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Nigerian Players Scorecard: Simon, Onuachu And Osimhen On Target

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Nigerian players are now becoming a force to reckon with in European and world football at large, Sportivation.com.ng reports.

In French Ligue 1, Moses Simon was outstanding for Nantes. Simon opened the scoring in the 15th minute and provided the assist for Imran Louza to score the third goal, as Nantes defeated Brest 4-1 away from home. He was subbed off for Roli Pereira De Sa in the 70th minutes.

Goal-machine Paul Onuachu scored Genk’s second goal in their 3-2 slim victory over Royal Antwerp FC in the Belgium Jupiler league.

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Victor Osimhen was called upon in Napoli’s game against Cagliari. He gave his side the lead in the 13th minutes but Nahitan Nandez’s goal in the 90th minutes ensured both sides shared the spoils. Osimhen came off for Dries Mertens in the 75th minutes.

Samuel Chukwueze was involved in Villarreal’s La Liga tie against Getafe.

The skillful winger played for 69 minutes and was a menace to his opponent’s defence, however was substituted for Yeremi Pino in the 79th minutes, who scored the only goal that separated both sides.

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21-year-old Terem Moffi had an excellent 85 minutes under his belt in Lorient’s 2-0 win over Angers. Moffi was later subbed off for Adrian Grbic in the 85th minutes.

Maduka Okoye was in goal for Sparta Rotterdam in the Eredivisie against FC Groningen. Okoye conceded a goal and made couple of saves as his side earned a 2-1 victory away from home.

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Tyronne Ebuehi tasted 90 minutes of action for FC Twente but his input was not enough, thus Fortuna Sittard had an emphatic 3-0 win.

David Okereke did not have enough time under his belt for Club Brugge. He came on for Ignace Van Der Brempt in the 80th minutes though the game ended 2-2.

Joe Aribo was involved all through for Rangers. Aribo’s scintillating performance contributed to Rangers 4-1 win over Celtic.

The duo of Ola Aina and Josh Maja played for Fulham against Chelsea. The former was present for the entire minutes of the game while Aleksandar Mitrovic replaced the later in the 81st minutes. The tie ended in a 2-0 win in favour of Chelsea.

Former Arsenal player Alex Iwobi played 76 minutes in Everton’s 2-1 loss to Aston Villa at home before being replaced with Bernard.

John Obi Mikel’s presence in Stoke City’s midfield could not salvage a point for his side, as they lost 2 nil away from home.

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Simy Nwankwo fired blank in Crotone’s 2-0 loss to Inter Milan.

In a six-goal thriller in the Portuguese Primeira Liga, Chidozie Awaziem played 90 minutes for Boavista against Santa Clara. The game ended three-goal apiece. 


The duo of Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho were also present in Leicester City’s game against Southampton.

Iheanacho provided the assist for Jonny Evans’ goal to muster a point for the Foxes’ against a 10-man and resilient Southampton.

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Zaidu Sanusi came on for Jesus Corona in the 18th minutes. His introduction made FC Porto’s left side of the attack formidable and was also solid defensively. He was pivotal to Porto’s 3-2 win over Famalicao.

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NNL: Favour Martins Shines as Bayelsa United Beat Crown FC

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By Hananeel Jackson

Two first-half goals from Endurance Ebedibiri and Stephen Wisdom’s twenty five yard shot as well as a brace from Favour Martins gave Bayelsa United a 4-2 victory over Crown Fc of Ogomosho in a matchday fifteen encounter in group B2 of the Southern Conference of Nigeria National League, NNL, decided at the Samson Siasia Stadium, Yenagoa, Sportivation.com.ng reports.

The visitors took the lead on 24 minutes from a spot-kick when Johnson Ochuku hacked Odudu Sunday inside the danger zone as Waheed Afolabi stepped forward to send Bayelsa United shot-stopper Issiaka Ogoubiyi the wrong way.

Two minutes later, Endurance Ebedibiri restored parity for the hosts through Robert Mizo’s deflected effort. Mizo could have scored again three minutes after the restart but his effort was saved by Crown Fc goalkeeper Adeniyi Sunday.

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Favour Martins gave the hosts a life line on 30 minutes after a slick move from Bayelsa United trio of Okardi Inikurogha, Robert Mizo and Stephen Wisdom, just before the half time break.

Stephen Wisdom sealed victory for the Yenagoa based side with a thunderous strike that could pass for the goal of the season.

After a composed half time performance, the coach Diepreye Teibowei tutored side continued to pile pressure on the Ajilete Warriors but were unable to penetrate with the visitors having learnt some lessons from conceding three goals in the first half.

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Martins again on 71 minutes increase the scoreline for Bayelsa United to make it four goals to one. Four minutes later, substitute Ameh Williams reduced the deficit for the visitors after a clumsy defending from Bayelsa United defence line.

The victory leaves Bayelsa United on twenty-three points, one point more than Bendel Insurance whose game against Holy Arrows of Oleh was abandoned on 76 minutes as a result of violence while Crown Fc are on twenty one points and will next host Goddosky Fc while Bayelsa United will travel to Lagos to face Joy Cometh.

Technical adviser of Crown Fc Oladunni Oyekale in a post-match interview with Sports Journalists attributed the defeat to over confidence from players haven taken the lead in the first 20 minutes, describing the loss as his heaviest defeat.

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On his part, technical adviser of Bayelsa United Diepreye Teibowei said he was happy to have come from behind to beat Crown Fc despite missing several scoring opportunities.

He pointed out that he was sure of replicating the performance away from home.

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Man of the match Favour Martins while thanking God for victory, said he was shocked when the visitors took the lead.

He added that he was working hard to improve his performance away from home.

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Nigerian Players Scorecard: Iheanacho, Onuachu And Osimhen On Target Again

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Nigerian players across Europe have been showing their mettle since the beginning of the 2020/2021 season and there was no exception over the weekend, Sportivatiom.com.ng reports.

The action started in the Premier League on Friday with the duo of Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi starting for Leicester City. Iheanacho scored the Foxes’ second goal after they went four goals down. He has now amassed 11 goals in the league this season.

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Ndidi played for 63 minutes before being replaced by Ayoze Perez. Their performance was not at the optimum level as Brendan Rodgers’ side lost 4-2 to Newcastle at the King Power Stadium.

Prolific goalscorer Paul Onuachu continued in his blistering form as he opened the scoring for Genk in the 57th minutes against Club Brugge in the Belgium Jupiler League. He was subbed off for his compatriot Cyriel Dessers and the tie ended 3-0 in favour of Club Brugge.

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Victor Osimhen contributed to three goals in Napoli’s 4-1 victory over Spezia away from home. Osimhen scored a brace in the 23rd and 44th minutes respectively, and also set up Hirving Petagna for the fourth goal in the 79th minutes. He came off for Andrea Petagna in the 83rd minute. The former Lille striker has now registered 10 goals so far in the Serie A this season.

Isaac Success was in action for Watford in his first start of the season against Swansea City. Success increased his side’s tally by scoring the second goal via an assist from Marc Navarro. The game ended in a comfortable 2-0 win for Watford. Meanwhile, William Troost-Ekong was an unused substitute.

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Former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel played the entire minutes for Stoke City in their game against AFC Bournemouth. Mikel was solid and contributed immensely to Stoke City’s 2-0 win away from home.

Skillful winger Moses Simon was outstanding for Nantes as they dispatched Bordeaux 3-0 at home. Simon created the assist for Randal Kolo Muani to score the third goal in the 70th minutes. He was later substituted for Marcus Regis Coco in the 81st minutes.

Terem Moffi was involved in Lorient’s 4-1 defeat to Lyon. Moffi’s attacking prowess did not yield much as he fired blank. He came off for Pierre-Yves Hamel in the 72nd minutes.

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In the Eredivisie, Tyronne Ebuehi featured all through the game for FC Twente against Heracles. Ebuehi’s defensive input coupled with his contribution going forward earned his side a point as the game ended one all.

Still, in the same championship, Maduka Okoye was in between the sticks for Sparta Rotterdam. Okoye kept a clean sheet as Sparta Rotterdam put three unreplied goals past Vitesse at home.

Chidozie Awaziem was solid in defence for Boavista in their home game against Tondela in the Portuguese Primeira Liga. Awaziem held his own all through the encounter, though his team conceded a goal as the tie ended 1-1.

It was a bad day in the office for Simy Nwankwo. His team, Crotone were whitewashed 5-0 by AS Roma.

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Semi Ajayi’s impact was not enough to muster a point for West Bromwich Albion as they lost 3-1 to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

Kingsley Ehizibue tasted a bit of action for FC Koln as he was subbed on for Salih Oezcan in the 76th minutes. His late introduction into the game could not alter the scoreline as they were defeated 4-1 by Freiburg.

Henry Onyekuru had 63rd minute under his belt for Galatasary. Onyekuru dazzled through the Besiktas defence a couple of times before being replaced by Muhammed Akturkoglu. Galatasary clinched a 3-1 victory over Besiktas at home.

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NWFL Premiership Play-Off: Dreamstar Ladies FC fined 2.5million Naira

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The board of the Nigeria Women Football League headed by Aisha Falode has slammed a N2.5 million fine on Dreamstar Ladies Football Club of Lagos, the team’s coach and founder of the club for abandoning a league game and bringing the credibility of the NWFL Premiership League to public ridicule, Sportivation.com.ng reports.

These sanctions were contained in a letter written to the management of Dreamstars Ladies Football Club and signed by the Chief Operating Officer of the NWFL, Modupe Shabi.

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It reads: “The board of the Nigeria Women Football League frowned at the unruly behaviour of Dreamstar Ladies FC of Lagos in the match No: 4 of the ongoing 2020/2021 NWFL Premiership Play-Off played on May 9, 2021, at the University of Benin Sports complex, Edo State.

“Consequently, the following sanctions are hereby imposed on the club: Dreamstar Ladies FC have been fined the sum of One Million, Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N1,500,000) for abandoning the above-named match in the 85th minute of play.

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“The club is also fined an additional sum of One Million Naira (N1,000,000) for the unruly behaviour of the Head Coach, Mr. Sheriff Tajudeen and the Founder of Dreamstar Ladies FC, Mr. Abdulrahman Abolore, for bringing the credibility of the league to public ridicule.

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“In addition, the Head Coach of Dreamstar Ladies FC, Mr. Sheriff Tajudeen, is hereby suspended indefinitely from all NWFL organised competitions with immediate effect for bringing the game to disrepute.”

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