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NWANKWO SCORES 18TH GOAL OF THE SEASON IN PORTUGAL

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Gil Vicente rescued a point against Desportio Aves thanks to two goals from the Nigerians on their books,namely Fatai Sodiq and Simmy Nwankwo who now has 18 goals to his name this season.

Nwankwo, the famous of the two Nigerians on the club’s book got on the score sheet late in the game after his Nigerian teammate Fatai Sodiq gave Gil Vicente the lead. His second goal from 12 games this season.

Sodiq gave Gil Vicente the lead in the 51st minute which they later lost nine minutes later but just when Nwankwo thought he has scored the winner for Gil Vicente with six minutes left to play, Desportivo Aves broke their hearts with a late goal in the 7th minute of time added on.

Despite the disappointment of dropping two points from a winning position, Simmy Nwankwo will be partly happy as his 84th minute strike took his goals this season to 18, one more than his closest challenger for the top scorer award, Higor Platiny of CD Feirense.

Already the 23 year old has doubled his last season goals tally of 9 in the top flight league which couldn’t save them from relegation although he needed 10 games more in the second division where he started his career in Portugal in 2011.

His fine form has lead to talks about Gil Vicente cashing in on him in the summer as he has just 12 months left on his contract with Gil Vicente and with his current market value put at 1.5 million Euros by transfer market portal, transfermarkt.com he will be a bargain buy for any team willing to pay for his services.

Daniel Martins