Olatunbosu dedicate CNN award to Olukoya

By TUNDE SHAMSUDEEN
MFM FC wonder goal scorer, Sikiru Olatunbosun, has dedicated his CNN Goal of the Week award to Dr DK Olukoya, General Overseer of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries and club financier.

Olatunbosun’s stunner against reigning champions and Nigeria’s CAF Champions League campaigner, Enugu Rangers International FC of Enugu on match day 10 of the Nigeria Professional Football League played last week Friday at the Soccer Temple, Agege Stadium, was voted the CNN Goal of the Week and the  but the skillful forward says the credit should go to the GO of MFM church.

The influential left winger who was obviously excited as the first player from the Nigerian top league to win the award also appreciated the club officials for their support and his fans all over the world for their votes.

“I will like to say a very big thank you to our father in the Lord Dr DK Olukoya, who has always been there for us without him I don’t think it will possible for me to score such a wonderful goal. So I’m dedicating the award to him and I promise to do more.

“I also want to give thanks to God for the award and also to our coaches, teammates, officials, the director of the team and to all my fans all over the world who voted for me,” the 21- year old player disclosed.

Olatunbosun beat off competition from Roma’s Raja Nainggolan, Youri Tielemans of Anderlecht and Joey Jones of Woking FC to emerge as the winner of the CNN Goal of the Week award after claiming 82 per cent of the 6,647 total votes cast.


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