Zenke sees red in France
It was double trouble for ex-Nigeria U20 star Simon Zenke as he was sent off and his French club Nancy were trounced 4-0 at Saint Etienne.
The former Samsunspor of Turkey powerful striker was red carded in the 68th minute for a rash lunge at Faouzi Ghoulam and his misery was completed when his French Ligue 1 side slumped to a 4-0 loss on the road on Friday.
Zenke will miss three straight games as a result of his expulsion, while Nancy remain second from bottom with four points from seven matches
In Malta, Nigeria striker Akanni Sunday Wasiu was Floriana’s hero when he salvaged a point for his team in a home game against Qormi.
The former Colchester United and Luton Town both of England forward drew level for his team in the 65th minute to end the game 2-2.
This was Akanni-Sunday’s second goal of the season.
He told MTNFootball.com that he is happy to score the goal that gave his team a point.
“All we wanted was to win, but I am happy to have scored the goal that drew level for my team. I hope for more goals as season goes on,” he said.