Ebere Orji brace sees Umea defeat Ostersund

The Nigeria forward was on song twice as her new Swedish women topflight side subdued Thomas Lilo's side

Nigeria international Ebere Orji grabbed a brace as Umea secured a 3-1 win over Ostersund at the Umea Energi Arena.

The former Super Eagles forward scored the first and third goal of the day for Robert Bergstrom's ladies to return to winning ways on Saturday.

Orji leveled matters for her side in the 31st minute after Addison Steiner fired the visitors in front 11 minutes earlier as the first half ended 1-1.

In the second half, Wilma Oman put the home side ahead in the 70th minute before the Nigerian scored 12 minutes later to seal maximum points.

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The former Ferencvaros striker has now scored three goals in her second appearances for the Damallsvenskan side since joining from the Hungarian women champions in August.

She had scored her first goal on her debut in a 3-1 defeat at Boljan - just 24 hours after completing her move to the Swedish women topflight on August 24.

The win puts Umea in the seventh position with 27 points from 18 games and they will travel to face Uppsala at the Studenternas stadium on Sunday.