Olayinka sees Red-Whites all-time top scorer place

Super Eagles striker, Peter Olayinka, will aim to become Slavia Prague’s all-time scorer in European competitions when he leads The Slavists out against Ballkani in their Europa Conference League match day two meeting at the Eden Arena on Thursday (today), PUNCH Sports Extra reports.

Olayinka became Slavia Prague’s joint top goalscorer in Europe after scoring a fourth minute goal – his 12th – to give his side a 1-1 draw at Sivasspor on matchday last Thursday.

His strike sees him equal to Tomas Dosek’s tally of 12 goals.

The Nigerian international is also Slavia Prague’s most capped player in European Cup matches, with the match against Sivasspor his 50th for the Reds & Whites in Europe.

Olayinka has so far scored three goals in nine appearances in all competitions this season for Slavia Prague, who are currently unbeaten in seven matches in all competitions and have won five matches.

Before the game, the former Ghent striker said: “I think we were a bit unlucky against Sivasspor.

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“We fought hard until the end and everyone gave 100 percent, even more. It was the first game and a win could have boosted our confidence a lot more, but now we know we have a lot of work to do because it is not an easy group for us. We have to focus on the next game at home against Ballkani.”

The Slavists enter the game after beating Ceske Budejovice 6-1 in a league game on Sunday. Stanislav Tecl’s first-half brace inspired the hosts to take a 3-0 lead at halftime, while David Jurasek contributed a hat-trick of assists.

Ballkani for their part kicked off their campaign in the Europa Conference League competition with a 1-1 draw against CFR Cluj on match day one. Yuri Matias scored a late equalizer.

They followed on Sunday with a 2-0 defeat to Drita in the Kosovar Superliga. Marko Simonovski and Besnik Krasniqi scored in both halves to inspire the visitors to victory.

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Olayinka’s compatriot, Moses Usor, is expected to appear in the game, while Yira Sor will miss the game due to fitness issues, just as Jan Boril, Eduardo Santos, Jakub Hromada, Tomas Holes, David Hovorka, Petr Sevcik and Ibrahim Traore have all been sidelined due to injury.

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