Nigerian Under 23 forward Olabiran Blessing Muyiwa netted the consolation goal for FC Tambov as they slipped to a painful 2-1 loss at Zenit St Petersburg in the Russian Premier League on Sunday.
Aleksandr Yerokhin and Artem Dzyuba gave the hosts a two-goal cushion in the week one encounter.
With the visitors needing some spark, coach Aleksandr Grigoryan introduced the Nigerian player popularly known as “Benito” for Anton Kilin in the 56th minute. He repaid the faith of his coach with a well taken effort 15 minutes later.
Newly promoted side FC Tambov were up against reigning champions Zenit St Petersburg in matchday one of the 2019/20 league season at the Gazprom Arena on Sunday.
Olabiran who scored four goals in five Pre-season matches during his team’s training tour in Belarus played a major role last season for the Wolves who eventually emerged as champions of the Russian National Football League.