Aboubakar, Nwakaeme register goals in Europa League

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The Cameroonian attacker netted his eighth of the campaign whilst the Nigerian continues to impress despite his side being eliminated on Thursday

Cameroon’s Africa Cup of Nations hero Vincent Aboubakar was on the score sheet once more for his Turkish side Besiktas in their 2-1 win over Hapoel Be'er Sheva inthe Europa League on Thursday to progress to the last-16.

The attacker’s goal propelled Kara Kartallar to a 5-2 win on aggregate after overcoming the Israeli outfit 3-1 in the first leg.

Aboubakar missed the first leg due to suspension but returned to the starting line up in style as he grabbed his side’s opener after only 17 minutes.


Nigerian attacker Anthony Nwakaeme drew the visitors level with his 64h minute effort, but Aboubakar’s second half replacement Cenk Tosun restored parity eight minutes after coming on for the hosts.

The strike was Aboubakar’s fourth goal in seven European games this season with Besiktas [three in the Champions League and one in the Europa League].

The 25-year old has now scored in all five competitions he’s appeared in so far this campaign. Four Super League goals, three Champions League, one Turkish Cup and one Europa League goal.

Anthony Nwakaeme

Aboubakar scored the decisive goal at the Afcon final in Gabon and has also been equally impressive with his cameos from the bench

Super Eagles hopeful Nwakaeme netted his 15th goal of the campaign but could not spare his side the defeat.

The 27-year old saw his equalizer cancelled by Tosun’s strike but 14 of his other goals have come from; 11 from Israeli Premier League, two from the Toto Cup and two from the Europa League.

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Super Eagles midfielder John Ogu also played for Hapoel. 

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