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Exciting Start: Abdulrahman Taiwo grabs brace in Riga FC Debut

Abdulrahman Taiwo, has taken the Baltic giants, Riga FC, by storm as he kicks off his new career with a bang!
Exciting Start: Abdulrahman Taiwo grabs brace in Riga FC Debut

The former U-23 Striker made an unforgettable debut, scoring a thrilling brace against Tukums on Sunday afternoon in the Optibet Virslīga.

The 24-year-old wasted no time in making his mark, finding the back of the net twice, leading Riga FC to a resounding 6-0 away victory at the Tukuma pilsētas Stadium.

His opening goal in the 42nd minute set the tone for the match, and a quick-fire brace from Douglas Aurelio before the first-half break made it 3-0 in favor of Riga FC.

The visitors picked up right where they left off in the second half, with Gauthier Mankenda adding another goal just two minutes into the half, making it 4-0.

Eduards Dašķevičs joined in the fun, extending the lead to 5-0 nine minutes later. Finally,

The Nigerian youngster Abdulrahman Taiwo sealed the victory with his second goal, completing the rout and securing all three points for Riga FC.

Taiwo’s stellar performance comes as no surprise, as he recently joined Riga FC from the Danish club SönderjyskE Fodbold on a two-year deal.

Last season, he showcased his scoring prowess while on loan at Spartak Trnava in Slovakia, netting an impressive 19 goals in 27 games.

Currently sitting at the top of the table with an impressive 58 points from 23 games, Taiwo and his teammates are leaving their mark in the league.

They stand 24 points ahead of the defending champions, Valmiera, and a remarkable 35 points clear of the host team, Tukums.

With such a dynamic start to his journey with Riga FC, all eyes are on Taiwo as he looks to replicate and even surpass his outstanding performance from the previous season.

The upcoming encounter against Kecskemét on Thursday will undoubtedly provide another thrilling showcase of his talent.

Keep an eye on Abdulrahman Taiwo and Riga FC as they continue to dazzle in the Optibet Virslīga, ready to conquer new heights and make their mark on the Conference league.



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