Former Super Eagles midfielder, Joel Obi continued his impressive form in the Italian Serie B on Wednesday night when he scored the winning goal for promotion chasers, Chievo Verona, in their 1-0 win over Reggiana, AOIFootball.com reports.
Unbeaten in their last 12 league outings, the hosts were hoping to close the gap on first place Empoli with automatic promotion very much in their hands.
The 29-year-old continued to lead the team out as he captained them for the 5th time this campaign, with Chievo seeking their 10th league win.
In what was a dominant first-half display the hosts were very unlucky not to be in front as both teams went into the break goalless.
Both managers then made a plethora of changes in the second half aiming to find the breakthrough but it was skipper of the night Obi who finally broke the deadlock in second-half stoppage time to seal a 1-0 win for Verona.
The former Inter Milan man was adjudged the man of the match after scoring his second goal of the campaign, earning a game rating of 7.9, completing 80% of his passes, winning 16 duels and also making 3 tackles and 2 interceptions.