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Former Super Eagles star hails Aboubakar and Choupo-Moting after dramatic draw vs Serbia

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Ifeanyi Udeze singled out the duo of Vincent Aboubakar and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting for praises following their terrific performances for Cameroon against Serbia on Monday.

The veterans both scored as the former African Champions picked their first point at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Qatar, in a six-goal thriller with Serbia in Group G.

Cameroon took the lead through Jean-Charles Castelletto but Strahinja Pavlovic and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic replied to give Serbia a half-time advantage.

Serbia made it 3-1 with Aleksandar Mitrovic’s second half goal, before the Indomitable Lions roared back thanks to substitute Vincent Aboubakar and Bayern Munich forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.

Aboubakar reduced the deficit with a superb lob after beating the offside trap, he then created the equalizer scored by Choupo-Moting three minutes later.

“I’m happy they came back into the game and earned a draw. I thought they had lost it,” he said on Brila FM’s coverage of the World Cup match.

“Vincent Aboubakar though the was offside but VAR confirmed it was not offside. He’s very happy. At least he has scored at the World Cup.

“Choupo-Moting is an experienced player who knows how to position himself. If a player doesn’t have fitness, he must be intelligent enough to know when attack the ball.”

The Italia 90 quarter finalists will face Brazil in their final Group game. Only a win will put them in a good position to reach the last 16.

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KRC Genk beats Anderlecht to Arokodare’s signature

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KRC Genk has signed Nigerian forward Toluwalase Arokodare on the transfer deadline day.

Genk was in the market for a direct replacement for Paul Onuachu, who left for Southampton, and quickly turned to Arokodare who was on the verge of signing for Anderlecht.

The Nigerian was at Neerpede on Tuesday night, having his medicals.

However the striker later left Neerpede and drove straight to Genk after receiving a call from Genk’s Director of football Dimitri De Conde.

Arokodare then signed four-and-half year deal from Valmiera although he had played on loan at French division two side, Amiens.

The deal is reportedly worth €4.5m which could rise to €7m at the end of the contract.

Arokodare netted eight times and provided two assists for Amiens.

Meanwhile, Anderlecht turned their attention to Islam Slimani, the 34-year-old striker from Stade Brest, after the deal for Arokodare fell through.

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Southampton boss Nathan Jones reacts to Onuachu capture

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Southampton coach Nathan Jones is a happy man, following the arrival of Nigerian forward Paul Onuachu at the club.

The Saints completed the forward’s signing from Genk on transfer deadline day.

Striker Paul Onuachu has joined #SaintsFC on a three-and-a-half-year deal from @KRCGenkofficial:

— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) February 1, 2023

Onuachu leaves Belgium with 85 goals in 134 games for Genk, which he joined in 2019 from Danish side FC Midtjylland, where he scored 71 times in 181 appearances.

Southampton manager Nathan Jones described the Nigerian is a “significant” signing for his club.

“Paul is a significant signing for us and completes what has been an extremely positive month in terms of recruitment.

“He’s a handful to play against, has got a tremendous record throughout his career and he’s also someone who brings great experience with him, so he’ll be a really positive addition to the squad,” The coach concluded.

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Terem Moffi’s interesting stats in the French Ligue 1

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Super Eagles striker Terem Moffi is one of the hottest properties in European football this season.

The striker recently completed a switch to Nice from rivals FC Lorient after making solid impression in the ongoing season.

Here are his impressive stats since moving to Ligue 1 three years ago :

The African artived in the French championship in 2020 and in two and a half seasons at FC Lorient, Moffi has registered plenty of goals for Lorient.

He’s most prolific attacker behind Kévin Gameiro in the history of FC Lorient with 34 goals in 87 games.

And since his debut in Ligue 1, he is in 7th place in the scorers’ rankings, just behind his new partner, Laborde (34 in 37).

The 23-year-old also became the 3rd Nigerian with the most goal in the French Ligue 1 behind John Utaka (59) and Victor Ikpeba (55).

And in the 2022/23 season, Terem Moffi is the 2nd scorer for the Super Eagles among the 5 major leagues in Europe. Only Victor Osimhen has more (14 with Napoli).

This season he’s scored three doubles (5 in career + 1 hat-trick) and scored against PSG, AS Monaco and Olympique Marseille.

With his 12 goals Terem Moffi is second leading scorer in the league the, just one behind Kylian Mbappé (PSG) who has (13).

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