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RoundUp: Nwankwo Hits Double For Crotone; Omeruo Missing

RoundUp: Nwankwo Hits Double For Crotone; Omeruo Missing

Simy Nwankwo scored twice to help his side Crotone to a 2-1 win away at Carpi in the Serie B. The double took Simy’s tally to 11 this season reports Completesports.com.

The 26 years old lanky forward opened scoring for his side from the spot in the 19th minute before adding another in the 64th minute. Carpi reduced the deficit through Fabrizio Poli but it was not enough to earn his side a point.

Super Eagles defender William Troost Ekong played all 90 minutes for Udinese in Saturday’s 2-0 home win over Genoa at the Dacia Arena in the Italian Serie A.

Ekong who captained the Super Eagles to a 1-0 victory over Egypt in an international friendly last Tuesday has made 28 appearances for Udinese

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In the Spanish La Liga, Kenneth Omeruo was not listed for Leganes as they beat Getafe 2-0 away Alfonso Perez stadium. Omeruo has made 23 starts this season.

Samuel Chukwueze played as a wingback for Villarreal in Saturday’s 3-2 win over Celta Vigo. The Nigerian U23 winger played for 70 minutes in his 18th league appearance before he was replaced by Pablo Fornals.

In the Segunda division Ramon Azeez, made his third start for Granada who lost 2-1 away at Numancia. Azeez has made eight appearances for Granada since he joined from Lugo.

In Belgium, Taiwo Awoniyi came on for Sidney Friede in the 59th minute for Royal Excel Mouscron who lost 3-1 away to Kortrijk in Saturday’s Europa League group B playoff clash.

Paul Onuachu fired blanks for FC Midtjylland in their goalless draw at home to FC Nordsjaelland.

In Norway, Aremu Afeez saw yellow in the 45th minute as IK Start lost 1-0 away to Aalesund.

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  • Greenturf 2 years ago

    Is Omeruo under suspension?I think he was suspended for the next game after the international break.
    Meanwhile,Simmy has been in great shape for Crotone lately but he seems to have fallen out of favour from the super eagles gaffer.His mistake was going down with Crotone had he secured a move to remain in the elite divisions and scoring goals he would still be in the team.Sad because he didn’t do badly in his time with the super eagles.
    However anything could still happen between now and may he need is to keep scoring and hoping it gets the attention of one the best coaches in African football heading to Egypt.

    • Both Omeruo (one game) and Aina (three games) are suspended.

      I think Simy has had his time with the SE, he never looked like he was doing anything positive in the SE jersey. Onuachu will do better. One of Simy’s problems is as a team in Belguim sad, when they started negotiating with him, six agents said they were working for him and they didnt know who to deal with, so they looked elsewhere

  • Why do we clamour for any player that scores to be in National setup. The National team is not a dumping ground where struggling players display thier mediocre talent.
    We should be looking for a better LB, attacking midfielders with the ability of killer passes and also a better keeper.
    This shimmy of a guy has no business in the super Eagles.

    • greenturf 2 years ago

      @Mike Simmy is no mediocre player far from it,neither is he a fantastic footballer but he’s a good bin pole striker who can add value to our team if properly used.

  • So long there is vacancy for a big tall old fashion centre forward in the Super Eagles, then Simmy will remain relevant for the next 4 years at least in the national team set up.

    The 2018 World Cup participant will however need to be playing regularly at a high level whilst also scoring goals for him to be considered for future assignments.

    At 26 years of age, Simmy should concentrate on securing a lucrative contract to a top division side so that he can at least be in contention for post-2019 Afcon tournament assignments.

    The only issue is that players like Simmy needs to start matches to get the best of them. They are not the kinds of players you bring on late in a match to run at a tired defence because – simply put – Simmy hasn’t got the pace to do that.

    Which is why it baffled me immensely when Rohr introduced him so late into matches at the World Cup in Russia!

    In any event, Simmy remains relevant to the national team as things stand however he is not expected to make the list for the 2019 Afcon.

  • Pompei 2 years ago

    I honestly think Simy was not given enough time to show himself. He has the game to compete at the highest level. A confident, in form Simy will definitely add value to the national team. Taking Ighalo, Onuachu, Osimhen and Simy to the Afcon may not be the worst idea. Remember, strong benches win tournaments! When I look at our squad possibles, we definitely have lots of options. I can comfortably draw up 2 separate starting elevens that are each formidable in their own right. I hope Rohr is fully alive to all the exciting possibilities. One thing that will not help us out though, is excluding good players prematurely. Simy should get another chance. Let’s see him for 45 mins minimum in the next friendly. His performance might end up being a pleasant surprise 🙂