Roundup: Ajagun Scores In Belgian Cup; Balogun Makes 6th Start For Mainz As Eduok, Awoniyi Fire Blanks

Roundup: Ajagun Scores In Belgian Cup; Balogun Makes 6th Start For Mainz As Eduok, Awoniyi Fire Blanks

By Johnny Edward: Former Nigerian youth international, Abdul Ajagun was on target for Kortrijk who advanced to the next round of the Belgian Cup defeating Gent 4-1 on Tuesday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Gent started Anderson Esiti in the game but left out Samuel Kalu and Moses Simon from the squad that crashed out of the Beker Van Belgie.

Ajagun made it 3-0 in the 40th minute after goals from Lucas Rougeaux and Idir Ouali gave the hosts, Kortrijk 2-1 lead in the 24th minute. It was his fourth goal of the season.

Taiwo Awoniyi also made an appearance for Royal Excel Mouscron who crashed out of the Belgian Cup losing 1-0 away to Royal Antwerp.

In the game involving Oostende and Standard Liege which the latter won 3-2, Uche Agbo was not listed for the encounter.

In Germany, Leon Balogun made his sixth start for FSV Mainz in Tuesday’s 2-0 defeat away to Borussia Dortmund. It was Balogun’s second game since suffering a hand fracture in November. A goal in each half from Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Shinji Kagawa earned the win for Dortmund in five games.

The Nigeria international was on for the entire duration of the encounter.

Victor Osimhen also made his fourth substitute appearance for Wolfsburg who played out a 1-1 draw away at RasenBallsport Leipzig. Osimhen came on for Daniel Didavi in the 89th minute of the draw.

In Turkey, Samuel Emem Eduok fired blanks in his third Turkish Cup appearance for Kasimpasa who lost 4-1 to Boluspor. His compatriot, Kenneth Omeruo, was not listed for the encounter.

William Troost-Ekong was an unused substitute for Bursaspor who defeated Adanaspor 2-0. His compatriot, Mikel Agu, was not listed.

Also left out of his team’s match day squad was Ogenyi Onazi who who was absent as Trabzonspor spanked Turkish second division side Erzurum BB 5-1.

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