Friday Sep 09, 2016. 20:48
Gbolahan Salami fired twice as KuPS defeated title front runners Mariehamn for the third time this season when they won 2-1 at home in a Finnish league game today.
KuPS have now moved to third on the table with 41 points from 25 matches, nine points behind leaders HJK.
KuPS also beat their opponents in the reverse fixture as well as in the Finland Cup.
Salami opened scoring from the penalty spot after 57 minutes, before second-placed Mariehamn drew level two minutes later.
However, Salami, top scorer in the Nigeria league last season, grabbed the match winner in the 63rd
The former Shooting Stars and Warri Wolves star has now scored 10 goals in 24 league appearances.
He is now four goals shy of the leading scorer in the Finnish top league.
Three other Nigeria stars played from start to finish for KuPS – Azubuike Egwuekwe, Abubakar Aliyu and Paul Onobi.