Okpotu Anthony of Nigeria celebrates goal with Salisu Yusuf, coach of Nigeria during 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations match between Ghana and Nigeria at Cape Coast Sports Stadium in Cape Coast, Ghana on 18 September 2017 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix
Friday Sep 22, 2017. 16:30
Nigeria international Anthony Okpotu has expressed his happiness after netting his maiden goal for the Super Eagles.
The marksman opened the scoring as the home-based Super Eagles overcame Ghana 2-0 in the 2017 WAF Cup of Nations Group A match at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Monday.
As a result, Nigeria advanced to the semi-finals where they defeated Group B winners, Benin 1-0 with Okpotu grabbing an important assist at Ghana's Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Thursday.
The highly-rated striker scooped the 2016/17 Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) Golden Boot accolade after netting 19 goals in the top-flight league.
The NPFL official website spoke to Okpotu, who stated that it was a great feeling scoring for the national team.
“It is a great feeling scoring in the national team jersey. I am happy to have finally opened my goals account for my country,” he said.
According to the site, Okpotu said that Nigeria intend to make the nation proud at the West African tournament.
Nigeria will now take on tournament hosts, Ghana in the final at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Sunday.