CHAN 2018: Double Celebration For Super Eagles Star
While getting a quarter final ticket was the uppermost wish for Super Eagles midfielder, Dayo Ojo, being voted Man-of-the-Match has given the Sunshine Stars ace reasons for double celebrations.
Ojo, who started his first game of the African Nations Championship, CHAN on Tuesday night scored the Super Eagles second goal in their 3-1 comeback win over Equatorial Guinea and the midfielder has expressed great delight.
“The atmosphere was tensed for us in the first half and we had a great discussion after the first half, we needed the points more than Equatorial Guinea who came to be the spoiler. We came back into the game in the second half with a more purposeful drive and we got the three points, we are super happy,” said an elated Ojo.
The Super Eagles midfielder gave insights on how he and his teammates were able to shake off the shock first half lead by the Equatorial Guinea.
“We were able to put behind us the first half performance, the goal was shocking. We lifted the team spirit and the momentum to win was high. I am happy I scored a brilliant goal that gave us the lead and the award was just the tonic of the night." Ojo added
“I’m delighted I was voted the best player on the pitch. It was a collective victory and the individual award is for the team unity. The victory was more important and we are excited we won as a determined group.
“We know Nigerians will be happy, especially how we came back brilliantly in the second half. We want to appreciate them for the support in the group games and we are looking ahead for more success in the championship with their amazing support.”
The Eagles are waiting to know who their quarter final opponents will be between, Congo and Angola.
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