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Nwakaeme Bags 4th League Goal in Turkey

Nwakaeme Bags 4th League Goal in Turkey

Anthony Nwakaeme scored his fourth league goal of the season for Trabzonspor who smashed Rizespor 4-1 in Sunday’s Turkish Super Lig clash reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Nwakaeme sealed Trabzonspor’s win in the 90th minute of the game after his compatriot Aminu Umar had reduced a three goal deficit for Rizespor.
Abdulkadir Omur scored a brace and Hugo Rodallega bagged the third for Trabzonspor before Aminu’s consolatory goal.
The game was Nwakaeme’s 10th league game of the season.
Ogenyi Onazi also played for 32 minutes before been replaced by Juraj Kucka.
The win moves Trabzonspor up to second place with 29 points from 17 league games.
Trabzonspor are six points adrift leaders Istanbul Basaksehir.
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  • fidelenny 3 years ago

    Nice one from Anthony Nwakeme, a very hardworking striker who had a great stint playing in Israel. Trabzonspor is having a decent run in the Turkish league, occupying the second place on the log.

    You have to keep scoring goals and keep up the form.

    Anthony is a decent striker who has got every quality of a forward: he’s big , strong, skillful and very athletic with impressive goal scoring ability, but I am afraid does not have age on his side.

    He got a look in, in the dead rubber game against the desert Fox of Algeria but failed to grab the opportunity with both hands, as he failed to impress the SE handlers in a game he could have launched himself.

    I felt gutted at his below average showing and I do hope he gets another chance to prove his quality.

  • _Chances Not Taken_

    What you said above Fidelenny reminds me of players who were given chances to prove themselves by Gernot Rohr but did little to convince the German tactician that they deserve place in his new improved Super Eagles.

    Below are 5 notable ones:

    1)Brown Ideye: the 2013 Afcon hero featured in Rohr’s inaugural match against Tanzania in 2016 which the Super Eagles won 1:0. He would go on to feature in Rohr’s inaugural world cup qualifier against Zambia in which his delicious through pass found Iheanacho who scored after embarrassing the Zambian defence and goalkeeper. Nigeria won 2:1.

    Sadly, victory in those 2 games were not enough for Ideye to seal a permanent slot as he missed out on the World Cup and now looks highly unlikely to stage a comeback to the team.

    2)Musa Muhammed: At a time when the Super Eagles were yearning for a quality right full-back, Musa Muhammed emerged as the likely solution to a problem that has plagued the national team for some time.

    Featuring in Rohr’s first game in charge against Tanzania, many had predicted that Musa was in the team to stay. Nothing could be further from the truth!

    The under-17 world cup winning defender did not make a good impression on the German whose search for capable full-backs/wing-backs took him to England, Holland Russia and lately, Germany.

    These days, Musa will have to prove that he is better than the likes of Aina, Ebuehi, Idowu and Collins (full-backs who have been deployed either in the right or left) to work his way back into the team. I haven’t even mentioned Shehu Abdullahi.

    3)Anderson Esiti: The Belgium based midfielder came on in the 73rd minute of the World Cup qualifier away to Zambia in which the Super Eagles won 2:1 to replace Brown Ideye as the German sought to strengthen Nigeria’s hold on the midfield.

    Those days, Wilfred Ndidi hadn’t become the beast that he is nowadays, thus, with Mikel Obi playing a more advance role and Onazi the main holding midfielder, conventional wisdom supported the idea that Esiti was in the team to stay.

    With Ndidi bursting into the scene, including other factors of course, Esiti’s position in the team all but disappeared.

    4)Olanrewaju Kayode: He earned himself an invitation to the national team courtesy of his stellar performances at the Austrian league where he scored almost 1 goal in every other match ( 30 goals in 67 appearances).

    Rohr gave the former youth international a chance to stake a claim to the much coveted number 9 position in the national team.

    Making match day squads and coming off the benches in matches, for example, against South Africa, Senegal and Argentina (the last 2 being friendlies), Kayode failed to impress Gernot Rohr.

    The final nail in his national team coffin was when he moved to the Spanish La Liga only to be unsuccessful in replicating the same form that earned him national team invitation. He would be excluded from both 2018 pre-world cup friendlies and from the final world cup squad.

    5)Dele Alampasu: Having made match day squads in crucial world cup qualifiers against Algeria (at home) and Cameroon, the signs were looking promising for the under-17 world cup winning number 1 goalkeeper.

    The images of him hugging Gernot Rohr and looking straight into the camera in a jubilant mood at different points in the match against Cameroon pointed to a confident young man whose chances were further enhanced by the unfortunate illness to Super Eagles de facto number Carl Ikeme.

    However, it wasn’t Alampasu who made the match day squad against Algeria away on the 10th of November 2017; it was a certain Francis Uzoho.

    With a much bigger body frame and possibilities of playing active club football leading up to the world cup, it was Uzoho, not Alampasu, who had the actual breakthrough on field of play.

    Uzoho took his opportunity with both hands, consigning Ezenwa to number 2 and consigning Akpeyi to number 3 while consigning Alampasu to where he (Uzoho) came from, which is national team obscurity!

  • Edoman of New Jersey, USA 3 years ago

    Deo, thank you for this wonderful historical expose you skillfully and kindly presented to your readers. We Nigerians enjoy reading some thing like this.

    Have a happy holiday, Merry Christmas everybody.

    • Thank you so much sir. Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you too.