Samuel Chukwueze says that scoring his first international goal for Nigeria in Wednesday’s 2-1 win against South Africa in their quarterfinal encounter at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nation was a dream come true for him, reports Completesports.com.
Chukwueze scored the opening goal in the 27th minute to ensure Nigeria led going into the break.
The Villareal Winger was on song for the Super Eagles as he followed up on his deflected shot and slotted in beyond the reach of Ronwen Williams in the South African goal.
And Chukwueze expresses how much the goal means to him and the entire nation.
“It is a dream come true for me to score my first international goal for my country in a big match like this,” Chukwueze told Completesports.com after the game.
“Aside from winning the U-17 World Cup title, this is one moment I will cherish for the rest of my country.
“I know people back home are happy with our win here and it’s good to contribute to the success of the team.”
The Super Eagles will face the winner of the Algeria versus Cote d’Ivoire quarterfinal tie in the semifinal. The match takes place today (Thursday) at the Suez Stadium from 5pm, Nigerian time.
By Adeboye Amosu (pix: by Ganiyu Yusuf) in Cairo