From: michael seium (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Dec 07 2008 - 18:55:13 EST
Important GOAL! Henok helps Valladolid come from
Important GOAL! Henok helps Valladolid come from behind.
For the second week in a row Henok Goitom scores in the Spanish La Liga.
This time around his team 8th place Real Valladolid was taking Osasuna in
20th and last place in the very tough Spanish premier league. Valladolid was
playing away where they lost almost 80% of their games at an opponents home
field. At stake was a loss to the worst team in the league and an
embarrassment and it looked pretty bad for the purple Valladollid as they
were trailing 3-0 until the 59th minute of the game. Mean while Henok Goitom
did not start the game but came in in the 35th minute as a substitute and 24
minutes after he got in and his team on the brink of embarrassment he scores
a beautiful header to make the score 3-1 and give hope to his side.
Also playing on Real Valladolid along side Henok is another African
Bartholomew Ogbeche who was signed along with Henok this past year. The
Nigerian international who played for the Green Eagles was substituted as
well in the 77th minute of the game, but right before that in the 65th
minute an own goal by Osasuna created in the box not very far from where
Henok was made the game 3-2.
Ogbeche then added the last goal in the 86th minute to give his team a tie
which also helped it earn a point and still in the top 10 of La Liga. It
also saved Valladolid an embarrassment as the young Africans showed why they
have become a great addition to their team in Spain. Good work by both
youngsters as they continue to show that if given a chance they will be
among the up and coming stars of European soccer.
Congratulations to Henok and his team even though a win would have been
Here is the link of the high lite video.
For more on Henok and other Eritrea related sports just click on
Mike Seium for Eri-internatonal sports.
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