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Nwakali Nets Brace In Maastricht Win; Ujah Subbed Off, Balogun Absent As Mainz Lose At Home

Nwakali Nets Brace In Maastricht Win; Ujah Subbed Off, Balogun Absent As Mainz Lose At Home

By James Agberebi:
Nigeria midfielder, Kelechi Nwakali, opened his goals account for MVV Maastricht scoring two goals in their 3-1 home win against Jong FC Utrecht in the Dutch second division on Friday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Nwakali who is on loan to Maastricht from Arsenal, scored in the 23rd and 48th minutes, which saw his side return to winning ways following their last defeat to Fortuna Sittard.

He has played seven league games for Maastricht since joining them in January.

Attila Yildirim got Maastricht’s third goal on 89 minutes while Nick Venema was on the score sheet for Jong FC Utrecht on 69 minutes.

Maastricht are 12th on 38 points in the 20-team league table.

And in the German Bundesliga, Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun was not in Mainz squad who lost 1-0 at home to Schalke 04.

Balogun’s Nigerian teammate Anthony Ujah was in action for Mainz before he was withdrawn on 81 minutes.

Mainz have now failed to record a win in their last three league games (two draws, one defeat).

They have 25 points and occupy 16th position – a relegation play-off zone in the 18-team league table.

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