Vanguard (Lagos)

Nigeria: Eagles Strikers On Fire

Super Eagles strikers in Europe at the weekend put more pressure on Coach Stephen Keshi as they kept on scoring goals for their various clubs.

CSKA Moscow striker Ahmed Musa scored his eighth goal in the Russian league in Sunday's 3-0 spanking of Amkar Perm.

Eight-goal Musa is now two goals behind league leading scorer Aleksandr Kerzhakov of champions Zenit Saint Petersburg.

The Nigeria international, who is now played as a centre forward by his Russian army club and not as a winger, scored the second goal of the match in the 73rd minute. He also assisted Cauna for the third goal in the 90th minute.

Obafemi Martins returned from a disappointing Super Eagles outing to net his fifth goal for Levante in the Spanish La Liga yesterday.

Martins opened scoring at hosts Deportivo La Coruna after 40 minutes to restate his case for a place on Nigeria's squad for next year's Africa Cup of Nations.

Similarly, Super Eagles prolific scorer, Ikechukwu Uche smashed a fantastic brace for Villarreal CF in Spain's Segunda División as the Yellow Submarine won 3-0 against Racing Santander at El Sadinero.

The forward's first goal on Saturday arrived on 39 minutes while he completed his brace 14 minutes later.

Uche was substituted after 79 minutes as the Villarreal manager, Julio Velaquez Santiago shuffled his pack to protect his side's lead.

Also Saturday in the English Premier League, Osaze Odemwinge's header sank the European champions, as Westbrom defeated Chelsea 2-1 at Hawthorns.

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