Abuja - Tesho Akindele was over the moon after netting his first international goal for Canada, in their 4 - 0 World Cup qualifying victory over Dominica on Wednesday morning.
As early as the 4th minute, the FC Dallas striker opened the floodgates by blasting home a shot beyond Glenson Prince, and he turned provider seven minutes after the intermission when he set up Tosaint Ricketts for Canada's third goal.
''It was a great feeling. I feel like there's nothing better than scoring your first goal in front of the home crowd,'' Tesho Akindele said.
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''I could feel everybody's energy. It was a perfect day for me.
''Ricketts spoke to me about it, he said, 'Beat your guy down the line, and I'll be there far post. It happened right away in the second half, so, just like we planned it.''
The 23-year-old was first invited to Canada's senior national team last November but he rejected the call - up as he had ambitions of representing the United States.
The current MLS Rookie of the Year made his debut for The Reds in their 2 - 0 win against Dominica on June 12.