SLOVAKIA (Fortuna Liga ROUND 29)
Trencin 2-1 Zilina
Relatively unknown 19 year old Nigerian defender, Maduka Christopher Udeh was on for Trencin till regulation time before he was subbed out for compatriot Abdul Musa Zubairu when the league title holders welcomed Zilina. His imposing presence as a defensive midfielder in the encounter helped Trencin record a comeback win after initially going down to the visitors in the 21’st minute. Trencin did not feature both, Issa Adekunle, Hillary Gong and Uche Nwofor. Adekunle made the matchday squad, unlike Gong and Nwofor .
German based football statistics portal, TransferMarkt, lists Maduka Udeh as a natural central defender, who has clocked 814 minutes so far this season, with one goal and an assist to his credits, and has only been booked on one occasion. The GBS Academy product has never been capped by any of Nigeria’s youth national teams.
AS Trencin has a tradition of signing Nigerian players. Players who have one time appeared in their roaster include, Kingsley Madu (Waregem), Rabiu Ibrahim (Gent), Samuel Kalu (Gent), Moses Simon (Gent), Aliko Bala (Waregem), Reuben Gabriel (KuPS), and Emmanuel Edmond (Dukla Prag).