Akinyemi, Leke James, Babajide Score In Norway; Slavia Prague’s Olayinka, Nitra’s Taiwo Add To Goal Tallies
Catch up on the Nigerian players that found the net in matches across Europe on Saturday, November 24.
IK Start will be playing in the Norwegian 1. divisjon next season after losing 3-1 to Haugesund on the final day of the 2018 campaign, a result that left them 15th in the 16-team standings.
Adeleke Akinyemi gave IK Start a 12th minute lead only for the goal to be cancelled out by another Nigerian striker, Babajide David just before the hour mark.
Remaining in Norway, Molde earned a 3-1 road win vs Sandefjord at Komplett Arena with Leke James bagging his first brace for the club he joined in April.
Molde were trailing by one goal for 41 minutes but James restored parity three minutes after the restart before scoring a second on 72 minutes.
In the Czech Republic, Slavia Praha have opened up a four-point lead at the top of the table after beating Karviná 3-1 at Městský Stadión.
Former Nigeria U23 invitee Peter Olayinka scored a crucial goal in the 75th minute, three minutes after his introduction. It was his third goal in all competitions following his summer move from KAA Gent.
Last but not least, Nigeria U23 international Abdulrahman Taiwo took his tally for the season to four goals in the league after scoring in the first minute of stoppage time in a dramatic game between Spartak Trnava and Nitra at City Arena Trnava which ended 3-2 in favour of the visitors.