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Nigerian Players Scorecard: Dessers On Target In Belgium

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Hope Ejairu

 

Nigerian Players across Europe have always displayed topnotch performance since the beginning of the 2020/2021 season and they continued in the same fashion over the weekend, Sportivation.com.ng reports.

Cyriel Dessers showcased a standout performance. Dessers started for Genk against Club Brugge in the Belgium Jupiler League. He converted a spot-kick in the 85th minute to earn his side a 2-1 win away from home. Dessers was a threat to Club Brugge’s defence on several occasions in the course of the game. His fellow compatriot Paul Onuachu was an unused substitute.

The duo of Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho featured for Leicester City as they host Tottenham Hotspur at the King Power Stadium. The work rate of Ndidi in the Foxes’ midfield coupled with Iheanacho support for Jamie Vardy upfront wasn’t enough, thus Brendan Rodgers side lost 4-2 at home thereby missing out on UEFA Champions League football next season.

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Former Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi replaced Abdoulaye Doucoure in the 57 minutes in Everton’s tie against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. Iwobi’s introduction couldn’t make any difference as they were spanked 5-0 at the Etihad Stadium.

Semi Ajayi was on parade for West Bromwich Albion in their away game against Leeds United in the English Premier League. Ajayi tasted every minute of action but his presence in the Baggies’ defence couldn’t alter the result in his side’s favour as they lost 3-1 to Marcelo Bielsa’s side.

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Victor Osimhen played 90 minutes in Napoli’s encounter against Verona. It wasn’t a good day in the office for the former Lille forward as he fired blank. The game ended one-all, a result that saw his side finish fifth on Serie A standings with 77 points, hence they missed out on the UEFA Champions League spot for next season. The Gattuso led team were one point behind Atlanta and Juventus who finished third and fourth respectively with 78 points and 2 points behind AC Milan in the second position with 79 points.

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Goal poacher Simy Nwankwo was present all through for Crotone as they play host to Fiorentina in the Italian Serie A. Nwankwo’s dribbling skills and runs didn’t result in a goal, hence the game ended in a stalemate.

Josh Maja came on for Ademola Lookman in the 64th minutes in Fulham’s home game against Newcastle United. Upon his introduction, he posed threats going forward but none ended in the back of the net. His side eventually lost 2-0 to Newcastle United.

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In the French Ligue 1, Terem Moffi tasted 78 minutes of action. Moffi was involved in several build-ups leading to goal as his side, Lorient play away at Strasbourg. However, he didn’t register a goal. Trevoh Chalobah’s goal in the 55 minutes, with an assist from Enzo Le Fee restored parity for Lorient having trailed by a goal since the 18th minute. The game ended 1-1.

Moses Simon was also called upon in Nantes’ fixture against Montpellier. Simon’s pace and dribbling skills wasn’t enough to muster a point for his side as they lost 2-1 at home. He was subbed off for Marcus Regis Coco in the 75th minute.

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Okoli Target More Goals As BPL Set To Resume

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By Wale Joseph

 

The Bangladesh Premier League is to resume by end of the month after the International break for matchday 17 league match, Sportivation.com.ng reports.

However, John Okoli of Sporting Saif football club has set his eyes on scoring more goals when the league resumes.

The young Nigerian striker who has scored 13 goals so far this season from just 16 appearances is confident of scoring more.

The 23-year-old former Messiah football club of Lagos player is dread by defenders in Bangladesh Premier League, (BPL).

Speaking ahead of the commencement of the league, John Okoli stated that he is ready to continue where he stopped before the league break with the target to score more goals.

He said the team is training and working hard to finish the season on the high.
“We are currently in 6th position on the table, but we feel we can do better by working harder to move up and finished in a position our supporters and management will be proud of”. He disclosed.

Okoli who has another Nigerian in his team, Kenneth Ikechukwu another striker who himself has contributed 5 goals this season is confident of finishing the season as the top scorer.

” I want to help my team to finish very well at the end of the season, hence, for this reason, I have to score as many goals as possible because that is my job in the team, so scoring more goals can lead me to top scorer’s chart because I already have 13 goals and in third place on the chart”. Okoli concluded.

 

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Chukwueze Celebrates Europa League Trophy (Video)

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Super Eagles dazzler, Samuel Chukwueze was in a joyous mood after his Spanish club, Villarreal defeated Manchester United in the final of the Uefa Europa League 11-10 via penalty shootout, Sportivation.com.ng reports.

Chukwueze did not feature in the final after failing a late fitness test but he was cheering his team on in the stands as they won their first-ever European trophy.

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Chukwueze has made 12 appearances for Villarreal in the Europa League scoring one goal and recording five assists for the Yellow Submarines.

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Chukwueze Back In Villarreal Training Ahead Of Europa League Final

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Super Eagles winger Samuel Chukwueze has resumed training for his Spanish Laliga club, Villarreal ahead of the Europa League final against Manchester United on May 26, Sportivation.com.ng reports.

The 21-year-old was stretchered off in the semi-final clash against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

The Yellow Submarines subsequently confirmed that he suffered muscular damage to the quadriceps in his left leg and he will be out for some weeks, but he has been pictured in training with his teammates on Wednesday.

Villarreal players in training on Wednesday

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Chukwueze was impressive in the first leg win over Arsenal in Spain assisting Manu Tigueros for the opening goal.

He was named in the Europa League team of the week as a reward for his scintillating performance against the Gunners.

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Chukwueze has made 12 appearances for Villarreal in the Europa League scoring one goal and recording five assists for the Yellow Submarines.

Manchester United are the overwhelming favourites to win the trophy, but Unai Emery is a proven winner in the Europa League having led Sevilla to three consecutive triumph in the competition.

 

 

 

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