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Nigerian Forward Bags Brace, Assist To Help St. Pauli Gain Promotion To Bundesliga

Nigerian Forward Bags Brace, Assist To Help St. Pauli Gain Promotion To Bundesliga

England-born Nigerian forward Oladapo Afolayan scored two goals and had an assist as St. Pauli defeated Osnabruck 3-1 in the German Bundesliga 2 on Sunday.

The win confirmed St. Pauli’s promotion to the Bundesliga for next season with one game left to play.

They move up from second place to first place on 66 points.

Afolayan gave St. Pauli a very good start when he scored in the seventh minute.

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In the 58th minute Afolayan got his second of the game to put his side 2-0 ahead.

He then set up his teammate Marcel Hartel to make it 3-0 before the opponent pulled a goal back in the 91st minute.

Afolayan has now scored nine goals, three assist in 30 league appearances this season.

The 26-year-old who has featured for England at youth level is still eligible to play for Nigeria.

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  • Ololo 1 month ago

    I don’t think This player needs a fifa switch before he can play for Nigeria.. and he has said in the past that he sees JJ okocha as his role model and would love to play for Nigeria..

    At a time Simon Moses will not be available , this is the time to cap this dangerous wing star. He is the reason his club is returning to the budesliga after so many years..

    I see no reason why his name should not appear in the next list , if we are serious about winning!

  • JimmyBall 1 month ago

    The idiots running our football made the super Eagles look like a shrine where only anointed Shriners are allowed to be invited to dance… People Like Chukwueze,Moses Simon,Sadiq Umar, Awoniyi are club players and should have their positions tested with new dudes who are brimming with confidence and efficiency that we need… Someone will give me the stick for Moses Simon but I will stand my ground even though he is my tribesman… Moses Simon is not a winger who can cross, dribble well or score goals… depend on him for all those and you fail as a team… The way Lookman Ademola has come into his element creating and scoring goals as a winger should be the yardstick to judge wingers good enough for Super Eagles gametime… We don’t want donkey wingers anymore and pretenders… One-trick ponies also like Chukwueze. The dude Otele of CFR Cluj, Peter Olayinka of Redstar Belgrade and Chuba Akpom should be getting steady Super Eagles callups henceforth including this St.Pauli guy if we can fasttrack his becoming an Eagle… as for Chuba Akpom… His lack of invites is just what I called the worst kept secret in Nigeria football.

  • Players like Dapo Afolayan of St. Pauli and Solanke of Bournemouth should  be given a chance to stake a claim with the Super Eagles to encourage more competition for shirts. This will make the team more potent in attack with adequate substitutes in case of emergency. Thanks

  • Ololo 1 month ago

    Solanke has never shown willingness to play for Nigeria.. with his goals this season, he should get into the English team for the euro and I wish him well..

    He is not better than oshimen and we will not miss him if he plays for England ( I doubt he can bench harry Kane)

    Afolanye wants Nigeria and with his goals helping his club back to budesliga, he is one of the hottest wingers with the Nigerian blood in his veins..

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