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Odemwingie first hat-trick in five years hands Madura United victory

Odemwingie first hat-trick in five years hands Madura United victory

- Osaze Osemwingie scored his third career hat-trick as Madura United defeated Semen Padang

- The Nigerian scored thrice to give Madura United the boost in the Indonesian Liga 1 title race

- His last treble came against Wolverhampton Wanderers in a Premier League game back in 2012

Nigerian striker Osaze Odemwingie scored his first hat-trick in five years to help Madura United secure a 6 - 0 win over Semen Padang.

Madura United, top of the log, got a massive boost in their hunt for the Indonesian Liga 1 title on Monday, June 12.

Odemwingie first hat-trick in five years hands Madura United victory

Odemwingie in Madura United colours

The 35-year-old fired Gomes de Olivera’s men upfront with his 20th minute strike before the goals poured in at Gelora Bangkalan Stadium.

In the 37th minute, Nigeria’s Junior Nwokolo doubled the lead, as the former Super Eagles star completed his hat-trick in the 43rd and 63rd minutes respectively to hand his team a convincing victory.

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The former Super Eagles forward now has nine goals in 10 games in all competitions, leads the Liga 1 topscorers’ chart.

His last hat-trick was scored against Wolverhampton Wanderers in an English Premier League encounter on February 12, 2012.

Maduara top the log with 22 points from 11 games and they face Pusamania Borneo on July 4 at Segiri Staium.

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