Ex-Super Eagles striker blames Black Stars fullback for Arsenal winger Saka’s 66th-second goal :: All Nigeria Soccer
Former Super Eagles striker Efan Ekoku has faulted Ghana right-back back Tariq Lamptey for the opening goal scored by Bukayo Saka in Arsenal’s 4-2 win over Brighton & Hove on Saturday evening at the Amex stadium.
Barely 66 seconds into the game, the fullback who played at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar lost possession of the ball as he tried to launch a counter-attack.
Ekoku was on commentary duties for the Premier League world feed with Steve Wilson.
In reference to the goal by the England international of Nigerian descent, Ekoku said: “Such a frantic beginning to the football match. That’s where the major mistake is, with Tariq Lamptey.
“He’s actually looking for help and was dispossessed of the ball. He shouldn’t be running so fast, quickly into the box.
“Once he got back into the box, the defence were already scrambling. That was a cool finish from Saka, side footing the ball.”
Ekoku, who represented Norwich City during his playing days in the Premier League, posits that it has become a norm for a player like Saka to produce such a great deal of form.
“When you are in form, such things just happen so easily for you. Cool finish from Saka,” the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations winner with Nigeria stressed.
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