Relatively unknown Nigerian forward, Peter Olayinka, played a prominent role spearheading Waregem’s attack as they humiliated Standard Liege 4-nil, at Stade Maurice Dufrasne, to begin the fourth round of matches in the Jupiler League.
Standard Liege who paraded another Nigerian, Uche Agbo, had no reply for the rampaging Essevee. The first half ended goal-less, but one could only wonder what Willy Naessens may have told his boys during the break to put the game beyond the homers.
Olayinka began the assault about 20 minutes after the break when he helped Nil De Pauw with an assist, to put the visitors ahead. Peter Olayinka later scored his first goal of the season in the 73rd minute, reacting fast to Sander Coopman’s cross which left veteran Mexican international goalie, Guillermo Ochoa, helpless. Peter’s goal was sandwiched by Belgian-Tunisian, Onur Kaya’s brace.
The 36 Lions FC product later made way for Aaron Leya Iseka in the 88th minute.
The Nigerians excellent performance tonight brings his goals contribution tally for Zulte Waregem, so far this season to seven — six of which are assists. Waregem will top the Jupiler League table temporarily, as other matches will be concluded tomorrow.
Olayinka is currently serving a one-year loan term away from parent club, KAA Gent. He is well traveled for his age, with previous stints in Cyprus, Czech Republic and Albania.