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Super Eagles of Nigeria striker Paul Onuachu scored a hattrick for Belgian league giants Genk in their 5-0 thrashing of Eupen on Sunday, April 3, 2022. Onuachu gifted Genk the lead in the 11th minute via penalty and added another towards the closing stages of the first half through penalty. He would score a third in the 79th minute to make it 5-0 for Genk. The game ended Genk’s three games winless run.

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Kelechi Iheanacho made the headlines in England after gifting Leicester City the lead in their 1-1 encounter with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday, April 2. A James Maddison cross met the Nigerian as he scored with a diving header in the 63rd minute of the game.

Nigerian defender Valentine Ozonwafor who plies his trade in Belgium for Sporting Charleroi made the Belgian League Team of the month for March 2022. Ozonwafor featured in all three games for the Belgian side in March, registering one win and two draws. Of all three games, Ozonwafor and his teammates conceded just twice.

In the Nigeria Professional Football League, Rivers United maintained the top position on the league log despite a 1-1 away draw against Akwa United in Uyo on Saturday, April 2, 2022. A 17th-minute own goal from Mathew Etim gifted the visitors the lead before Adeyeye Adeyemi equalized in the 47th minute of the game. 

In Ijebu Ode, Sunshine Stars ended Plateau United’s 11-game unbeaten run on Sunday, April 4, after a 1-0 win over the FidelisIlechukwu tutored side.KoladeAdeniji scored the lone goal of the clash with 12 minutes left to play.

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See full NPFL results below:

Akwa United 1-1 Rivers United

Sunshine Stars 1-0 Plateau United

GombeUtd 1-0 Kano Pillars

Enyimba 2-0 Wikki

MFM 1-0 Heartland

KwaraUtd 2-1 Remo Stars

Tornadoes 1-0 Dakkada

Lobi 2-0 Rangers

Nasarawa Utd 2-0 3SC


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This article was first published on 4th April 2022


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