Former Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministry (MFM) FC of Lagos striker, Stephen Odey was not in action at the weekend, but watched on, as his club, FC Zurich of Switzerland won this year’s Swiss Cup final.
The former Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) leading goals scorer, who moved to Zurich last summer, was on the bench for the entire duration of the game, as his side beat Young Boys 2-1 to win the Cup.
Despite not getting to play in the final, Odey, who has made 15 appearances for FC Zurich, scoring twice, said he has everything to be grateful for, following his side’s goals by Frey and Marchesano.
“My first year in Europe. My first trophy. Thank you Lord. Up Zurich,” Odey wrote along with a photo in social media.
Odey also said he is happy with the prospects of getting to feature in the next Europa League after his team lifted the Helvetia Swiss Cup at Stade de Suisse.
The former Olukoya Boys goals poacher, who set an 18 goals record for MFM FC in his second season in the NPFL also thanked his club’s coach for encouraging him to settle down with the team in Switzerland.
The 19-year old forward who netted three goals and created one assist in less than eight games for Zurich took time out to appreciate Ludovic Magnin, the head coach of his team who has been pivotal to his development as a footballer and the club’s management.
Odey declared: “I am overjoyed. It was like a dream and now a reality. It was a difficult game, full of intrigues and some remarkable moment but at the end of the day we came out victorious and make our fans proud.
“Young Boys are not pushovers and they gave us tough time. We were very strong, determine and above all compact with our performance and I think that gave us and edge.
“I will like to say a very big thank you to our head coach, Ludovic Magnin. He is like a father to me and I am very grateful for all he has done for me. FC Zurich management and fans are the best in the world. I love this club.”