Nigerian striker Philip Otele continued to keep tongues wagging with his sixth goal of the season for FK Kauno Zalgiris in the Lithuanian A Lyga on Sunday, reports.

The former Teesside Uni and Wolviston FC forward was brilliant for the visitors who won 2-1 at Riteriai.

Martynas Dapkus fired FK Kauno Zalgiris in front after 52 minutes.

Three minutes later, usual suspect Otele popped up with his sixth goal of the season.

A 62nd minute penalty from Mindaugas Grigaravicius reduced the deficit but FK Kauno Zalgiris held on to win.

Born in Port Harcourt, Otele was educated in England where he played for the Teesside University and Wolviston FC in the Wearside Football League before joining Kauno Žalgiris in 2019.

His exploits at Žalgiris might be slipping under the radar of some fans back in Nigeria, but the lid has since been blown off his irrepressible talents in Europe and his name crops up with increasing frequency amongst senior figures and recruitment staff at some of Europe’s leading clubs.


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