Former Super Eagles’ striker, Ikechukwu Uche scored twice for relegation threatened Gimnastic de Tarragona as they beat his former club Granada 2–0 at the Nou Estadi Municipal in a Spanish Segunda Division game played on Wednesday night, AOIFootball.com can report.
Uche opened scoring in the 27th minute when he converted a lovely pass from Sergio Tejera to give his side the lead, before rounding up his brace and all three points four minutes later from an individual solo run.
The goal was the former Iwuanyanwu Nationale striker’s third in the current campaign as he was voted the man of the match with an impressive rating of 8.6 on the night.
After the game, an excited Uche took to social media to express his delight and hopes he continues to score more goals to help his team avoid relegation.
“Glad with the three points gained, we will continue to work harder. Congratulations team, it was a good win which was important,” he wrote via his Instagram page.
The results leave Gimnàstic Tarragona 20th with 8 points after 8 round of matches.
The 33-year-old played for the Super Eagles between 2007 – 2014, making 46 appearances and scoring 19 goals.