By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
Nigerian entourage of Emem Eduok (Hajduk Split), Kingsley Michael (Cremonese), Simy Nwankwo (Crotone), and Joel Obi (Chievo Verona) all featured for their various club sides in Europe on Friday.
Croatia 1 HNL Result
Hajduk Split 2-1 Slaven Belupo
Nigerian forward, Emem featured for Hajduk Split, during their 2-1 home win over Slaven Belupo in the Croatian 1 HNL on Friday, June 26, 2020.
Eduok scored a 59th-minute header for Hajduk Split who battled to a narrow victory. Caktas had scored the first goal of the match for Hajduk Split in the 10th minute. Medjimorec equalized for Slaven Belupo in the 24th minute as the match ended in 1-1 draw at half time.
Emem Eduok started the match for Hajduk Split before he was replaced by Jakolis in the 83rd minute after scoring the winning goal of the match for his side.
It was a narrow escape for Hajduk Split as their opponent, Slaven Belupo missed a 90th-minute penalty via Mateus.
At the end of the tunnel was a slim and hard-fought victory for Emem Eduok and Hajduk Split.
Turkey 1 Lig
Bursaspor 1-0 Adanaspor
Emeka Eze and Adanaspor remain in the relegation zone following a narrow 1-0 defeat to Bursaspor. He played full 90 minutes.
Abdullahi Shehu and Bursaspor on the other hand moved into third place in the TFF 1 Lig with that 1-0 win over Adanaspor.
Brentford 1-0 West Brom
Semi Ajayi played well for West Brom as they slipped in the title race. They remain five points above third-placed Brentford. Ajayi played for the full duration of the game.
Italian Serie B
Chievo Verona 1-3 Spezia
Joel Obi and AC Chievo Verona remain in a promotion playoff position despite their 1-3 home defeat to Spezia. Obi played for 78 minutes in the course of the game.
Perugia 0-0 Crotone
Simy Nwankwo played 90 minutes as Crotone were held to a goalless draw. They remain second in the league with eight games to play.
Cremonese 0-2 Cosenza
Kingsley Michael was a second-half substitute in Cremonese’s 0-2 Serie B defeat. He played for 30 minutes.
Italian Serie A, English Premier League, Championship, Spanish La Liga, as well as English FA Cup continue on Saturday. Kick442.com will bring you snippets from the performances of Nigerian players in the diaspora.
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