African duo fire Wolves to third
African pair Nouha Dicko and Bakary Sako scored three between them to send Wolverhampton Wanderers to third in the Championship table.
In the division’s early stages, the Black Country club have shown no signs that they are fazed by making the step up from the third tier and have impressed, accruing 12 points from a maximum 15 so far.
Their 3-1 victory at home to Blackburn Rovers was their third consecutive victory and their fourth in five games.
Former Racing Club de Strasbourg striker Nouha Dicko opened the scoring on 13 minutes, before a Bakary Sako brace either side of half time secured the three points. Rovers hotshot Jordan Rhodes found the net from the penalty spot on 59 minutes, but it was little more than scant consolation.
Not only did the two Malia internationals get on the scoresheet, they also demonstrated a fantastic understanding, witnessed in some excellent interchanges, which should serve Wolves well this season.
Speaking to BBC Sport after the match, Old Gold manager Kenny Jackett praised his West African duo: “Sako has been really good in my time here I have always generally picked him which is a reflection of what a manager thinks of a player.
“I think he is a very good player. I think he is a very good character. They will be the two things in my time here that I will judge him on.
“Sako, [Nouha] Dicko and Rajiv van La Parra has been a productive front three for us and they have looked dangerous and combined well and if we can keep up this good work then we will be very happy.”