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Nigerian Striker Adam Nets Hat-trick In Norwich’ s FA Cup Away Win 

Nigerian Striker Adam Nets Hat-trick In Norwich’ s FA Cup Away Win 

Irish-born Nigerian striker Adam Idah netted his first professional hat-trick as Norwich City beat the home side Preston North End 4-2  in the Third Round of the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday, Completesports.com reports.

Idah, 18, opened scoring as early as the second minute before Onel Hernandez made it 2-0 in the 28th minute.

In the 38th minute, Idah got on the score sheet again to put Norwich 3-0 ahead.

Billy Bodin pulled a goal back for Preston North End in the 48th minute to make it 3-1.

Idah restored Norwich’ s three-goal advantage on 61 minutes to complete his hat-trick.

With six minutes left, Josh Harrop got a consolation goal for Preston.

Born to a Nigerian father and an Irish mother, Idah made his first senior appearance on August 27th 2019, playing the full 90 minutes as Norwich lost 1–0 to Crawley Town in the Carabao Cup.

He made his Premier League debut as a substitute against Crystal Palace on January 1st 2020.

He is a youth international for Ireland and has featured for their U-17, U-18, U-19 and U-21 teams.

By James Agberebi

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  • Dr. Drey 2 years ago

    Waiting patiently for the day omo9ja will claim he discovered this player.

  • Naija, ngwa let’s go for him…. He can stand Osihmen and improve our attack

  • @Dr Drey, my response to your last response to my post on Osimhen is reposted below.

    Good argument @Drey but you completely missed the point. For the record, I singled out Osimhen during the tournament that Rohr should have used him as an alternative to Ighalo. For clarity. And that was in the matches when a speedy striker would have made a world of difference. I did not blame Rohr for preferring Ighalo ahead of him so most of your argument in the last post was just out of context. You said it was because Rohr encouraged him to be strong that made him start playing well. I strongly disagree. The guy simply continued from where he paused with chaleroi when he got to Lille. He just scored a hatrickgl for our Under 23 just before AFCON and if that did not count for something then Rohr was blind. Let’s stop putting argument together for sentiment sake.

    Rohr’s argument for not using him was about not being physical and my response then was that Rohr would not have used Kanu on a good day with that mindset. Osimhen still remained the same kind of striker he was with Chaleroi when he got to lille. His speed, tireless run and positioning have always been his advantage, not the attributes Rohr was trying to impose on him. A blind person might see a player that is ripe for the stage right in front of him and still call him inexperienced. Rohr believed in him but failed to see a striker who was ready to take the stage by storm at a defining moment for the team. That was a blunder as far as I am concerned.
    Well we are free to agree to disagree on this matter but I DEFINITELY made the point during AFCON on this group that Rohr simply did not use him because of the typical German mentality of physical football. And I said Osimhen’s speed would have been of immense advantage during AFCON matches when it was obvious it was not Igjalo’s day.

    Don’t turn this argument around as if I was saying Rohr should have benched Ighalo for him or as if I only made the case after AFCON was over. Neither is true. To some, Rohr will never make a mistake while to some he will never do anything right. I do not belong to either of the two groups. If you believe his judgment was right, that definitely is your take on the matter. But I will stick to the same point that I have been making since AFCON. Rohr could have done a lot better without being too rigid. It is not still going to help the team going forward. He messed up regarding Osimhen in AFCON and all the argument you have made were by no means convincing about this point I was making. It’s not about painting Rohr as a bad coach giving the fact that we are all human. But to keep going all out to justify his wrong call at that particular instance is nothing but sentiment. And that will never help us in the future.