Nigerian Superstar Wins Award After Netting Wonder Goal in Spartak Moscow’s Away Draw

Nigerian Superstar Wins Award After Netting Wonder Goal in Spartak Moscow’s Away Draw

Babajide Orevba
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:07 PM
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  • Victor Moses was handed a man-of-the-match award following his spectacular goal in Spartak Moscow’s draw
  • It ended 1-1 against Grozny in their opening league game of the season, but Spartak need to thank the Nigerian
  • Moses came on in the 78th minute and powered home a left-footed effort from outside the area to draw his side level five minutes later

Former Nigerian international Victor Moses was on the score sheet as Spartak Moscow played a 1-1 draw with Grozny in their first league game in Russia on Saturday.

The former Chelsea star was named the most outstanding player as seen on the Twitter handle of the Russian Premier League.

Moses came on in the 78th minute and got the equaliser for his side in the 83rd minute with a sensational goal.

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Victor Moses scores an incredible Spartak Moscow goal. Photo: Daily Post
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Complete Sports reports that the ball was floated into the danger area and then headed away by an opposition player, but Moses chested down the clearance and then his a left-footed volley which went into the net.

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Last season he scored just two goals in 25 appearances in the Russian top-flight.

Also last season, he helped Spartak clinch the Russian Cup after a 2-1 win against Dynamo Moscow in the final.

Moses blocked from returning to Premier League

Meanwhile, Burnley have been dealt a blow as their pursuit for talented Nigerian superstar Victor Moses was blocked by the Premier League.

Victor Moses is reportedly eager to leave his current club Spartak Moscow following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last month.

All three parties- Moses, Burnley and Spartak Moscow, were keen to have the 31-year-old make a sensational return to the Premier League.

Recently, Fifa and Uefa ruled that players stranded in either Russia or Ukraine’s domestic leagues could depart their respective clubs for ‘greener pastures’ amid the ongoing war.

Burnley have been told by the Premier League that they cannot sign Moses on a short-term deal.

Victor Osimhen scores as Napoli beat Anaune 10-0

Meanwhile, Sports Brief earlier reported that Nigerian international Victor Osimhen was on target in Napoli’s 10-0 thrashing of minnows Anaune in a friendly match on Thursday.

The 23-year-old came on as a substitute to score his side’s sixth goal which came minutes after his effort rattled came off the crossbar.

Matteo Politano and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia grabbed a brace each in the preseason game as Hirving Lozano, Alessio Zerbin, Amir Rrahmani and Zambo Andre Anguissa also found the back of the net.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.