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Roundup: Musa Fires Libya Warning, Hits Goal No.5 In Saudi Arabia; Eduok Hits Brace; Igbonu, Osimhen Also On Target

Roundup: Musa Fires Libya Warning, Hits Goal No.5 In Saudi Arabia; Eduok Hits Brace; Igbonu, Osimhen Also On Target

By Johnny Edward:
Ahmed Musa scored his fifth league goal for Al Nassr Riyadh in Friday’s 5-1 home win over Al Hazm in the Saudi Pro League, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Musa who is expected to lead the Super Eagles out against Libya in next Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State scored the opener for Al Nassr Riyadh in the 26th minute but Rodolfo de Almeida Guimaraes drew the visitors level six minutes later.

A brace from Giuliano Victor de Paula and strikes from Nordin Amrabat in the 74th minute and Mohammed Al Sahlawi five minutes later extended Al Nasr Riyadh’s winning streak to seven games in all competitions.

The game was Musa’s fifth league start of the season since he joined the club from Leicester City.


Al Nassr Riyadh now lead the Saudi Pro League with 15 points from five games.


Emem Samuel Eduok celebrates his goal for Kasimpasa

In Turkey, Emem Eduok scored a brace for Kasimpasa who returned to winning ways recording a 3-1 home win over Goztepe at the Tayyip Erdogan Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey.

The win was Kasimpasa’s first in their last four league games in the Turkish Super Lig.

The Nigerian forward found the back of the net in the 21st minute and doubled his team’s lead in the 47th minute of the encounter.

Ahmed Trezeguet put the game beyond reach of Goztepe with a third in the 69th minute of the encounter.

Eduok has now scored four goals in eight Turkish Super Lig games this season.

At the Arsenal Stadium in Russia, Sylvester Igbonu scored his third league goal for FC UFA who were held to a 1-1 draw away at Arsenal Tula in the Russian Premier League on Friday.


Sylvester Igbonu on target for FC Ufa

Igbonu shot FC UFA into the lead on the stroke of half time but Georgi Kostadinov salvaged a point for Arsenal Tula in the 70th minute of the encounter.

The 28 year old forward has made nine league appearances for FC UFA this season.

In Belgium, Victor Osimhen scored his second league goal in the Belgian Pro Division league on Friday for Sporting Charleroi who lost 2-1 away to Cercle Brugge at the Jan Breydel Stadium in Brugges.

It was Osimhen’s third start in five games for Sporting Charleroi since he arrived on loan at the club from Wolfsburg.


Osimhen scores for Sporting Charleroi

Osimhen drew his side level in the 32nd minute after they trailed through a goal from Dylan De Belder earlier. An own goal from Francisco Martos gave the hosts, Cercle Brugge a 2-1 lead three minutes into the second half.

In the Italian Serie A, Ola Aina made his eight appearance for Torino who defeated Frosinone 3-2 at the Olimpico Stadium on Friday.

The Nigeria international who is expected to hit the Super Eagles camp next Monday ahead of next weekend’s 2019 African Nations Cup qualifier against Libya was replaced in the 65th minute of the encounter by Vittorio Parigini.

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  • Super Excited with the form of Nigeria players in Europe. Ahmed Musa,Super Eagles stand in captain has been blazing the trail with goals since his warm reception at Al Nasser. The winger cum strike. Who had a delightful world cup at the summer,  has not taken his foot off the pedal as he’s continue to bang in goals for his new team ahead of the crucial AFCON engagement with Libya. 

    Though not invited for the Libya game, Emem Eduok has been in a superb form lately for Kasimpasa where a recorded a brace for his team in the 3-1 win over Goetze. With a total haul of 6 goals, the quality of the left footed dazzler with amazing dribbling skills in not in doubt. It could be recalled the former Akwa Ibom forward has unbeatable goal scoring record of 23 goals tied. 
    Given his outstanding quality, he faces tough competition from the likes of Ahmed Musa, Henry, Simon, Kalu,Success to be invited for Super Eagles. Trust Rohr and his crew are following up on him. 

    Interestingly,one of Nigeria’s former golden eaglet invite and England under 20 world cup winning team member, Oviedo Ejaria has found a new lease of life under Steve Gerrard at Rangers. The On loan midfielder from Liverpool has made great strides since moving on loan to Rangers and has capped brilliant season so far with eye catching performance . A midfielder in the mould of Mikel Obi with intelligent ball passes and ball distribution would be a great addition to the Super Eagles with the impending exit of John Obi Mikel.   

  • osimhen is always osimhen. and csn pls make ur articles straight forward, it is osimhen 3rd goal and not 2nd goal