Monday, 24 September 2012

Ofoedu, Emenike lead Nigerian goals' rush

Ex-Rangers striker Chikeluba Ofoedu and Emmanuel Emenike scored a brace each for their respective European clubs at the weekend.

Youngster Ofoedu fired his goals for Turkish club 1461 Trabzon in a 2-1 win over Adanaspor, while Nigeria international Emenike grabbed a double as Spartak Moscow recorded a 3-1 win over Rostov on Sunday.

Nigerian youngster Chikeluba Ofoedu opened his goals’ account for his Turkey first division side 1461 Trabzon on Sunday with a brace.
Ofoedu, who was a second-half substitute, scored both goals within eight minutes. The first came in the 57th minute to draw them level, before he netted the winner in the 65th minute.
An elated Ofoedu said that he was relieved to get his first goals for his new club.
He said, “I am excited to score a brace and my first for my club, I thank God for making it possible for me and giving us victory.
“This was my first home game after I played an away for about 10 minutes and so there was no better way to introduce myself to the home fans.
“I don’t want to promise a certain number of goals, but I will keep working hard to achieve great things here.”
Former Mighty Jets of Jos striker Chibuzor Nwogbo, who played for Adanaspor, could not rescue his side from the defeat.

In Russia, Emenike, who last week shone against Barcelona in a UEFA Champions League clash, scored in the 27th and 71st minutes to secure maximum three points for Spartak.

Former Nigeria international Isaac Okoronkwo was an unused substitute for Rostov.

Emenike has now scored four goals so far for Spartak in the league this season and his club are now sixth on the table with 16 points.

In Cyprus, Philip Onyemah scored in Olympiakos Nicosia 3-1 win over Ethnikos Achna. Onyema scored his team's second goal to give them the lead in the 38th minute.

John Chibuike scored Rosenborg's consolation goal in a 2-1 loss to Brann in the Norwegian top flight. He registered his name on the scorers’ chart in the 55th minute

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