Efe Ambrose was the unlikely goal-scorer for the Super Eagles in their friendly game against Cameroon
Super Eagles defender Efe Ambrose has dedicated his goal against Cameroon to his wife, Adenike Sarah Ambrose.
Despite being in poor form and often on the bench, the Celtic defender was called up in the squad to replace an injured Kenneth Omeruo.
He was however an unlikely goalscorer for Nigeria, planting a header from John Obi Mikel’s freekick in the 39th minute.
Speaking after the game, Ambrose said the goal was for his wife who have supported all through his career.
“I give glory to God for the goal. The goal is dedicated to my lovely wife, Adenike Sarah Ambrose, this is because of her prayers and support to my career," Ambrose told Africanfootball.com.
"She is always there for me during good and bad periods,” Ambrose told AfricanFootball.com."
The defender also expressed gratitude to coach Sunday Oliseh for inviting him back to the national after more than a year.
His last game before now was a 2015 African Cup of Nations qualifier on September 6, 2014, which Nigeria lost 3-2 at home to Congo.
“It was not an easy game, but we play to the tactics the coach told us. I bless God for coming back into the team with a goal after a long time and I appreciate the coach for giving me the chance to play for my country again,” Ambrose said.
Watch Efe Ambrose's goal, below: