Frank Onyeka lifts Midtjylland to victory


20-year-old Nigerian striker Frank Onyeka scored his second goal in as many matches for Dannish club FC Midtjylland against FC Copenhagen in a Superligaen match played on Sunday.

Onyeka who scored for Midtjylland last week on his debut when he came on as a late substitute against Horsens, was given the green light to start as a reward for his previous effort and scored his sides first goal in a comfortable 3-1 win over Koebenhavn.

He ceased the opportunity with both hands finishing off an assist from Zsolt Korcsmar in the 28th minute to equalize four minutes after the visitors took the lead.

Further goals came from Mikkel Duelund 28th and Marc Dal Hende in the 88th minutes with Pieros Sotiriou 24th minute opener ending up as a consolation in the end.

The Nigerian was subbed off in the 90th minute and was replaced by legendary Dutch midfielder Rafael van der Vaart.

Onyeka has been playing for the U-19 of Midtjylland as a midfielder until last Friday when coach Jess Thorup threw him forward up the pitch and dully got a goal for his bold move.

Surprisingly, established striker Paul Onuachu was not listed in the squad against FC Copenhagen even though he was also on target last week.

Meanwhile the third Nigerian contingent in the Midtjylland ranks, midfielder Rilwan Hassan is still out injured.

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