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UCL 1st Leg, 3rd Q-Round: Igbonu On Target In FC UFA Win Vs Niederkorn

UCL 1st Leg, 3rd Q-Round: Igbonu On Target In FC UFA Win Vs Niederkorn

By Johnny Edward:
Nigerian international, Sylvester Igbonu scored his first ever goal of the in the UEFA Europa League for FC Ufa who secured a 2-1 win over Progres Niederkorn from Luxembourg in the first leg, third round qualifying clash on Thursday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

Igbonu, who on Monday bagged his first goal of the Russian Premier League season for FC Ufa in their 3-0 win over Anzhi Makhachkala put his side ahead in the 38th minute.

Ivan Oblyakov doubled FC Ufa’s lead in the 68th minute before a goal from Olivier Thill for Progres Niederkorn reduced the deficit.

Igbonu’s compatriot, Kehinde Fatai, was handed a cameo appearance in the encounter. He came on for Ivan Oblyakov for the last seven minutes of the game.


Next up for FC Ufa is a Russian Premier League game against Krasnodar next Monday before their UEFA Champions League second, leg third round qualifying clash next Thursday.

The 27 year old, Igboun has now scored twice in five games so far this season.

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  • Gosh! He has done it again! Another header, another goal!

    Quite rightly referred to as a’Nigeria International’ in the opening paragraph of the article above, Super-fast Sylvester Igboun followed up his man-of-the-match performance earlier in the week with another superb display this today.

    His close range precision header that set his side to victory was a joy to see.

    Indeed, as highlighted by the article, 2 goals in 5 matches thus far this seasons bear the hallmark of a striker in form.

    Should he maintain this momentum, then the resumption of his Super Eagles career that began in 2015 may be at hand.

    • Similar to earlier in the week, Igboun also recorded an assist in this match.

      His lighten quick and powerful drive from the left to leave a defender gasping for air, followed by his eloquent cut-back laid the ball on the plate for Oblyakov to double his side’s advantage.

      I don’t know who is faster in this guy and Musa; perhaps it would have to be Musa, only just.

      Where do we get all these Musas, Tijanni Bababgidas, Imoh Ezekiels and Obafemi Martins from???

  • How is igboun fast i watch him under oliseh d guy was a big flop.

  • Greenturf 4 years ago

    He wasn’t a flop.He is a decent player scored couple of goals during Oliseh’s time.His problem of not getting noticed by Rohr was that he was playing in a small club in Russia and wasn’t as hot as he is this season.
    If he carries on with this performances in subsequent weeks he would be getting the attention of Rohr.
    God bless Nigeria!