Olympic Eagles player dedicates goal to victims of Xenophobic attacks in South Africa

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Nigeria U23 striker, Sunday Faleye has dedicated his goal in Nigeria’s 5-0 win over Sudan to his parents, fans and victims of the Xenophobic violence in South Africa.

The Olympic Eagles thrashed their visitors at the Stephen Keshi Stadium on Tuesday to overturn a 1-0 deficit from the first-leg in Omdurman.

 

Faleye was one of four goalscorers and also got an assist on the day as defending champions, Nigeria, return to the Africa U23 Cup of Nations.

 

“I feel happy that we won the game convincingly and I dedicate my goal to God Almighty, my parents and to those who have lost their lives in South Africa xenophobic attack,” he told footballlive.ng.

 

“I think Coach Imama Amapakabo is one of the best coaches in the land, he drilled us and told us what to do on the field of play.

 

“I wish my team the very best of luck and with more efforts, we would make it to Tokyo 2020 in Egypt.”

 

The former 3SC goal poacher, who recently completed his move to Austria’s second division side FC Wacker Innsbruck, had previously played for the CHAN Eagles in 2018.

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