It was a fantastic outing for Nigerian players on parade across different stadiums in Belgium, with former Flying Eagles captain Abdul Ajagun making a name for himself following his stunning strike to help Kortrijk record their first win of the campaign, AOIFootball.com reports.
Abdul Ajagun and Imoh Ezekiel: Former Flying Eagles skipper Abdul Ajagun scored what could be a potential goal of the season contender as he helped KV Kortrijk record their first win of the season after coming from behind to thrash host Cercle Brugge 3-1.
The 26-year-old started his second league game of the season with compatriot Imoh Ezekiel made to watch from the bench as the host fell 1-0 during the half time break.
The Nigerian, however, put his side back in the game four minutes after the break when his stunning strike from 35 yards out flew past everyone and straight into the post for 1-1.
Hannes Van Der Bruggen then made it 2-1 six minutes later before Ajagun replacement Herve Kage completed the scoring on the dot of 90 minute.
David Okereke and Emmanuel Dennis: Dream Team VII forward David Okereke continued his mesmerizing form in front of goal as he came off the bench to help leaders Club Brugge to a comprehensive 2-0 away win over KV Oostende.
With one eye on their Champions League qualifiers against Dynamo Kyiv, the duo of Emmanuel Dennis and David Okereke were both named among the substitutes as the visitors went in search of their 3rd consecutive win.
But after failing to break their resolute host, Okereke was introduced just before the hour mark as he proved again that he could be the next big Super Eagles forward popping up 14 minutes later to head his team in front to record his 4th league goal in 3 outings.
South Africa’s Percy Tau then doubled their lead eight minutes from time as the visitors continued their 100% start to the season.
Stephen Odey: The former MFM forward was again made to start from the bench as defending champions KRC Genk continued their abysmal start to the season, losing 0-2 at home to SV Zulte Waregem.
Odey was however introduced after the hour mark for Ianis Hagi but it was goals from Henrik Bjørdal and new signing Saido Berahino condemned Odey and his teammates to their second loss of the season.
Godwin Saviour: The former U-17 World Cup winner opened his season account in KSV Roeselare 1-1draw at home to Beerschot Wilrijk.
The 22-year-old put his side ahead in the first half after reacting quickest to slide home from close range but the visitors leveled matters 20 minutes from time as both sides settled for a share of the point.