K.R.C. Genk of Belgium striker, Stephen Odey has dedicated his maiden UEFA Champions League (UCL) goal to his mother whose birthday was a day earlier – on Tuesday.
Concise News reports that Odey, a former MFM FC of Lagos hotshot was on the score-sheet in his club’s 1-4 defeat to European champions Liverpool on Wednesday.
The Agege favourite was subbed on for compatriot, Paul Onuachu in the 81st minute and netted seven minutes later.
It was the 21-year-old’s first appearance in a Champions League group stage contest and he found the back of the net.
On Thursday, the Nigerian took to his known Twitter handle to express his gratitude to his mother for ‘guiding him in the right path’.
He wrote: “Not the result we wanted but it ended that way. Hoping to get a better result in our next meeting & a goal. I will like to dedicate my first @ChampionsLeague goal to my mum who marked her birthday on Tuesday as a birthday gift. Thanks for guiding me in the right path.”
Not the result we wanted but it ended that way. Hoping to get a better result in our next meeting & a goal.💪⚽⚪🔵
— Official S.odey31 (@stevenOdey31) October 24, 2019
Odey and Genk are next in action at home to Cercle Brugge on Saturday.
Thereafter, they host Antwerp before travelling to AS Eupen and Anfield.