EFL Cup wrap : Three Nigerian-born strikers, Bolton's Afolayan and Walsall's Abraham on target
Published: August 09, 2022
 EFL Cup wrap : Three Nigerian-born strikers, Bolton's Afolayan and Walsall's Abraham on target

Allnigeriasoccer.com's round-up of the Nigeria-eligible players who were on target for their respective clubs in the first round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday evening.


Surulere-born striker Daniel Udoh opened his account for the season as Shrewsbury Town came from behind to claim a 3-2 win over Carlisle United at Montgomery Waters Meadow.


With fifteen minutes left on the clock, the 2013 Golden Eaglets invitee netted from close range to make it 2-1.


Korede Adedoyin's Accrington Stanley lost 12-11 on penalties to Tranmere Rovers at the Wham Stadium, after regulation time ended 2-2.


The Lagos-born striker broke the deadlock in the 37th minute when he rifled the ball into the top corner, taking his tally to two goals in three matches this term.


Exciting Benin City-born striker Kelvin Ehibhatiomhan, 19, netted his first senior goal but it counted for nothing with Reading losing 2-1 to Stevenage at the Select Car Leasing Stadium.


In the 63rd minute, Ehibhatiomhan brought the Royals back on level terms as he fired the ball into the net.


Elsewhere, Dapo Afolayan was among the scorers as Bolton Wanderers secured a comprehensive 5-1 win over Salford City at the University of Bolton Stadium.


Afolayan made an immediate impact after coming off the bench as he steered the ball home to open his acount for the season in the 86th minute.


At the Poundland Bescot Stadium in West Midlands, Timmy Abraham netted his first goal for his new club Walsall as they registered a 2-0 win vs Swindon Town.


Nine Minutes from time, the Fulham academy product tapped in from close range to double the advantage.


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