Taye Taiwo Leads Nigerians’ Scoring Spree


Former Super Eagles left-back, Taye Ismaila Taiwo (The Tornado) led a massive goals scoring spree for Nigerian players at the weekend, as he hit target from the blue, alongside seven of his compatriots all across Europe.

‘TT’ hit target in Finland, as the former Olympique Marseille of France, AC Milan of Italy, Queens Park Rangers of England and Dynamo Kiev of Ukraine hot shot defender struck his first goal for RoPS in a 2-2 against his former club, HJK Helsinki.

Taiwo was talk of the crowd at Telia 5G -Areena in Helsinki, as he made it 2-1 in the 54th minute with a trademark thunderous free-kick against the side he played for in the 2015 and 2016 seasons.

In Switzerland, FC Luzern new signing Blessing Eleke celebrated his debut with a goal and his side won 4-2 at home against fellow-Nigerian and ‘MakozBoys’ stable mate, Stanley Amuzie’s Lugano in the Swiss Super League.

The former Gorica and Olimpija Ljubljana striker hopped off the bench in the 64th minute and needed only ten minutes before scoring his first goal in Luzern’s colours, as he made the scoreline 4-2 in the process.

In Czech Republic, Peter Olayinka scored seven minutes into his competitive debut for Slavia Prague as they claimed a 3-1 win over Opava, after getting off the bench in the 83rd minute.

A day after, Viv Solomon-Otabor scored for his English Championship side Birmingham City as they drew 2-2 at home.

Solomon-Otabor put his side 2-1 up in the game in the 89th minute, but they could not hold on for the concluding minute and dropped two points.

Ipswich Town new signing, Tayo Edun saved his team from a home loss as he scored the equalizer in the 90th minute to end the game 2-2 against Blackburn Rovers.

In the third cadre of English football league, League One, Victor Adeboyejo scored the last goal for Barnsley in their 4-0 thrashing of Oxford United.

League Two side, Bury had a saviour in Nigerian-Swiss striker Gold Omotayo, who scored the only goal in their 1-0 win over Yeovil Town.

Omotayo, who was a 77th minute replacement for Chris Dagnall, netted the only goal of the game just before the end.

Another Nigerian, Diallang Jaiyesimi featured for Yeovil Town for 55th minutes before he gave way to Gary Warren.


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