Israel Abia of Sunshine Stars was on fire during the week 7 of the Nigerian Professional Football League, NPFL encounter with Nasarawa United.
Abia scored all the goals the home team required to the needed three points at the Akure Township Stadium as the Owena Whales triumphed 4-2 over Nasarawa United.
At the 36th minutes of the encounter, Chidi Solomon of Nasarawa United broke the deadlock after beating the offside line of the home team to lob the ball over Goal Keeper Saliu Suleiman.
United had barely settled in from their celebrations when Abia restored parity by bundling home his first from a melee and shortly, made it 2-1 for the homers off a header from Wasiu Jimoh’s corner kick at the stroke of half-time.
Three minutes into the final half Mohammed Abdallah brought United back to level term momentarily with a scorcher, but Abia again struck back just a minute later for 3-2.