Nigerian players abroad: Ujah grabs late winner, Dennis ends scoring drought

Anthony Ujah came off the bench to net the winner for Mainz against VFB Stuttgart, scoring his first goal for the Zero-fivers since joining them for a second spell in January from Chinese club, Liaoning Whowin FC.

On the opening weekend of the Bundesliga season, Ujah, 27, was sent on in the 66th minute and grabbed the winner ten minutes later after a mistake by Stuttgart’s ex-Germany defender Holger Badstuber.

A stumble in the area at Mainz’s Opel Arena by Badstuber allowed Sweden international Robin Quaison to round the centre-back and square for Nigeria international Ujah, who fired home from close range.

In the Jupiler League, Emmanuel Dennis ended his six-month scoring drought, as Club Brugge defeated Anderlecht 2-1.

The Nigerian had not scored for the Blue-black since netting in the 1-1 draw at Standard Liege on February 25.

Barely three minutes on the clock, Dennis, 20, outjumped the Anderlecht defence to head home a corner to give his side the lead.


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