Onuachu continues goals rush
Paul Onuachu has taken his Super Eagles snub to heart, and he is bent on making Gernot Rohr sit up and listen as he scored another brace for Genk on Monday night.
Though his fifth and sixth goals could only earn a point against Oostende, the lanky forward has now scored six goals in six matches to jump to the top of the queue for the season’s top goal scorer.
He could have scored another in the 29th minute, but the goalkeeper parried away his sweet volley.
He equalised for his team at the Luminus Arena in the ninth minute and scored from the penalty spot in the 52nd to give Genk the lead, but the 10-men home team could not hold on.
Genk are placed 11th on the First Division A table after seven games.
Nwakaeme opens Trabzonspor account
Former Super Eagles forward, Anthony Nwakaeme, opened his season goals account against Yeni Malatyaspor last Saturday at the Medical Park Stadium.
The 31-year-old was a standout performer for Trabzonspor last season as they almost won the league title, but faltered in the last six games with their Nigerian talisman sidelined with an injury.
Mr Nwakaeme scored the third goal of the Week 3 encounter to pick their first win of the season after starting the season with a win and a loss.
Mr Nwakaeme’s goal, in the third minute of added-on time in the first half, was the pick of the bunch.
After being found by a pass from Lewis Baker, the Nigerian dummied two Malatyaspor to the pitch before unleashing a left-footed shot that zoomed into the right-hand post.
Ideye scores first goal for Goztepe
Brown Ideye, a free transfer to Goztepe in the summer, opened his account with the second goal in a 2-2 draw at home to Gaziantep FK last at the Goztepe Gursel Aksel Stadium. The 31-year-old 2013 Nations Cup winner scored in the 61st minute to give his side the lead, but Gaziantep FK fought back to earn a point from the penalty spot in the first minute of added-on time.
Goztepe are seventh on the Super Lig table with five points from three matches.
Uduokhai’s first-ever Bundesliga goal helps slay Dortmund
Super Eagles hopeful, Felix Uduokhai, scored his first-ever Bundesliga goal in 48 games to lead Augsburg to an unlikely 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund last Saturday at the WWK Arena.
The 23-year-old scored with a header from a free-kick taken by Daniel Caligiuri in the 40th minute to give the home side the shock lead. Caliguiri then added a second in the 54th minute to make two wins from two at the start of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season.
Augsburg are second on the nascent league table.
Odoffin scored to help Hamilton Academical to a point
Hakeem Odoffin, of Nigerian parentage, helped Hamilton Academical snag a point at home to Dundee United last Saturday.
The 22-year-old former Wolves Academy player rescued the point with a stooping header 15 minutes from time. It was the defender’s third goal in eight league matches as Hamilton Academical occupy the 10th position on the league table after garnering seven points from the eight matches.