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SIMMY NWANKWO TURNING HEADS IN PORTUGAL WITH GOALS

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Gil Vicente are in for a fight this summer with top clubs who will definitely be interested in pricing away their 23 year old Nigerian forward Simmy Nwankwo after he scored his 14th goal of the season to help them to a 2-1 win over Victoria Guimaraes.

Simmy scored in the 29th minute to give his team a 2-1 lead which they protected till the end to move up to 7th on the second division log standings in Portugal and the goal takes him to two goals behind the division top scorer Platiny who has 16 goals to his name.

Last season he scored nine times in the top division but his goals were powerless in stopping his team from suffering relegation and despite reports of teams interested in his services Gil Vicente hanged on to the forward.

However his new found form coupled with Gil Vicente struggling to gain promotion might see him leave in search of top flight football although he won’t leave on a cheap.

Since moving to Portugal in 2011 when he joined Portimonense he has scored 39 league goals but this season is by far his best as he has already score three more goals than his previous season best of 11 scored in the 2012/2013 season when he was defending the colors of Portimonense.