Golden Eaglets star Emmanuel Michael has revealed how he has perfected the art of scoring free-kicks.
In Tuesday’s semi-final against Cote d’Ivoire, Michael converted two free-kicks to put the Eaglets 2-1 ahead at half time.
Abdullahi Idris added the third goal in the second half, to secure a 3-1 win and qualification to next year’s U-17 AFCON in Algeria.
Michael has now scored three goals all coming from free-kicks.
Following his impressive display, he also landed his third consecutive Man of the Match award.
And speaking after the win against Cote d’Ivoire, the Simoiben Futball Academy product, explained how he became a specialist in taking free-kicks.
“It has been long I started practicing it, anytime I have it I already have the mind to score,” he said on Brila FM.
He went on to thank Nigerians and his teammates for his recent achievement.
“So I’m very happy and I want to thank the Nigerian fans and all the players, I appreciate.”