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Super Eagles invitee captains his club to 1-0 away victory in UEFA Europa Conference League playoff

Super Eagles of Nigeria invitee Ifeanyi Matthew was fantastic for Lillestrom football club of Norway on Thursday, and he was able to guide them to a hard-fought 1-0 victory over SJK FC of Finland in the UEFA Europa Conference League playoff.

The former Nigerian under 20 star was given a captain hand band by coach Geir Bakke and he was able to perform excellently in the game.

Ifeanyi Matthew started in his team's midfield alongside Kaan Kairinen and the duo were outstanding for the away team in the entertaining encounter.

Both teams efforts to score in the first half of the game were not successful, as the first half ended goalless.

Vetle Dragsnes broke the deadlock for the visiting team in the 68th minute after receiving a fine cross from Nigerian Ifeanyi Matthew to end the match 1-0.

Ifeanyi Matthew was outstanding for the away team throughout the entire duration of the game, and he was able to captain them to a well deserved victory over the home team.

The Nigerian international will now be looking forward to continuing his impressive performance for the club when they play host to the same opponent in the return leg of the UEFA Europa Conference League playoff return leg next week.

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