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Umar, Taiwo, Oduamadi hit targets in Europe



Umar, Taiwo, Oduamadi hit targets in Europe

It was a splendid weekend for Nigerian players in Europe as they helped their clubs secure good result in theiran respective leagues.

In Turkey, Umar Aminu inspired a great comback for Osmanlıspor as they secured a 3-3 with Bursaspor.

Coming from a 3-0 first half goals, Cameroonian striker Pierre Webo hit target in the 62nd minute before  Umar scored the second for Osmanlispor just seven minutes later, as Webo completed his brace and Osmanlispor’s comeback in the game.

It was Umar’s seventh goal for the club this season, while compatriot at the club, Raheem Lawal, started but was substituted in the 64th minutes.

Similarly, Nigerian duo of Nnamdi Oduamadi and Taye Taiwo were on targets for their Finnish club, HJK Helsinki FC in their 2-1 victory against PK-35 Vantaa in the Veikkausliiga clash on Saturday.

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Oduamadi, who is on a season-long loan from Italian club, AC Milan opened scoring in the 58th minute, before Finnish forward, Aleksi Ristola level scores for the home side in the 67th minute.

Former Super Eagles left-back Taiwo showed class and confidence by scoring the match-winner for The Club in the 77th minute, as the game ended 2-1 at full time in favour of the visitors.

Meanwhile, the trio of Gbolahahan Salami, Azubuike Egwuekwe and Paul Onobi were also in full time action as Kuopion Palloseura (KuPS) defeated VPS FC 1-0.

In England, Super Eagles skipper John Obi Mikel started and played for 83 minutes as Chelsea suffered a shock 3-2 defeat away at Sunderland.

Chelsea loanee Victor Moses started  the match as West Ham surprisingly lost 4-1 at home to Swansea City. The Super Eagles star was replaced in the 59th minute while Fenerbahce loanee Emmanuel Emenike was introduced as a substitute in the 77th minute.




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