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Nwofor, Umar On Target; Ikeme Can’t Stop Forest

Nwofor, Umar On Target; Ikeme Can’t Stop Forest

By James Agberebi:

Nigerian forward Uche Nwofor scored his first league goal for Boavista in their 1-1 home draw against Estoril who had Anderson Esiti on the bench.


Nwofor, whose Nigerian team-mates Gabriel Reuben and Michael Uchebo did not feature in the game, struck in the 25th minute to put Boavista 1-0 up.

He was later replaced by Emmanuel Hackman in the 37th minute.

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In Turkey, Nigerian striker Aminu Umar also opened his goal account for Osmanlispor who beat Bursaspor 4-0 away from home.

Umar scored with six minutes remaining to make it 4-0 for Osmanlispor.

Other scorers for Osmanlispor were Alioune Ndiaye (brace) and Raul Andrei Rusescu.

In the English Championship, Super Eagles keeper Carl Ikeme was in goal for Wolverhampton Wanderers but failed to keep a clean sheet as they played 1-1 against visiting Nottingham Forest.

Ethan Ebanks-Landell gave Wolves the lead on 15 minutes before Dexter Blackstock equalized for Forest with 10 minutes left.

At Ewood Park, Nigerian midfielder Hope Akpan made an appearance for Blackburn who beat Rotherham United 1-0.

A Luke Hyam 30th minute own-goal, sealed the win for Blackburn.

And in Belgium, Nigerian defender Wilfred Ndidi was on for 90 minutes as Genk held homers Westerlo to a 0-0 draw.

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