Kelechi Nwakali continued his fine form for MVV Maastricht as he was on target in his side’s 3-2 win against Seraing of Belgium.
The 18 year old scored his first goal for the team in their penultimate game of last year, netting in the 2-0 win against De Graafschap, a result that keeps their promotion dreams alive.
Nwakali picked up from where he left off in 2016 when he fired in his side’s third goal from a quick counter attack with scores at 2-1 in favour of his side.
After giving his side a 3-1 lead, he wasted two good chances to kill the game off as a contest before the second division Belgian side reduced the deficit to end the tie at 3-2.
On a season long loan from Arsenal, he has so far made 11 appearances for promotion chasers MVV, where his performances have also earned him Man of The Match Award and rare reviews.
Ideye scored the goal quite early in the 38 minute, while Serbian midfielder, Luka Milovojevic scored the second goal late in the 89th minute as the game ended 2-0 in favour of the Red-Whites.
Super Eagles and Gent of Belgium defender William Troost-Ekong had an unofficial debut he won’t want to remember after scoring an own goal as his side fell 1-3 to Dutch side Willem II.
The Nigerian was handed a start by coach Hein Vanhaezebrouck in the friendly tie alongside two other Nigerians in Anderson Esiti and Rabiu Ibrahim.
Ekong’s afternoon was soiled when the 23 year old unfortunately diverted a harmless ball from Erik Falkenburg into his team’s net to give Willem II a 2-0 lead minutes into the second half.