Cape Town - Super Eagles winger, Ejike Uzoenyi, who has won
back to back the Man of the Match for the national team at the ongoing African
Nations Championship, has dedicated the award to his four year old son David
Uzoenyi, who turned four on Sunday, the day the match was played.
Uzoenyi scored two goals in Nigeria’s 3-1 win over South
“Earlier in the day my wife called me to remind me that
Junior was four years on the day and I promised her that I will give him a
special present with my performance” he said.
“That was exactly what I did with the two goals and my Man
of the Match Award. I give God all the glory for all He has been doing for me”.
Uzoenyi also seized the opportunity to correct impressions
about his date of birth and true age.
“Tell them I was born March 23 1992, all other reports to
the contrary should be discarded because nobody but my parents can tell me my
age”, he said with a wry smile.
While also thanking his teammates for the tremendous support
he received throughout the games, Uzoenyi promised that he will get better in
subsequent games of the championship.
“We are here for a goal and we will not relent until we
achieve that goal”, he said.