Olatunbosun Dedicates ‘CNN Goal Of The Week’ Prize To God

Agency Report

MFM sensational forward Sikiru Olatunbosun on Friday dedicated his breathtaking goal to God and his family.

The striker’s spectacular goal against Rangers, in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) on 24 February, emerged as the Goal of the Week from a poll conducted by Cable News Network (CNN).

It was the second for the Lagos side who went on to beat the Nigerian champions 2-1.

And Olatunbosun, in an interview with completsportsnigeria.com, also reserved special praises for his teammates and coaches led by Fidelis Ilechukwu.

“I’m dedicating this [CNN Goal-of-the-Week award] first to God and then my family,” the striker told Completesportsnigeria.com Friday night.

“My teammates and the coaches, especially chief coach [Fidelis] Ilechukwu have been wonderful. Without them, I would not have achieved this. The recognition is for all of us.

“I have already received congratulatory messages from many of my friends and even players from other clubs this night [Friday]. Thank you everybody.”

Olatunbosun polled 82% of the votes by the respondents to defeat AS Roma’s Radja Nainggolan, Anderlecht’s Y. Tielemans and Woking FC’s Joey Jones.

The award makes it the first time a player in Nigeria’s top-flight emerged winner of an international honour for the best league goal of the week.

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