Lagos - Super Eagles and Lazio midfielder Ogenyi Onazi got a
goal on a very good stage and dedicates his celebration to his father land,
The former My People FC player, Onazi was on hand to level
score for his Italian club, Lazio in Thursday's Europa League 3-2 win over
French club, Saint Etienne.
The Super Eagles midfielder whose imposing play helped
Nigeria claim the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2013 trophy and a round of 16
appearance at the 2014 FIFA World Cup got his first goal of the season; a day
Nigeria was celebrating her 55th independence and he took to social media to
express his love for his country.
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Onazi wrote both on Twitter and Instagram how he's happy to
dedicate his goal and salute celebration to Nigeria on her Independence Day.
"Three points in the bag with one goal for my beloved
#NigeriaAt55. Thanks to our fans! #ForzaLazio."
On Instagram he took it a notch higher as he explains why he
gave a huge salute during his goal celebration.
Onazi wrote: "I give thanks to God either good or bad
times because he knows and has reasons for everything. When it matters most God
always show he is present. My goal tonight is for Jesus and my salute is for my
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