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Africa Stars Watch: AS IT HAPPENED – 15 October 2017

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Africa Stars Watch: AS IT HAPPENED – 15 October 2017

Newcastle United’s Christian Atsu

by
Brian Lee

Sunday Oct 15, 2017. 14:40


Thank you for joining us today on AfricanFootball.com for what was our LIVE African Stars Watch of players in action on the European continent on Sunday, October 15 2017.

AS IT HAPPENED:

18h55 – Stephane Sessegnon’s goal for Montpellier proved to be the winner as they beat Jean Michael Seri’s Nice 2-0 in the French Ligue 1.

18h50 – Sofiane Boufal and Mario Lemina’s Southampton have fought back twice against Christian Atsu’s Newcastle to draw 2-2 in the English Premier League.

18h45 – Tyronne Ebuehi and Wilfried Kanon’s Den Haag have lost 2-1 to Excelsior in the Dutch Eredivisie.

18h40 – Montpellier have found another goal, adding to Stephane Sessegnon’s opener as they lead 2-0 against Jean Michael Seri’s Nice in the French Ligue 1.

18h35 – Sofiane Boufal and Mario Lemina’s Southampton have equalised against Christian Atsu’s Newcastle in the English Premier League, 2-2.

18h30 – Tyronne Ebuehi and Wilfried Kanon’s Den Haag have conceded a goal against Excelsior and trail 2-1 in the Dutch Eredivisie.

18h20 – Stephane Sessegnon has found the back of the net for Montpellier who lead 1-0 against Jean Michael Seri’s Nice in the French Ligue 1.

18h10 – There have been two quick goals in the English Premier League. First, Mario Lemina’s Southampton equalised, but Christian Atsu’s Newcastle quickly re-took the lead and are now 2-1 in front.

18h05 – A brace from DR Congo’s Cedric Bakambu has led Villarreal to a 2-1 win over Girona in the Spanish La Liga.

17h50 – Tyronne Ebuehi and Wilfried Kanon’s Den Haag have started their second half against Excelsior in the Dutch Eredivisie. The game is locked at 1-1.

17h48 – Souleymane Camara and Stephane Sessegnon’s Montpellier are drawing 0-0 against Jean Michael Seri’s Nice at half time in the French Ligue 1.

17h47 – Christian Atsu’s Newcastle are leading 1-0 against Mario Lemina’s Southampton at half time in the English Premier League.

17h30 – Christian Atsu (Ghana)’s Newcastle United have broken the deadlock against Southampton following a goal-mouth scramble. It’s 1-0 with 30 minutes played.

17h20 – Mario Lemina (Gabon) is in action for Southampton against Newcastle United, who have Christian Atsu (Ghana) on the pitch in an English Premier League match. It’s 0-0 with 20 minutes played.

17h10 – Cedric Bakambu (DR Congo)’s brace sees Villarreal leading 2-1 at half-time against Girona in a Spanish La Liga match.

17h00 – Nicolas Nkoulou (Cameroon) helped Torino hold Crotone to a 2-2 draw in an Italian Serie A match.

16h50 – Adel Taarabt (Morocco) scored for Genoa and he was substituted in the 75th minute as they beat Calgiari 3-2.

16h40 – Prejuce Nakoulma (Burkina Faso)’s Nantes have conceded against Bordeaux. It’s 1-1 with 80 minutes played.

16h30 – Idrissa Gueye (Senegal) and his countryman Oumar Niasse both featured for Everton as they drew 1-1 with Brighton.

16h20 – Adel Taarabt (Morocco) and his Genoa’s team-mates are now leading 2-1 after Cagliari pulled one back with 30 minutes left on the clock.

16h10 – Oumar Niasse (Senegal) has replaced his countryman Idrissa Gueye and their side, Everton are trailing 1-0 against Brighton with five minutes left on the clock.

16h00 – Marcel Tisserand (DR Congo) is in action for Wolfsburg against Bayer Leverkusen, who are leading 1-0 with 30 minutes played, in a German Bundesliga match.

15h50 – GOAL! Prejuce Nakoulma (Burkina Faso) breaks the deadlock for Nantes against Bordeaux in the stroke of half-time. The score is 1-0 to Nantes at half-time.

15h40 – GOAL! Adel Taarabt (Morocco) collects the ball and unleashes a terrific shot from the edge of the box, and it goes into the bottom left corner. It’s 2-0 to Genoa against Cagliari with 40 minutes played.

15h30 – Everton, who had Idrissa Gueye (Senegal) on the pitch in the first-half, are locked at 0-0 with Brighton at half-time.

15h20 – ASSIST! Adel Taarabt (Morocco) sets up Andrey Galabinov, who makes it 1-0 to Genoa against Cagliari. It’s 1-0 to Genoa with 20 minutes played.

15h10 – Simy (Nigeria) is also in action for Crotone against Torino in an Italian Serie A match. The game just began.

15h00 – Prejuce Nakoulma (Burkina Faso) and Chidozie Awaziem (Nigeria) have just started for Nantes against Bordeaux in a French Ligue 1 match. The game just started.

14h50 – Bong Gaetan (Cameroon) is on the Brighton bench, while Oumar Niasse (Senegal) is among the Everton substitutes.

14h40 – Idrissa Gueye (Senegal) is in action for Everton FC against Brighton and Hove Albion in an English Premier League game. It’s still 0-0 with 10 minutes played.

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Nigerian striker Obiozor targets 15 goals in SA

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Nigerian striker Obiozor targets 15 goals in SA

Christian Obiozor is challenged by Davies Ukeme during the 2013 Nigeria Professional Football League Match between Rangers and Akwa United on September 18, 2013 at Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu ©Norbert Okolie/BackpagePix

by
Austin Ditlhobolo

Tuesday Jul 25, 2017. 10:00


Nigeria international Christian Obiozor hopes to impress in his first season with Orlando Pirates as he targets 15 goals during the upcoming 2017/18 campaign.

The tall striker recently joined the South African giants from Nigerian side Enyimba on a long-term deal.

“Pirates are like Real Madrid. It’s a club that wants to win trophies all the time. In order for you to do that, you have to give 100%,” Obiozor told the Sunday Times.

“My agent and I met with the chairman (Irvin Khoza) last week. He has a good relationship with the chairman of Enyimba (Felix Anyasi-Agwu).

“Chairman Khoza told me a lot about the club and made me aware that an Enyimba player [Onyekachi Okonkwo] once came here and played for Pirates,” he added.

The 22-year-old centre forward stated that he is aware of the expectations at Pirates, who have won the Premier Soccer League (PSL) title four times.

“A season without a trophy is sad for the players. By the grace of God this is going to be a good season for Pirates. The coach [Kjell Jonevret] gave me a word of encouragement. He talked to me as his son, saying ‘this season we need to push’ and I said ‘Ok Sir’,” he revealed.

Obiozor is eager to emulate his countryman Raphael Chukwu, who was a prolific striker for South African side Mamelodi Sundowns.

“What Chukwu did for Sundowns motivates me. If I can get 15 goals this season I will be very happy for myself. By the grace of God, it will happen,” he explained.

“As a striker, when you come to a club you have to set targets. Otherwise what is the point?.”

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