Russia-based forward Sylvanus Nimely returned to club duty yesterday with a goal to help Spartak Moscow II secure a comfortable 3-0 win over FC Krasnodar II in the Russian Football National League (FNL) at the Stadion Akademii FK Krasnodar in Krasnodar, a city in southern Russia with over 744,995 inhabitants.
It was a great return for the young forward, who just turned 20 on September 4, after his team lost two matches in his absence while on national duty. Nimely scored the opener in the 13th minute to set the pace for his teammates to increase the tally in the remaining minutes.
Yesterday’s goal was the young forward’s third goal of the season in nine appearances. He was lastly on the score sheet on August 19, 2018, when he helped his team defeat Rotor Volgograd 2-0 in the league.
The win sent Spartak Moscow third on the league table with 23 points out of 12 league games.
“I feel blessed to have scored another goal. I give God the glory and all the praises. It feels good to be back and start like this. I just need to keep working hard and continue doing what I can do best to help my team in every way possible,” Nimely told Daily Observer Sports desk.
Nimely had just returned from international duty for Liberia after he was invited by national team coach Thomas Kojo for the Lone Star’s clash against DR Congo on September 9, at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex in the second round of matches of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Against DR Congo, Nimely was introduced in the 58th minute, replacing Turkey-based Tonia Tisdell. Four minutes later, William Jebor gave Liberia the lead before TP Mazembe’s Elia Meschak scored the equalizer in the 82nd minute.