SOLOMON,AJAYI AND DIYOKE ON TARGET FOR RIJEKA IN PRE SEASON GAME

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The Nigerian trio of Theophilus Solomon,Goodness Ajayi and Gerald Diyoke were on target for Croatian side HNK Rijeka in their convincing 7-2 victory over Opatija in their first pre season game.

Solomon who scored 13 goals while on loan to second division side NK Sibenik last season set up the first goal for Rijeka before side footing home the third goal for his team from a clever cut back.

Diyoke stole the show in the second half scoring a brace in the 54th and 58th minute to take scores to 6-1 before turning provided for Ajayi who scored the 7th goal for Rijeka.

The trio were not the only Nigerians who played in the game for Rijeka with goalkepper David Nwokolor coming on in the second half as well, the 20 year old made 16 appearances for second division side Sibenik last season.

They will be hoping for game time with the Europa League campaigners when the season commence in Croatia although they are reports they could also be loaned out before the start of the season.

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*Daniel Martins