior team?Who compared club futbal to U20 futbal?
    Hmm pls when you read me well,we can talk.