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Okpotu Helps US Monastir Beat Esperance, Win First-Ever Tunisian Cup Title

Okpotu Helps US Monastir Beat Esperance, Win First-Ever Tunisian Cup Title

Former NPFL star Anthony Okpotu made history as he helped US Monastir win their first-ever silverware, after they shocked favourites Esperance 2-0 in the Tunisian Cup final, Completesports.com reports.

Also in action for US Monastir was Okpotu’s Nigerian compatriot Moses Orkuma as both players started in the encounter.

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US Monastir opened scoring in the 40th minute following an own goal by Esperance player Abdelkader Bedrane.

And with 10 minutes left in the game Yassine Amri sealed the win by adding the second goal.

This historic cup triumph has earned US Monastir a ticket to play in the 2021 CAF Confederation Cup.

In the just concluded Tunisian league Okpotu emerged top scorer with 13 goals which helped his team finish in third place.

By James Agberebi 

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  • Chima E Samuels 4 years ago

    Good performance it’s only takes something special for a Nigerian player to emerge tops in Tunisian league.

  • Igbekun Abo 4 years ago

    Good talk @Chima. Okpotu has gone about his business in Tunisia competently. 14 goals in such a decent league should not be taken for granted.

  • Congratulations to both Anthony Okpotu and Moses Orkuma for nicking this one. Maybe after this feat ,it is time to leave US Monastir and move to Europe. That is where the main action is .Okpotu ,who have been capped for the CHAN Eagles ,could also be invited to Super Eagles for Gernot Rohr to have a closer look at him.

  • Kenny 4 years ago

    Congratulations this guy should be invited to Super Eagle instead of inviting bench warmers or 5 minutes substitute.

  • No doubt ,the Tunisian Football League is very competitive a la other leagues in North Africa like the Moroccan, Algerian and Egyptian leagues.Okpotu’s modest achievement of emerging the top scorer with 13 goals should not be underestimated. A Super Eagles call up may not be a bad idea. But the question this: Is Gernot Rohr taking note? Let’s run the rule on Okpotu . I remember ,this guy also did it with Lobi Stars of Makurdi in the Nigerian League before venturing abroad for greener pastures.

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