Celtic defender Efe Ambrose has said that his goal for Nigeria in a convincing 3-0 win over Cameroon in a friendly is dedicated to his wife, Adenike Sarah Ambrose.

Efe Ambrose
Efe Ambrose

Ambrose scored the opening goal for Nigeria in the 39th minute, when he headed home Mikel Obi’s free kick on Sunday night in Brussels, Belgium.

“I give glory to God for the goal. The goal is dedicated to my lovely wife, Adenike Sarah Ambrose, this is because  of her prayers and support to my career. She is always there for me  during  good and bad periods,”  said Ambrose.

He said the game was not easy and  also expressed his gratitude to coach Sunday Oliseh for giving him a second chance in the national team after he was out of the team for more than a year.

His last game before now was a 2015 AFCON qualifier on September 6, 2014, which Nigeria lost 3-2 at home to Congo and he scored a goal in the game as well.

“It was not  an  easy game, but we play to the tactics the coach told us.  I bless God for coming back into the team with a goal after a long time  and I appreciate the  coach for giving me the  chance to play for my country again,” Ambrose said.

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