Despite finding the net, the African stars end up on the losing side in Tuesday’s English second-tier match
Benik Afobe scored his first goal for Millwall when they walked out of the English Championship for Fulham 2-1 on Tuesday.
The DR Congo international has returned to the Den after taking out a season-long loan from Stoke City who reunited with manager Gary Rowett.
After failing to score against Queens Park Rangers and Blackburn Rovers, the DR Congo international ended his watch with a strike in the second half against the Cottagers.
Three minutes into the game, Marco Silva’s team took the lead through Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Fabio Carvalho speeds up on the left and cuts the ball back to the Serbian forward, who had no trouble overtaking goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski.
Six minutes later, they doubled their lead through Carvalho, who knocked over a Neeskens Kebano cross.
After the early battle, Rowett’s team tried to get back into the game, but they found strong Fulham resistance.
Three minutes from full-time, Afobe reduced the deficit for his team as he turned Matt Smith’s header over Paulo Gazzaniga and into the net.
In a recent interview, the 28-year-old said he has unfinished business in Millwall and wants to show that he is one of the best strikers in the championship.
He told the South London Press: ‘I feel like I have unfinished business. I feel like the fans do not have the real me.
“It’s not about me coming here to prove people wrong. It’s about proving people right – those who believe in me. I do it for them. ”
At Madejski Stadium, Tom Dele-Bashiru made a losing debut as Reading crumbled 3-2 at home to Bristol City.
The Robins – who could not win any of their last four outings in all the competitions – got off to a flying start in the fifth minute through Andreas Weimann.
Nine minutes later they make it 2-0 by Chris Martin after being picked up by Cameron Pring.
In the first half of the goal, Femi Azeez reduced the deficit for the hosts in the 19th minute.
In an attacking move, Ethan Bristow and Tom McIntyre teamed up so Josh Laurent could cut inside and go to George Puscas.
The Romanian goal scorer missed his kick, but the ball fell to Azeez who shot home from six yards out.
Nevertheless, the Royals ended up on the losing side. Azeez, born in England to a Nigerian father and Spanish mother, is eligible to represent England, Nigeria and Spain internationally.