Watford and Super Eagles midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo has described his winning goal against Algeria in the final of the 2015 AFCON U23 as the best in his professional career.
The diminutive midfielder was the star of the Nigeria team to the tournament in Senegal, where he ended up as the Golden Boot winner with five goals at the end of the competition.
None of Etebo’s four goals came from open play before he found the net in the 40th minute against the North African.
The former Stoke City star restored Nigeria’s one goal lead when he picked the pocket of an Algerian defender about fifty yards out from goal, used his terrific speed to get into the penalty area to drilled a low shot past the goalkeeper.
In an interview with the media the Watford star said: “The best goal I’ve ever scored was the U23 Nations Cup in Senegal, that was the last goal.”
“I drove the ball from middle of the field, it was a small mistake made by the defender. I drove the ball from the halfway line and then it was one on one against me and the goalkeeper.”
“That was the best goal I’ve ever scored because it was really long from half of the pitch to the goal.”
While Etebo has gone on to play for the national team at a higher level after the U23 AFCON in 2015, however, the midfielder hasn’t been able to feature for the Eagles in recent time due to injury.