Joel Obi Makes Milestone Serie A Appearance In Torino Win

Joel Obi became the first Nigerian player to make 100 Serie A appearances on Saturday while in action for Torino in their 3-0 win over Bologna  on Saturday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
 
Goals from Lorenzo De Silvestri, Mbaye Niang and Iago Falque secured the win for Torino.
Obi surpassed Ogenyi Onazi who appeared in 76 Serie A games and scored four goals for Lazio, while Obafemi Martins made 88 Serie A appearances for Inter Milan and scored 28 goals.
Joel Obi played for only 34 minutes in Saturday’s encounter as he was replaced by Afriye Acquah in what was the Nigerian’s 12th start of the season for Torino. Obi has scored twice this season in Serie A.
 
Torino are now ninth in the Serie A table with 28 points from 20 games

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  • Patrick 12 months ago

    We need him in super eagles.

  • Congratulations, Joel Obi!
    But, it’s not quite normal to be replaced at 34th minute? I hope not another injury case! This guys career has been severely restricted by incessant injuries. He’s such a gifted player, I sincerely hope he can stay injury free.
    But if it was not injury, then it must have been a ‘bad day in the office’ – still better than injuries!