Old And New Meet As Peter Utaka And Boniface Nduka Lock Horns In Japan
Former Super Eagle Peter Utaka has continued his fine form in Japan and has reached 10 goals in 11 matches into the season after netting another one in the 55th minute as Kyoto Sanga and Mito Hollyhock shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw at Sanga Stadium Kyocera.
Ironically another Nigerian (eligible) was also involved in the fray. It was the absolutely brilliant defender Boniface Nduka who 13 minutes earlier had banged in Mito Hollyhock's first goal even playing from the backline.
Born to a Japanese mother and Nigerian father, Nduka has been a solid performer for Mito Hollyhock and many pundits say he is on the radar of the Samurai Blue the Japanese national team where coach Hajime Moriyasu is trying to build a formidable team that will qualify for its seventh straight World Cup
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Despite being eligible to play for Nigeria with the options Rohr has at his disposal and the way the German considers Asian leagues in terms of strength being picked for the Super Eagles will be a tall order.
Nevertheless, we wish both players old and new continued luck in the JSL and wherever else fate may take them.