By Johnny Edward: Kuopion Palloseura's leading scorer, Nigeria striker Gbolahan Salami, is pleased to be the match winner for his side in their 1-0 win over HIFK Helsinki last Sunday despite receiving his third yellow card of the season, Completesportsnigeria.com can report.
The former Warri Wolves and Shooting Stars forward took his tally to six goals in the Veikkausliiga for KuPs when he netted a 61st minute winner for his side who moved to third on the log, nine points adrift joint-league leaders HJK Helsinki and Mariehamn.
"I'm really happy about the win," Salami told veikkausliiga.com. "It was a tough match. I scored a wonderful goal but it was painful to receive a yellow card in the game.
"Our opponents defended really tightly which made it a bit difficult.".
The 25-year-old has played in all 16 games for Kuopion Palloseura so far this term.
KuPs face ninth placed PS Kemi in their next game in Sunday.
Oduamadi happy to surpass goal feat
BY JOHNNY EDWARD
Super Eagles winger Nnamdi Oduamadi was pleased to end his six-game goal drought in HJK Helsinki's 2-0 win over PS Kemi on Saturday.
Oduamadi who sealed his side's tenth win of the season with his fifth goal of the campaign told Completesportsnigeria.com he hopes to add much more to his best-ever season tally of five before the end of the Veikkausliiga season.
"I'm happy with the goal and I hope I can double before the end of the season," Oduamadi told Completesportsnigeria.com.
The result sees HJK maintain their lead at the top of the log on goal difference over Mariehamn, but Oduamadi is not getting carried away yet.
"It's my fifth goal so far this season and I hope to score more to help my team win the league," he added.
He also maintained that HJK will advance to the next round of the Europa League competition after being drawn against Bulgarian side PFK Bere Staragora.
"We travel on Wednesday to Bulgaria and I believe we can make it to the next round."
Oduamadi has scored five goals in 14 games for HJK since joining on a season loan from Italian side AC Milan.