Nigeria’s Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare has showered encomiums on Club Brugge striker Emmanuel Bonaventure following his superlative performance against Real Madrid in a UEFA Championship League game on Tuesday.
Emmanuel Dennis scored twice to earn his side a point against 13-time European Champions, Real Madrid, a performance that got the attention of the new minister.
In reaction to the striker’s performance Mr Sunday Dare said, “Nigerian footballer, Emmanuel Bonaventure, has just put his side two goals ahead in the first half against Real Madrid in the Champions League.”
“I see another golden age of our National Football Team on the horizon. #ProudlyNigerian.” He tweeted.
Emmanuel Dennis went on join the likes of James Obiora and Yusuf Atanda Ayila as the only Nigerians to have scored against the Los Merengues in the champions league.