Onazi’s goal not enough in Lazio loss

Daily Trust - - SPORT - Ogenyi Onazi

Nigeria in­ter­na­tional mid­fielder Ogenyi Onazi scored a scrappy goal on Sun­day but it wasn’t enough as SS Lazio lost 2-4 to SC Napoli as Serie A en­tered match day 33.

Onazi who was his usual snarling, bat­tling self in mid­field all af­ter­noon showed a dif­fer­ent side to his game with a goal which to­tally ex­em­pli­fied his per­son­al­ity on the pitch.

The ef­fort which was struck at the sec­ond time of ask­ing, ar­rived in the 82nd minute af­ter a mo­ment of en­ter­prise from the 21-year-old.

He latched onto a pass on the far side and honed in on goal be­fore he struck an ef­fort which the Napoli goal­keeper, Pepe Reina un­suc­cess­fully tried to keep out.

Onazi re­acted in light­en­ing fash­ion though to poke home with the Napoli de­fend­ers des­per­ately try­ing to clear their lines in be­lated fash­ion.

Sun­day’s goal was Onazi’s first in Serie A this sea­son. He has made 27 league ap­pear­ances for the club this sea­son.

The mid­fielder also scored once in the UEFA Europa League this sea­son when he net­ted against Trab­zon­spor on Oc­to­ber 3, 2013.

Onazi has been capped 18 times for Nigeria and has scored once for the Su­per Ea­gles.

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