Aribo, Balogun Win Scottish Championship
Nigerian strikers Shine in Europe
Rangers have won the Scottish championship after they defeated Saint Mirren 3-0 on Saturday. Celtic drew on Sunday to hand Rangers the title.
Super Eagles duo of Joe Aribo and Leon Balogun helped the side to win their first championship in ten years under Steven Gerrard.
Steven Gerrard’s team didn’t just win the title, they cruised it. For them, victory has been a roaring certainty for many months now but it was confirmed when Celtic did what Celtic have been doing and stumbled at Tannadice.
32 games played, 28 victories and four draws, 77 goals for and only nine against. Some people will argue against the significance of it, but there’s no point. There’s no debate here.
Kelechi Iheanacho scored the equaliser as Leicester went ahead to win 2-1 at Brighton in the English Premier League. He also scored last weekend
Isaac Success returned from a long-term injury to star for Watford in their 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest.
Victor Osimhen returned from injury to score for Napoli in their 3-1 against Bologna in Italian Serie A.
Big striker Simeon Nwankwo got a brace for Crotone as they won 4-2 against Torino.
Onuachu is Nigeria’s best striker in Europe this season, and he continued his run in front of goal by scoring Genk’s opener in the 9th minute.
The 26-year-old slotted home following a ball from Theo Bongonda before Junya Ito’s strike in the 24th minute sealed a comfortable win for Genk.
Meanwhile, in Spain, Sadiq Umar scored the only goal as Almeria continued their push for promotion into the Spanish top-flight with a 1-0 win at Girona.
Umar fired Almeria ahead in the 71st minute courtesy of an assist from Brian Rodriguez. It’s his 14th league goal in 25 matches this season.
In Sweden, former Golden Eaglets star Akinkunmi Amoo scored a worldie to help Hammarby beat AIK in the Sweden Cup.