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Roundup: Sadiq On Target As Partizan Pip Vojvodina; Akpeyi Stars In Chiefs’ Shootout Win Vs Pirates

Roundup: Sadiq On Target As Partizan Pip Vojvodina; Akpeyi Stars In Chiefs’ Shootout Win Vs Pirates

Nigeria forward Umar Sadiq was on target as recorded a 4-0 home win against Vojvodina in their Serbian Superliga clash on Saturday afternoon, reports Completesports.com.

Sadiq scored Partizan’s fourth goal of the game in the 69th minute.


The 22-year-old has has now scored six goals in 11 league appearances for the club this season.


Sadiq and teammate celebrate after netting one of the Partizan Belgrade’s goals in 4-0 thrashing of Vojvodina in a Serbian Superliga clash

Zenith Ziva

In South Africa, Daniel Akpeyi was the hero once again as Kaizer Chiefs defeated Orlando Pirates 4-2 on penalties in their Telkom Knockout quarter-final clash at the Moses Mabida Stadium, Durban.

Both sides battled to a 2-2 draw after 120 minutes of energy-sapping football.

Akpeyi then saved twice in the penalty ahootout to help the Amakhosi seal a place in the semi-finals.

It would be recalled that he saved two penalty kicks in the Chiefs’ previous round win against Cape Town City.

Kaizer Chiefs won the game 4-2 after the tie ended 1-1.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Samchi 2 years ago

    Akpeyi has always been good at spot kicks same reason why he is playing in the South African league after making a penalty save in one of Super Eagles friendly match in South Africa.
    Still got in him though_

  • Akpyi prove them wrong you are fine goalkeeper

  • Sadiq Umar is now undoubtedly Nigeria’s most prolific striker in Europe at the moment with 7 goals in 12 league games and 2 goals in the Europa league that won him a spot in the Europa league team of that week. He also scored 1 goal in the Europa league qualifiers.

    My message for him is not to be complacent but continue to show hunger, drive and determination.

    He may, or may not get a Super Eagles call up in the short term. But, continuing this sort of performances consistently will serve his career well in the long term.

    Regarding Akpeyi, Kaizer Chiefs’ hierarchy now have a decision to make when Khune comes back: do they stick with the 32 year old or do they stick him up by reinstating Khune as number one despite Akpeyi’s stellar performances?

    Akpeyi is now benefiting from injuries to his club side and national team number one goalkeepers.

    Did it have to take injuries before for observers to realise what has been obvious all this time? That Akpeyi is a shot-stopping, penalty saving top quality goalkeeper!

    This, despite his poor body language and occasional comedy moments!

  • Akpeyi is home grown, he lacks the modern attributes of an European trained goalkeeper, but he is a good keeper.. How many of our goal keepers have made it in South Africa of recent. He didn’t get the football education others around him had, so it’s shows by his body language.. I know some would mention uzoho that he is home grown too but remember he had a bit of football training at quter before joining u17 of 2013..
    Let’s give him another chance he has done well

  • Oshimen needs another striker to complement him.. He was understudy to igahlo for a long time before he started doing well. An onuachu might not be the player to complement him so others should be given the chance. So sad an inheanacho is no more in contention, but I feel by next year he would be back to the team, the coach of Leicester recently said he trains like an animal, he is just passing through a difficult moments like the one oshimen had in wolfburg and would bounce back soon. But for now a sadiz is close to getting an invite Same as an okereke

    • Aza man 2 years ago

      Your mouth too big, follow follow, why can’t u come and compete with him, I think you have to be the coach