It was a relatively fair outing for Nigerians plying their trade in the lower division in Portugal as Sodiq Fatai grabbed the headlines with two quick-fire goals, whilst the duo of Kelechi Nwakali and Musa Yahaya continued their impressive form with Porto B. takes you through the highs and lows of their performances at the weekend.
KELECHI NWAKALI AND MUSA YAHAYA: Both players started their third straight game of the new year as they helped FC Porto B stretch their unbeaten run to six games after earning an impressive 1-0 victory over Vitoria Guimaraes.
Just like in the last game, Yahaya started in his newly defined role at right back whilst Nwakali was on the right-hand side of the midfield as he dazzled in the opening exchanges.
Nwakali was however withdrawn on the hour mark by Santiago Irala with another substitute Medi Queta getting the winner nine minutes from time with Yahaya playing all 90 minutes of the clash.
SODIQ FATAI AND JUNIOR PIUS: Two players who are most definitely doing so well for themselves this season in the Portuguese Segunda division has been Pacos de Ferreira’s duo of Sodiq and Pius.
The two players started for Pacos as they extended their leaf on the top of the table to give points following their impressive 3-0 win away at CD Cova Piedad.
Pius started in the heart of the defense whilst, Sodiq led from the front as he proved vital in the clash setting up the second and third goals to hand Pacos their 13th win of the campaign.
CHRISTIAN IROBISO: The 25-year-old forward had to do with a place on the substitute bench as his side SC Farnese lost 2-1 away at Academica Viseu.
The forward was however introduced on 67 minutes for Nino Borges but could not influence the match result with is side already 2-1 down.
ONYEKACHI SILAS: Dropping down the division young star Onyekachi Silas was on target for Gil Vicente as they defeated Limianous 2-0 in matchday 17 of the Campeonato de Portugal.
Ahmad had out the visitors ahead after 8 minutes before Onyekachi doubled his side lead eight minutes before the hour mark to ensure the visitors smiled home with all three points.