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NIGERIAN DUO LIFT VIKING TO VICTORY OVER LILLESTROEM

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Suleiman Abdullahi and Samuel Adegbenro scored both goals for Viking to power them to a 2-1 win over Lillestroem in a Norway Tippeligaen game decided on Sunday.

Four Nigerian players started the game two on each side with Innocent Bonke and Friday Fred lining up for Lillestroem who are presently placed 8th on the log table.

One among the Nigerian quartet, Suleiman Abdullahi scored the first goal of the game courtesy of an assist from his Nigerian teammate Adegbenro in the 22nd minute.

Adegbenro broke the heart of the Nigerian duo of Fred and Bonke when he struck the winner on the dot of full time when it appears like Viking have done enough to earn a point from the game.

The goal was Adegbenro first of the season and it decided the game in his team’s favour and in the process lift them to 6th spot on the log standing.

Viking will be hoping the goal opened the floodgates of more goals for Adegbenro who scored five times last season but only just got off the mark this season four goals behind his strike partner and Nigeria teammate Abdullahi who is on 5 goals after 12 round of games in Norway.

Friday Fred who started the season in Norway scoring goals with reckless abandon for Viking has surprisingly now gone three games without a goal after scoring 8 in the first six consecutive games of the season.

*Daniel Martins