Obasi, Osimhen, Maja Make Hay With Goals


A rain of goals was enacted by several Nigerian players in Europe over the weekend, with old warhorse, former Super Eagles winger, Chinedu ‘Ogbuke’ Obasi showing the way for younger players like Victor Osimhen and Josh Maja, footballlive.ng gathered.

In Sweden, Obasi’s first-half winner gave Elfsborg their first win in the Allsvenskan since July 8, as he scored for the second game on the spin in a 1-0 win over Örebro at Borås Arena.

The former TSG Hoffenheim and Schalke 04 striker received a pass from Stefan Ishizaki before placing the ball behind Örebro’s goalkeeper in the 23rd minute.

In Belgium, Osimhen scored a 19th minute goal for Sporting Charleroi in a 1-1 draw against Waasland-Beveren in the Belgian First Division A on Saturday.

It was Osimhen’s full debut for Charleroi and the star on loan from VfL Wolfsburg of Germany gave the home team the lead but his goal was cancelled out by Nana Opoku Ampomah five minutes after the restart.

In England’s third tier division, League One, Josh Maja, took his tally for the season to seven goals from nine matches, with a brace in Sunderland’s 4-1 spanking of visiting Rochdale.

The current EFL Young Player of the Month headed home to open the scoring in the 37th minute and made it 3-0 on the brink of half-time.

Swindon Town’s loan signing from Fulham, Elijah Adebayo got his fourth league goal against a Yeovil Town side containing Omar Sowunmi, Diallang Jaiyesimi and Olufela Olomola.

Adebayo curled the ball into the corner in the 89th minute to close the scoring for Swindon Town in their 3-0 win away from home.


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