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Round Up: Awoniyi, Osimhen, Chukwueze, Eleke Hit Target; Aina Returns

Round Up: Awoniyi, Osimhen, Chukwueze, Eleke Hit Target; Aina Returns

Three Nigerian international, Victor Osimhen, Taiwo Awoniyi, and Samuel Chukwueze were on target for their respective teams in Sunday’s league games across Europe Completesports.com reports.

Osimhen scored his 11th league goal of the season from the spot for ten-man Sporting Charleroi who came from a goal down to beat Royal Antwerp 2-1 in the Belgium Pro Division League.

The 20-year-old restored parity for Sporting Charleroi seven minutes after Amara Baby had shot the hosts, into the lead in the 24th minute. Massimo Bruno secured the win with 18 minutes left to play.

The game was his 24th of the season for Sporting Charleroi.

At the Stade Le Canonnier, Taiwo Awoniyi scored his seventh league goal in eight appearances for nine-man Royal Excel Mouscron who were held to a 1-1 draw at home to St.Truiden.

He was replaced in the 75th minute for Frantzdy Pierrot.

In Spain, Samuel Chukwueze scored his third Spanish La Liga goal of the season for Villarreal who beat Moses Simon’s Levante 2-0 in a La Liga clash on Sunday.

Chukwueze came on for Gerard Moreno in the 69th minute of the game to seal his side’s fifth win of the season in additional time.

The game was his 16th La Liga appearance of the season for Villarreal. Meanwhile, Simon starred from start to finish in the encounter as a wing back in the defeat.

In Italy, Ola Aina shrugged off his injury worries to replace Lorenzo De Silvestri in the 69th minute of Torino’s 2-1 away win over Frosinone. The game was Aina’s 23rd of the season.

In Swiss League, Blessing Eleke bagged 13th goal of the campaign for Luzern who beat ST Gallen 1879 3-0 on Sunday. Eleke wrapped his side’s 10th league win of the season in the 85th minute of the encounter.

The game was his 29th of the season across all competition.

Also in Switzerland, Stephen Odey played for 80 minutes before he was replaced for Lavdim Zumberi in FC Zurich’s 2-2 draw away at Thun.

Odey who has scored eight league goals this season has gone five games without finding the back of the net.

In Turkey, the trio of Chidozie Awaziem, Okechukwu Azubuike and Aminu Umar powered Rizespor to a 3-0 home win over Kayserispor.

While the duo of Awaziem and Azubuike starred for the entire duration of the game Umar was subbed off for Marwane Saadane in the 75th minute.

In Slovenia,S tanley Amuzie made his debut for Aluminij who lost 3-0 away to Domzale.

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  • Chima E Samuels 5 years ago

    Coach Rohr what can you say about Chukwueze vs Simon today I am not saying Simon is bad but Chukwueze is a lite! A good coach can’t drop this lad for a bit I’m weeping atm!

    • Walking 5 years ago

      I seem not to understand yet the reason he dropped that lad…

    • Are you saying that chukwueze is better than Moses simeon? Even if he is better the latter is more experienced than him and can play as wing back which is our second formation . Besides they are not playing the same position.

      • Chima E Samuels 5 years ago

        Yes seen this news on owngoal but we never got a confirmation of this agreements between the two coaches. Sometimes owngoal will give false and sometimes real news but most of their news just like allNigeria soccer news of which I give a little credit to for their updates on Nigeria players abroad are mostly based on assumptions they don’t get a direct source to the coaches or players like complete sports do. But I hope Rohr never drops this guy from the afcon else ground will open!

        • Dr. Drey 5 years ago

          I’m sure they wouldn’t write this exclusively if it weren’t truly exclusive.

        • Chima E Samuels 5 years ago

          Seen this as well i will rather we wait for an official list because if you read this well its not official and we are yet to see here in Complete sports any tangible real news about the U23 except some list of virtually unknown players that was released last two weeks or so. Owngoal once gave a news about inclusion of musa Muhammed but in the end it was based on assumption which never materialised. Since then i only read their news for entertainment and not taking them alongside allnigeria soccer news seriously

          • Dr. Drey 5 years ago

            “There is a state of mind and a group that has won almost all their games since the 2018 World Cup. There was no reason to change. Except for those who will play for the under 23 who play at the same time an important match. We have the ambition to retain the lead of Group E with a win,” he added. – G. Rohr speaking.
            Kindly underline the sentence….There was no reason to change. Except for those who will play for the under 23 who play at the same time an important match…
            Which means ‘some members’ of the SE were penciled down to feature for the U23s for an important match at about the same time the SE will play.

  • Asoko Emmanuel 5 years ago

    Great for this guys the debate goes on.

  • Larry 5 years ago

    Gernot rohr was just bias by not including chukwueze on that list,not that he lost form he just didn’t fit into villareal’s new 3-5-2 formation,that was why he lost his starting spot

  • Greenturf 5 years ago

    Interesting performances from our boys.
    Meanwhile,the duo of Awaziem and Azubuike Okechukwu have brought with them this winning vibes that eluded this Rizespor team prior to them joining the team in the winter windows.
    I have clamoured particularly for the invitation of Zubby so much that I’m exhausted because obviously I was talking to the wall.Apparently,anytime he’s invited I don’t see anyone stopping him from taking his rightful place in the first team of the super eagles.His exclusion is a big mistake that needs attention,someone needs to whisper in the ears of the gaffer who has obviously turned a blind eyes to this gifted maestro.
    Kudos to Awoniyi.Keep on scoring lad and it’s just a matter of time before you get your well deserved chance.

    • Glory. 5 years ago

      On Azubuike, you re spot on. Rohr is beginning to baffle me with his invitation of players. Azubuike is a top quality player n it surprises me Rohr is ignoring him.

    • Chima E Samuels 5 years ago

      Siaone willl never snub zubby only a good coachie knows a good player 

  • Oakfield 5 years ago

    Indeed, so your siaone is a good coach and Better than Rohr? Can we stop celebrating mediocrity in this country for once! Your siaone is yet to get a job in Africa let alone in Nigeria. If he was that good, why is he still jobless? The coach can’t invite every player at the same time. Nigeria has a lot of talented players scattered within and abroad and the lucky get a chance to wear the national colours while the rest wait for their time.

    • KAMALU 5 years ago

      Oakville, Sampson Siasia won bronze and silver at the Olympics and won silver at the junior u20 world cup. Rohr has never won a feeding bottle in his career. Pay Siasia 47k Euro with the incentive rohr is getting he will perform. Let us stop this inferiority complex about a white man. 

      • Dr. Drey 5 years ago

        “Rohr has never won a feeding bottle in his career”
        Fat lie. Big fat lie.

      • Edoman of NewJersey,USA 5 years ago

        Siasia who ????????. Get a life.

    • Chima E Samuels 5 years ago

      I will not argue this but do you think Rohr with all those shady NFF pre Olympic arrange will come 7th in the Olympic pls answer!

      • Dr. Drey 5 years ago

        Rohr will win the olympics with 33 year olds masqurading as u23. Now let me ask my own question, Do you think ur beloved siasia will win league medal, UEFA cup silver medal and the Swiss FA cup medal…? Why hasnt he also been able to win anything in the same rag tag Nigerian league where the likes of Eguavoen (of all people – no disrespect), imama amakpakabo, kenedy boboye (who has taken 3 different clubs to top 4 placing in the last 4 years) and fidelis ilechukwu have distinguished themselves. Lastly, why is ur sia1 still jobless running to 3 years if he’s so awesome

  • Aquilani 5 years ago

    @ Kamalu, beautiful records by Siaone.. However he won those wares with youth teams which are quite different from the Super Eagles. Lest we forget, he did no such ‘winnings’ when saddled with the Super Eagles job. Free Rohr & let him do his job.

    • Dr. Drey 5 years ago

      Leave them. Every senior team he has handled ended in failure. Even eguavoen (no disrespect to him) won something both at club and national team level and is currently coaching somewhere in europe. Some people coached 3 nigerian league teams, relegated 2 and crashed out of the Caf CL group stage bottom of the group with the same team that was runner up the previous year and have been jobless since not qualifying the SE for AFCON. Let him be parading his youth team medals up and down, i’m yet to see how youth team succeses improves fifa rankings. lolz.

  • Bomboy 5 years ago

    Our coach is spoiled for choice. Awoniyi is not letting up amd Chukwueze os back at his best. Hopefully, the coach will look their way soon.

    And who is this blessing Eleke? No one is
    talking about him but he seems to be on fire for his club…

  • Adisboy 5 years ago

    Guys calm down. Chukwueze will be at the AFCON.He just needs to help the U23 defeat Libya, which is more important. Remember that the U23 coach is Rhor’s assistant.

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