Cyriel Dessers was match winner for Genk at champions Club Brugge to crown a late flourish of goals this season in Belgium, while little known Dickson Abiama got the winning goal for Greuther Furth to win promotion back to the Bundesliga.
The winger ensured Enyimba put some respectability in their CAF Confederation Cup quarterfinal against Pyramids of Egypt with the equaliser at home in the return leg after they were spanked in Egypt. ‘The People’s Elephant’ may have crashed out of the competition, but their one Euros man must have enhanced his own profile as he continues to generate interest from abroad.
The Super Falcons skipper became the first African star to win the UEFA Champions Women’s League after Barcelona dismantled Chelsea in the final in Gothenburg, Sweden. It was a fitting reward for the Spanish club, who before this game had won all 26 matches in the Spanish league to be crowned champions again.
The former Manchester United striker rounded up Al-Shabab 5-1 at Al Faisaly with a stoppage effort. His club may have slipped in the title race, but Ighalo has continued to justify his transfer to Saudi Arabia. He has now netted seven goals in 12 outings.
This will be one Nigeria star who will feature in the German Bundesliga next season after he snatched the all-important winning goal in a 3-2 victory over Fortuna Dusseldorf on the final of the season in Bundesliga 2. The 22-year-old forward has enjoyed a breakthrough season in Germany – seven goals in 29 appearances, mostly as a substitute. He now has a chance to show what he is capable of on a big stage.
The striker scored for the third straight playoff game for Genk to consolidate their runners-up spot with a 2-1 win at champions Club Brugge. He grabbed the match winner in the 85th minute from the penalty spot after he was picked to start ahead of compatriot and Belgian League Goal King Onuachu. Will he get the chance to lead the Genk attack next season in the absence of Onuachu, who will most likely leave for a bigger challenge? Could this also earn him a recall to the Super Eagles after his long-awaited debut against Tunisia last year? Overall, he scored seven goals this season for his hometown club.