Nigeria defender Idowu impresses in Russia


Brian Idowu scored his second goal in the Russian Premier League on Sunday to secure Khimki a 2-0 triumph over Rostov.

The 28-year-old who was in action from start to finish, and sealed a late win for the visitors at Rostov Arena. His strike came three minutes after Reziuan Mirzov opened the scoring in stoppage time.

The Nigeria international has now scored back-to-back goals for Igor Cherevchenko’s side, after he opened his goal account for Khimki against Victor Moses’ Spartak Moscow last Saturday.

Idowu is currently enjoying his best goalscoring season in his professional career after playing just 11 league matches for the Red-Blacks, whom he joined on a season-long loan from Lokomotiv Moscow in August.

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Apart from his defensive contributions as a left-back, the former Amkar Perm and Sochi defender has also proved his qualities in front of goal and he stands as the second-highest goalscorer for Khimki so far this season with two goals, after Arshak Koryan (3).

After losing their last two league matches, Sunday’s result brought the Red-Blacks back to winning ways. They rose to 14th in the Russian Premier League table with nine points after 12 matches.

Khimki welcome second-placed Zenit St Petersburg to Khimki Arena for their next league outing on November 1.


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