Champions League: Nigerian Striker, Adamu Shines As Salzburg Destroy Napoli
Nigerian-born striker, Chukwubuike Adamu, scored for Red Bull Salzburg as the Austrian side thrashed Napoli 7-2 in the UEFA Youth League on Wednesday.
Adamu opened his goalscoring account in the league as Salzburg recorded the comfortable victory at the DAS.GOLDBERG Stadion (Grödig).
He came off the bench in the 63rd minute and a minute later he extended the lead over the young Italians.
Central defender Bryan Okoh, who is eligible to represent Nigeria, Switzerland and United States, was named in Red Bull Salzburg’s starting line-up along with Germany youth-teamer of Nigerian parentage Karim Adeyemi.
Napoli’s Costanzo opened the scoring in the 7th minute only for Sesko to level matters a minute later assisted by Adeyemi, who was taken off in the 20th minute after suffering an injury.
The Austrians led 2-1 at the interval thanks to Sesko’s 14th minute goal, his second of the game.
In the second half, Anselm, Luis Phelipe, Sučić and Seiwald also registered their names on the scoresheet for Salzburg, and Vrikis pulled a goal back when he converted a spot kick.
The Kano-born Austria U18 international, Adamu has tallied over 50 goals for Salzburg’s youth teams since the start of the 2016-2017 season.