One-time NFF Target Okenabirhie Scores, Provides Assist As Shrewsbury Thrash Newcastle
Published: October 08, 2019
One-time NFF Target Okenabirhie Scores, Provides Assist As Shrewsbury Thrash Newcastle
Former Arsenal youth-teamer Fejiri Okenabirhie put in an impressive performance as Shrewsbury Town thrashed Newcastle United 3-0 in an EFL Trophy clash at Montgomery Waters Meadow on Tuesday night.

The 23-year-old lived up to his billing, scoring the opening goal before providing the assist for the third goal.

Midway through the first half, Okenabirhie controlled a cross from the right flank before firing into the bottom corner.

Oisín McEntee produced an important interception to prevent the Nigerian from causing havoc in the 27th minute and it became 2-0 six minutes later as Jason Cummings scored from close range following a corner.

Ex-Golden Eaglets invitee Daniel Udoh came on to replace Shrewsbury Town's second goalscorer with 17 minutes to play.

In the 88th minute, Dave Edwards handed the home team a 3-0 lead, firing an effort into the roof of the net, assisted by Okenabirhie.

Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick held talks with Okenabirhie over committing his international future to Nigeria four years ago.

He has played internationally for England's C team and netted a hat-trick against Wales C in March 2018.

Ifeanyi Emmanuel

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