Racing Genk of Belgium striker, Cyriel Dessers again outshone the Jupiler League’s top scorer, Paul Ebere Onuachu, as the lad with a Nigerian mother and Belgian father scored his third goal in three games, megasportsarena.com reports.
Dessers has finished the season strongly with Genk, as the former Heracles Almelo of Netherlands star scored for the third consecutive match and helped his side to a 2-1 win away to Belgian First Division A champions, Club Brugge.
Dessers was the star on display at Jan-Breydel-Stadion on Sunday evening, as he again stepped out of the shadows of Onuachu, who broke several goals records on the way to being crowned top scorer in the division.
The rediscovered Dessers, who last made Genk’s starting line-up in a 4-0 home win over KAS Eupen on October 30, made the best of his side’s trip to Brugge and he pulled off another sensational outing in the Beker van Belgie, a competition during which he has been named in the starting 11 just once out of a possible five.
He started in attack as Onuachu watched from the bench and Dessers repaid the coach’s faith by netting his seventh goal of the season from the spot with five minutes left on the clock, meaning three of his sizzlers in the league came from penalties.
In Germany, Dickson Abiama scored the winning goal in Greuther Furth’s 3-2 win over Fortuna Dusseldorf in the final German Bundesliga 2 game of the season and helped his team secure a much-cherished promotion to the German top-flight.
Abiama, who joined Greuther at the start of this season, found the back of the net with his first touch of the ball in the 83rd minute, after going as a substitute, and his effort put a seal on the home team’s victory.
Greuther Furth finished second on the table with 64 points behind champions, Bochum, to return to the Bundesliga for the first time since 2011, so much thanks to 22-year-old Abiama, who is on the big stage for the time after leaving Stephen Abarowei Football Academy.
He arrived Germany in 2020 and had few games in the fifth-tier Oberliga for Sport-Club 1926 Eltersdorf before Greuther took him up him early this year and the Bayelsa-born star ended his first-ever top-league season with seven goals in 27 games, with his last effort catapulting his side back to the Bundesliga.