Kenyan international winger Ayub Timbe scored once in Lierse SK’s 8 – 2 win over lower tier side Royal Waremme in the fifth round of the Belgian Cup match played on Saturday 27 August at Edmond Stadium.
Egyptian Amr Barakat was the hero, scoring a hat-trick on the 21st, 26th and 42nd minute with his country mate Mohammed Elgabas grabbing a brace on the 41st and 77th minute.
Timbe scored the fifth goal on the 51st minute with Manuel Benson and Dylan Debelder netting the other on the 60th and 67th minutes in that order.
Elsewhere at Bosuil Stadium, Johanna Omolo’s Royal Atwerp thumped Zwarte Leeuw 4 – 1 in another cup match. Tunisian Fabien Camus converted a seventh minute penalty, Tuur Dierckx doubled the lead on the 25th minute with Ghanaian William Owusu also recording his name on the score sheet with a 44th minute goal.
Stephen Buyl netted the fourth goal for the hosts on the 89th minute as Antwerp joined Lierse in the group stages. Thijs Schrauwen had scored a consolation for the visitors on the 62nd minute.
Finally in Italy, McDonald Mariga played for 88 minutes as US Latina kicked off the 2016/17 Serie B season with a 1 – 4 defeat at the hands of Hellas Verona. The latter goalie Nicolas Andrade handed Latina a 12th minute equalizer when he converted in his own net a minute after Davide Luppi had broken the deadlock.
Giampaolo Pazzini restored Verona’s lead on the 17th minute, Daniel Bessa scored another on the 23rd minute for a 3 – 1 lead at the break. Gomez Taleb netted the fourth on the 83rd minute as the hosts started the second tier on a high.
Mariga was pulled out on the 88th minute for Roberto Criscuolo. Latina will return to action in their second match of the league on Sunday 4 September at home to Spezia.