Southampton's Nigerian Midfielder Notches Brace In 5-1 Rout Of Okocha's West Ham U18Published: January 05, 2019
Nigerian teenager Roland Idowu netted his first brace in England as Southampton thrashed West Ham 5-1 in an U18 Premier League fixture staged at Staplewood Training Ground on Saturday afternoon.
The 16-year-old was not the only player of Nigerian descent named in the starting line-up as his teammate David Agbontohoma also started while West Ham's Josh Okocha made his eighth start of the season.
On 33 minutes, the deadlock was broken as Idowu was the quickest to react, poking home the rebound after an effort was parried by the Hammers goalkeeper.
1-0 became 2-0 in the 61st minute and it was Idowu that wrote his name on the scoresheet once again, as he coolly finished after capitalizing on a defensive error.
Rio Glean, Ryan Cluett and Jack Turner supplied the other goals for Southampton in the last 10 minutes while Seurier's 72nd minute goal which made it 2-1 was only a consolation.
Idowu was offered a scholarship by Southampton in July 2018 after training with the club for close to a year.
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