After a disappointing start to the season, Sofiane Feghouli will finally have something to cheer about. The Algerian international notched his first goal of the season for Valencia as the Spanish side beat Kuban Krasnodar of Russia 2-0 on the road in the second group stage match of the UEFA Europa League.
Feghouli’s goal came in the 81st minute with Valencia already leading 1-0. His free-kick struck a defender and bounced into the corner of the net, leaving the goalkeeper with no chance and doubling the lead for Miroslav Đukić’s side.
Feghouli played the full 90 minutes for Valencia, for the first time this season, and started for just the third time. The goal will hopefully boost his confidence after struggling in the first two months of the season.
Youssef El Arbi
Nigeria U20 striker Alhaji Gero scored his first goal for Osters in the Swedish league on Monday.
Ex-Enugu Rangers star Gero scored in the 44th minute to draw his club level after fellow Nigeria striker Kennedy Igbonananike opened scoring for the home team, but hosts AIK Solna will go to win the game 2-1.
Gero, who has also been capped at ‘B’ level by Nigeria, will also be booked in the 71st minute.
Osters need to get back to winning ways after going on a four-game losing streak recently.
They are 14th on the 16-team championship with 25 points from 26 matches.
The Confederation of African Football's executive committee has revealed the host cities for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco.
Rabat, Marrakech, Agadir and Tangier will host the matches for the 17 January to 7 February tournament.
Morocco's largest city Casablanca will be the "alternative'' or reserve venue.
Caf also said the Libyan Football Federation had submitted cities and venues for approval for its hosting of the 2017 Nations Cup.
Libya was supposed to host the 2013 tournament but allowed South Africa to take over because of the 2011 civil war that ousted late Libya leader Muammar Gaddafi.