By Johhny Edward:
Bereaved Vincent Enyeama was back in action on Saturday, the same day Oostende’s Nigerian duo Joseph Akpala and Godwin Saviour were both on target for their team who hit hapless Waasland-Beveren 5-1 in a Belgian top flight game.
Akpala gave the hosts the lead in the 15th minute before Gohi Bi Cyriac bagged a hat-trick to condemn the hosts to their third defeat of the season in the league.
The game was Akpala’s seventh of the season and the 29-year-old has bagged three goals so far.
Former Flying Eagles star, Saviour, came on for Cyriac in the 83rd minute and scored his first goal for the club and his side’s fifth of the match four minute later.
Oostende now lead the log with 16 points from seven matches.
At the Regenboog stadion, Moses Simon played for 58 minutes as Gent drew 1-1 away to Zulte-Waregem.
He was replaced by Brecht Dejaeghere.
Moses who scored his first international goal for Nigeria in their 2-1 win over Niger is yet to score in seven games.
In France, Super Eagles captain Enyeama, who recently lost his mother and missed the AFCON qualifier in Tanzania, kept his fourth clean sheet in Ligue 1 as Lyon and Lille shared the spoils at the Stade Municipal de Gerland.
Enyeama got in the way of late efforts by Mathieu Valbuena and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa under in what was a third goalless draw already for Les Dogues whose only defeat so far came on the opening day against Paris Saint-Germain.
The result means Lille are now 10th on the log with sox points from five games.