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Goal against Pirates my best ever, says Olisema

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Enyimba midfielder Cyril Olisema says his winner against Orlando Pirates in their CAF Confederation Cup final group game at the Enyimba International Stadium, Aba is the best goal of his career.

The goal, a 95th minute strike from an Anayo Iwuala pass, sent the few fans at the stadium into wild jubilations as it sealed their qualification to the quarter-finals of the competition ahead of Algeria’s ES Setif and Libya’s Al Ahly Benghazi, who finished third and fourth respectively.

Olisema was shown a yellow card for taking off his jersey in celebration, but the former Akwa United man says he could barely think after grabbing the winner.

“It’s definitely the best goal of my career,” Olisema told The PUNCH.

 “The whole country was looking forward to Enyimba to produce magic and keep the continental flag flying and the goal came at the time it did. It is the best goal I have ever scored.

“The game was played at such a late time (10pm). I’ve never seen or heard of any game in the country that was played at that time. Nigerians stayed up to watch us, they prayed for us and scoring at that time makes it more memorable for me, the fans and the whole country.

“I’m excited about the goal because it gives us another fighting opportunity in the competition. I think grace found me in that match. We started fighting for that goal from the start of the game. The team worked so hard and we were patient before the goal came. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

“It is also a testament to the fact that being patient, not giving up and playing to instruction brings results,” Olisema added.

The People’s Elephant struggled in front of goal despite their dominance. They had a total of 21 shots, with five on target.

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