Ifeanyi Matthew (left) in action for Norwegian club Lillestrom
Tuesday Oct 18, 2016. 11:12
Ex-Kano Pillars midfield star Ifeanyi Matthew is now the new shining star in Norway after he was named Player of the Week in the country’s top league and his club Lillestrom scooped the Team of the Week.
Matthew set the tone for an unlikely Lillestrom win at title chasers Brann with his opportunistic goal, but his overall performance earned him the man of the match award.
After his opener after half an hour, he was denied a second goal by the brilliant Brann goalkeeper, he also conjured a through ball for a dangerous attack in a five-star display for Lillestrom to win 2-1 away from home.
On the back of this unlikely win, Lillestrom are now in the relegation play-off bracket and they will steer clear of the dreaded drop with a home win over IK Start on Sunday.