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Nigerian starlet hits hat-trick in Croatia

17 September 2015, 12:10

Zagreb - Nigerian youngster Theophilus Solomon scored his second career hat-trick, which helped his loan side NK Sibenik to a 3-2 victory away to NK Rudes, which helped them extend their league at the top of the second division table in Croatia to seven points.

The 19 year old Nigerian scored his team and the game’s first goal but needed to score once again to help his team claw their way back into the game after the home team took a 2-1 lead.

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The game was slowing down into a 2-2 draw but the Nigerian had other ideas at 90 minutes on the dot with both teams expecting the final whistle, Solomon controlled a wayward shot from a teammate with his right evading his marker with his touch before lashing in the winner with his right.

The hat-trick was his second after scoring twice for NK Zadar last season in a cup game against Zagora and in his second consecutive loan spell away from Rijeka, he has been pivotal to Sibenik staying top of the second division with 6 goals to his name from 7 games.

He is now the top scorer in the league as well and his team who have two other Nigerians - Okechukwu Aliyu and David Nwokolor on their team are run away leaders of the division.

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