Okocha, Aiyegbeni Shine as Nigeria Legends beat China in StarSixies World Cup
Nigeria got their StarSixies World Cup campaign of to a brilliant start with a thrilling 3-2 victory over China on Thursday.
Jay Jay Okocha ran the show and former Super Eagles striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni bagged a brace to put Nigeria in the driver’s seat in their group.
Aiyegbeni’s brace, plus an effort from former eagles skipper Daniel Amokachi helped the Super Eagles subdue the Asians who almost earned a draw from a late rally, Goal writes.
The Yak, who recently had a short spell at Coventry City, got the curtain raiser in the 15th minute after slotting past goalkeeper Li Wei having profited from a loose ball off Garba Lawal’s tackle on a Chinese player.
Moments later, the former Everton striker completed his brace after collecting a beautifully looped pass from maestro Jay Jay Okocha.
Not finished tormenting the Chinese, Yakubu then turned provider after setting up Daniel Amokachi for the third goal.
Peng Weijun pulled one back for China after a horrendous goalkeeping from Peter Rufai, and the Asians got their second goal in the dying stages but could not halt the Super Eagles from securing maximum points.
The Eagles next face Italy on Friday night in their second Group B encounter after the Azzurri legends bowed 2-1 to Brazil in their opener.
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