Eagles Watch – Little Known Nigerian forward Outshines Highest Paid Nigerian Player With Hattrick


Former Watford striker Odion Ighalo ended a seven months old goal drought with a brace for Chinese side Changchung Yatai in their 2-3 loss to Shanghai Shehua to open his goal account for his new side after four games without a goal.


Ighalo found the back of the net in the 40th and 50th minute but was helpless as a late strike two minutes from time from Giovanni Moreno handed the visiting team all three points, leaving Ighalo and co still without a win after five games.

The highest paid Nigerian player was however not the only Nigerian player abroad to score twice in a game this weekend as his tally was beaten by little known forward Tosin Aiyegun grabbed a hattrick for Latvian side Ventspils to power them to a 4-0 win over SK Babite.

18 year old Aiyegun went home with the match ball following his goals in the 20th, 28th and 34th minute of the game, his fourth goal in two games after his goal against Liepaja in their 3-0 last weekend.

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Elsewhere they were goals from Simmy Nwankwo who helped Crotone draw 1-1 against Torino to breathe life into their battle to avoid relegation from the Serie A. The goal was also his second of the season.

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