MFM’s Sikiru Olatunbosun beats Nainggolan, Tielemans & co to win CNN Goal of the Week prize

MFM took on Rangers on matchday 11 of the Nigerian Professional Football League and beat the champions for the first time ever with two goals from Sikiru Olatunbosun and Stephen Odey. There were three goals scored in the match but the headlines have rightly been grabbed by the first which has now been voted CNN goal of the week garnering 82% of over six thousand votes cast.

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The goal from Olatunbosun was a thing of beauty, the ball from midfield into the striker played by Onuwa was not very good but Sikiru made the most of it. It came to the striker left of the D with his back to goal, because it was not on the ground more often than not a striker will either lose the ball attempting to get it under control or be forced away from goal but Sikiru did neither. With a strikers instinct for knowing when a defender is rushing in on his blindside the striker flicked the ball over the onrushing Etim with his left foot spun and volleyed past a despairing Itodo Akor who could only watch it fly into the top right corner.


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