Elderson Echiejile made history with Sporting Braga on Sunday night after he won the Portuguese league cup at the expense of FC Porto.
Braga last won a major trophy 47 years ago when they lifted Portuguese cup in the 19965/66 season, while It is the Nigeria international’s first trophy since he moved to Europe six years ago.
Elderson, who in February in South Africa won the 2013 AFCON with the Super Eagles, said on his Twitter handle Eldersonech he was thrilled to be a winner in Europe finally.
“A winner in Europe at last! Still waiting for the feeling to all sink in…” he tweeted soon after he picked up his Taca de Liga final medal.
“This winners’ medal is to all those who have supported and believed in me. There will be more going forward. I love you all!!!”
Alan scored the only goal of the game in the added minute of extra time at the end of first half in the game played at Estadio EFAPEL, Coimbra.
Like it was in South Africa two months ago, Elderson was again a Trojan in defence against a team who only six days ago beat them 3-1 in a league game.