Africans in Europa League: Nigeria's Chukwueze & Two Others Score
Nigeria has a fast-rising teenager forward by the name of Samuel Chukwueze who got his first UEFA Europa League goal for Villareal against Spartak Moscow on Thursday night.
Villarreal earned a comfortable 2-0 victory with the Ikwuano-born left-footer opening the scoring as early as the 11th minute.
Cote d’Ivoire’s Kessi Dumped Out with Milan
Ivorian young midfielder Franck Kessi had a disappointing night away in Greece as Olympiakos produced a famous 3-1 win that sees Kessi and Rossoneri bow out of the tournament.
Elsewhere on Thursday
- Ghana’s Joseph Paintsil scored in RC Genk’s 4-0 win over Sarpsborg 08.
- Stephen Odey of Nigeria scored for FC Zurich in the club’s 1-1 draw with Ludogorets.