Nigerian defender Igoh Ogbu displayed his scoring prowess by netting his first goal of the season, propelling Slavia Prague to a resounding 2-0 victory over Servette FC in the UEFA Europa League opening clash on Thursday night.
Ogbu, a former NPFL player, has been a stalwart in Slavia’s defense and a prolific scorer recently.
His outstanding performance served as the catalyst for Slavia Praha’s spectacular commencement in the UEFA Europa League, securing a commanding 2-0 triumph.
In a damp and exciting showdown, Praha mercilessly defeated Servette and their supporters at the rain-soaked Stade de Geneve in Carouge.
The match commenced positively for the home side, but it was the visitors who surged ahead heading into the interval when Lukas Masopust found the target.
Barely seven minutes into the second half, the 23-year-old Nigerian etched his name on the Europa scoresheet.
Praha earned a corner, and Ogbu, positioned perfectly, soared to head home the decisive goal. This vital contribution, combined with his defensive prowess, led to a clean sheet on foreign soil.
Ogbu executed nine crucial clearances, dominated seven aerial duels, executed seven recoveries, and emerged victorious in six out of seven duels attempted, showcasing a masterful performance.
This goal marked Ogbu’s maiden of the season for Slavia, a clear indication of his impact in launching their UEL campaign with a triumphant start.
Slavia Prague fans can look forward to more remarkable performances from their versatile defender.