Success Misses Out On Watford Goal Of The Month Prize

Success Misses Out On  Watford Goal Of The Month Prize

By Adeboye Amosu

Nigeria forward, Isaac Success, missed out on Watford’s Goal of the Month Award for the second consecutive time after his teammate, Roberto Pereyra claimed the top prize for October, Completesportsnigeria. com reports.



Pereyra’s solo effort against Huddersfield last weekend was adjudged the best by the fans who gave him 54% of their votes.



The midfielder outside-of-the-foot finish at Wolves was also adjudged the second best out of the five goals nominated for the award.



Pereyra’s goal against the Terriers follows Domingos Quina (v Reading, August) and Andre Gray (v Manchester United, September) in picking up the Goal of the Month prize.



Success came second behind Gray in the award last month.



His goal against Huddersfield last Saturday was his second ever for the Hornets in what was his second starts of the campaign for the club.



Success’ only Premier League goal before the strike against Huddersfield was scored over two years ago in the 2-2 draw with visiting Bournemouth.



He will look to continue his fine run of form for Javi Gracia’s men when they take on Newcastle United at the St James’ Park on Saturday.



The talented forward is in Nigeria’s squad for this month’s 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against South Africa and friendly encounter against the Cranes of Uganda.



  • Deo quiz time
    Can anyone indulge me in my quiz game by attempting the following questions:
    1) He started up as a right full-back and retired as a centre-back following a world cup tournament he scored an own goal. Who was he?
    2) He took the starting place of injured Isaac Success in 2013 U-17 world cup but is yet to be called to the Super Eagles. Who is he?
    3) He was tipped to replace Okocha after promising performances in youth football but has failed to establish himself in the Super Eagles. Now plays in Slovakia. Who is he?
    4) He once played in the same club with Isaac Success but missed an absolute sitter in Russia. Who is he?
    5) Played in Saudi 89 and confirmed his title is the undisputed headmaster with a goal against the Spain in France ’98 World Cup. Who is he?
    6) She scored the winning and only goal against Cameroon in the 2017 Afcon women final at capacity stadium in Cameroon. Who is she?
    7) He missed a penalty against Senegal in 2002 Afcon semi-final that could have brought Nigeria back into the match. Who was the culprit?
    8) With Nigeria leading 1:0 against Greece in 2010 World Cup, he got himself sent off with a violent kick at an opponent. Who?
    9) He played for Leyton Orient, Notts County, Tottenham Hotspur, Derby County, Chesterfield and represented Nigeria at international level on about nine occasions in the 80s. Who is he?
    He scored the goal that was controversially disallowed against Cameroon in the 1988 Afcon final. Who is he?
    Thank you.

  • 1. Joseph Yobo
    2. Sunday Awoniyi
    3. Yahaya Abubakar Bello or something. Forgot his name. Played in the cadet set of 2007 or so.
    4. Odion Ighalo. Lol. E pain me die!
    5. Mutiu Adepoju
    6. Desire Oparanozie
    7. Wilson Oruma
    8. Sani Keita
    9. I think I know him. Forgot his name. Something Ofodu.
    10.Henry Nwosu
    Anyway, I should get 8/10, right Deo?

  • Thanks guys; much appreciated. The answer to number 9 is a certain John Chidozie whose clip you will see below. Have a pleasant weekend:

  • Ayphillydegreat 3 months ago

    1- Capstan Joseph Yobo
    2- Taiwo Awoniyi.
    3- Pre MRI Rabiu Ibrahim
    4- Odion Jude Ighalo
    5- Headmaster Mutiu Adepoju
    6- Desire Oparanoze
    7- Wilson Oruma
    8- Sani Kaita
    9- A certain John Chidozie
    10- Henry Nwosu.

  • How well do you know our foes?
    Would you please indulge me in identifying these players who have, at one time or the other, put sand-sand in the garri of the Super Eagles/Falcons.
    No prizes on offer, just painful memories to recollect.
    1. I currently hold the record of the youngest player to have been sent off in the World Cup and the only player to be sent off in consecutive world cups. I also scored a penalty in an Afcon final against you people in Surulere to bring tears to the face of Sunday Oliseh. Name me please.
    2. Just when you thought you had defeated us in Kaduna in 2016 Afcon qualifiers, your defence went to sleep to allow me one-on-one with your goal keeper; I was never going to miss. I am now scoring for fun in England. Who am I?
    3. I love scoring against you people. I scored 2 goals against Enyeama and one against Akpeyi; both in Afcon qualifiers, both at the same stadium to bring decades of Super Eagles domination against us to an end. I bet you can’t name me.
    4. Although a defender, I scored against you guys in successive world cups. My goal in 2014 may have been insignificant, but the one in Russia will continue to give many of you people sleepless nights for months to come. Tell me who I am.
    5. Who does Onazi think he is? I tolerated him as much as I can but when I got fed up, I broke his leg and your midfield collapsed in 2014 World Cup. I don’t care if you know who I am.
    6. I proved this year that I can find the back of your net whether I playing for my country or for my club against Super Eagles. Both my goals were headers. Think you can unmask me?
    7. Enyeama kept me out in 2010 but you cannot keep a player of my quality down. A whole army couldn’t stop me on my day but you left it to Omeruo, Omeruo, to stop me this year; LMAO.
    8. I was arguably one of the most flamboyant goalkeeper in the world at the time. With a Super Eagles team that had the likes of Okocha, Ikpeba and Yekini, it was Oruma who would had me picking the ball from inside my net. Who am I?
    9. In 2012 women’s Afcon, I scored the goal to ensure that, for that year at least, the Super Falcons will not progress to the final of the tournament. If we can humble you people in 2012, we intend to do it again this year. Name me please.
    10. In the only match that your Super Falcons failed to win in the 2016 women’s Afcon, I scored the goal to draw my team level. We would go on to beat your ladies in the 2018 women’s wafu semi-final. Who am I?

    • Dr. Drey 3 months ago

      10. Ama Pele – Ghana black queens…???
      9. Janine Van Wyk – Bayana Bayana
      8. Jose Chilavert – Paraguay
      7. Messi
      6. Fernando Torres
      5. Blaise matuidi
      4. Marcos Rojo – (eish…that goal still hurts)
      3. Tokelo Rantie – (That Uyo stadium should be named after him IMHO)
      2. Mohd Sahlah
      1. Rigobert Song – (that one too still hurts)

      • The one and only Great Dr. Drey, thank you so much.
        You scored 9/10. Excellent.
        The only one you missed is number 10. Her name is Elizabeth Addo and she scored against us with a 43rd minute penalty in the group stages.

  • Dr. Drey 3 months ago

    Sir deo. You can add these to your cache of teasers.
    Lets Go down memory lane
    1 – Leon Aderemi Balogun and William Troost Ekong are popularly famed the ‘oyinbo’ wall. Alongside Peter Osaze Odemwinge, list any other two ‘oyinbos’ that has ever represented the Super Eagles.

    2 – Noko Matlou (South Africa), Gael Enganamouit (Cameroun), Jayne Agyongman (Equitorial Guniea) are some past non-nigerian winners of the African Womens POTY. Name the first ever non-nigerian winner

    3 – One of the greatest comebacks in nigeria’s football history remains the ‘damman miracle’. It was kickstarted by two brillinat freekicks from Christopher Ohenhen. List the other goal scorers that comepleted the comeback

    4 – Name the 1st Nigerian player ever to play in all categories of the world cup (U17, U20, Olympics, Senior WC)

    5 – Player of the tournament, Wilson ‘golden boy’ Oruma headed in the first goal off a ‘kick-in’ by celestine babayaro to set Nigeria on the way to winning her 2nd U17 WC in 1993. How many goals did he score in that tournament

    • I will now try to attempt your quiz in a honest manner (based on 100% memory recollection with no research). You will then see that compared with many of you guys out there, some of us are amateur.
      1- emmm, Ruben Agboola and George Abbey (played in Afcon 2014).
      2- No idea.
      3- hey…. I think Something Elijah.. Yes, Samuel Elijah and ahhhh… em that guy that failed to make USA 94 squad . Yes, Nduka Ugbade.
      4- No Idea. Em, Iheanacho? OK, I will say Iheanacho but it is just a guess.
      5- No idea. 6, maybe; just a wild guess.

      • Dr. Drey 3 months ago

        Really nice try @ Sir Deo.
        1- Both Agboola and Abbey were bronze medallists at the 1992 and 2004 AFCONS respectively with the SE. Ironically, both were right backs

        2 – Adjoa Bayor of Ghana was the first non-nigerian winner of the AWFOTY. Defeated Perpetua ‘Pepe’ Nkwocha and Portia Modise of South Africa in 2003

        3 – Yea…Sam Elijah…exqusitie skill from him to control the ball with his trailing foot before unleashing that shot the almost broke the keeper’s wrist….and what abput Nduka Ugbade’s sleek chip to eaqualize on the night. You would think he was a striker the way he cooly chiped the keeper in a 1-on-1 situation. another defender would have rather blasted the ball

        4 – Chinedu Ogbuke…first to graduate to the SE after passing tru all cadres of the world cup….U17 in Finland (2003), U-20 in Holland (2005), Beijin olympics (2008) and the WC in SA (2010)

        5 – Oruma hit 8 goals from midfield to win the MVP of the U17 WC in Japan in 1993. His performance earned him a move to france with Olympic lyon or so

  • Dr. Drey, I am picking up on your question 3. In order of importance, 1 being the highest and 5 the lowest, how would you rate the following historic Super Eagles comebacks:
    Nigeria Vs USSR 1989. From 4:0 to 4:4 and penalty victory. (I still remember the TV commentator saying: it’s a goooaaalll,… our boys came back, 4:1,4:2,4:3,4:4)
    Nigeria Vs Brazil 1996. From 3:1 to 4:3. (King Kanu’s golden goal was the cream of the crop)
    Nigeria Vs Argentina 1996. From 2:1 to 3:2. (The Argentines shot themselves in the foot with their poor off-side plan to gift Amuneke the winner)
    Nigeria Vs Spain 1998. Frome 2:1 to 3:2 (arguably Oliseh’s finest hour).
    Nigeria Vs Morocco 2014. From 3:0 to 4:3 (if I should meet Ejike Uzoenyi in a bar, he will not pay for his own drink).

    • Dr. Drey 3 months ago

      Eish….each of those moments will make any nigerian proud. They are indeed nostalgic moments that reflect the true never say die attitude of the average nigerian….but if I may rank them…my ranking will go thus;

      1st – Nigeria vs Brazil – that was one comeback and a half. Even the brazilians are yet to believe it till today. Parading the likes of Roberto carlos, Rivaldo, Ronaldo, Bebeto, Dida, Aldair, Juninho….the brazilians must have thought they must be home dry after aldair tapped in Dosu’s spill towards the end of the first half. Mario Zagallo duly pulled out Ronaldo and Rivaldo in order to save them for the final against their arch enemies Argentina…but Kanu & co had other ideas. This come back ranks no 1 for me, becuase of the quality of opposition and the fact that it gave us the confidence to take on the argies in the final. That victory made the rest of the world situp and recognize Nigeria as another football power that has come to stay.

      2- the damman miracle remains our first major and biggest comeback so far. Never had any nigerian team recorded such a comeback. We were just as delighted with chris ohenhen’s first frrekick sailing into the back of the net as his second. but when sam elijah stung the ussr goalies hands with that wicked shot….everone went beserk. The commentators (i think it was akinloye otebanji) just went wild….forgetting he was in the commentary box and not in a public viewing centre. Oh….let me not talk about when ugbade chipped the keeper and the ball rested at the back of the net……i still remember the commentation shouting….”fellow nigerians…it is now 4-4….as in….fooooouuurrrr foooouuurrrrr……this is a miracle we are witnessing here… is foooourrr fourrrrrrr….!

      3- Nigeria vs Argentina – it was a topsy turvy game from the begining when hernan crespo buried his headed in the top far corner of the post where no winch can ever reach if he were a goal keeper. Celestine babayaro equalized off a cornerkick, the ariel ortega’s penalty and then daniel amokachi’s equalizer…so it wasnt really a vintage comeback so to say….but it was one that evoked wild jubilations home and abroad given the fact that we won the olympic goal for the first time ever for africa after that game

      4- Nigeria vs Morrocco (2014) – “you people think it his me your are disgracing abi…ehn, you think it is my career you are runinig, ok o….you people should continue” That was all Late Stephen Keshi told his boys at half time when the SE were already 3 goals down in less that 25 mins of play. Ugonna Uzochukwu hit back right after resumption with a toe poke from the front of the penalty box. Then came a knockdown from gbolahan salami whc rabiu ali made no mistake in burying at the back of the net shortly after. From then on, i knew we wouldnt loose that match. I could see that spirit in those boys….that spirit that enters nigerian players when they want to redeem their image…i saw it in that team and knew the morrocans where in for the longest 45 mins of their careers…and when ejike turned that his marker inside out twice before placing his shot in the far corner right under the crossbar….all i could say was “YES” we have done it. Of course we had the momentum…we where holding the morrocans on their scrotum….we only needed a grateful spill from their goalkeeper unto the patch of Aliyu Abubakar who calmly rounded the keeper and passed into the net. That victory was even sweeter bcos it happened in the full glare of our noisy neighbours, the South africans. Pity we couldnt get past ghana in the semis to win that tournament. That team was a chmapionship wining team.

      5 – Nigeria vs Spain…..really that victory was expected. Spain was very very scared of nigeria going into that match. Our team was dominated by most of the 1996 squad who had gone on to star for various big teams across europe. Infact the spaniards where defending deep and relying on long balls to raul gonzalez and luis enrique. One of those long balls and peter rufai’s loss of form led to their two goals. but each time they scored, we equally responded. Oliseh’s scorcher was simply an icing on the cake in a match that make the rest of the teams at that world cup start to take nigeria very sseriously

      • Wow, you have it all. Thank so much. I am in total agreement of your ordering of the comebacks.
        Cheers bro.