'The finish of a real marksman' -  Ex-Nigeria striker praises Senegal defender's goal v Ecuador

Published: November 29, 2022
 'The finish of a real marksman' -  Ex-Nigeria striker praises Senegal defender's goal v Ecuador

Senegal's second and decisive goal against Ecuador in Tuesday's last round of matches in Group A of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 scored by Chelsea defender Kalidou Koulibaly was described by former Nigeria international Efan Ekoku as being the quality of a marksman. 


Ekoku was one of the English commentators for the game won 2-1 by the African champions which sees them qualifying for the round of 16 stage of the World Cup.


In his analysis of the goal, the co-commentator affirmed that Senegal were never in a comfortable lead after going ahead.


"All I can say is that you're never more vulnerable than when you just scored," Ekoku, who was on commentary duty for the World Cup world feed, said. 


"But just as Senegal were culpable in being a, little absent-minded defensively, equally so Ecuador. 


"The ball beats five or six player, you just have to react. Kalidou Koulibaly with the movement of a striker and the finish of a real marksman. He didn't slash out of the ball, he coolly side-footed it," the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations winner with Nigeria enthused. 


Ekoku in similar vein was very impressed by the execution of the penalty by Ismaila Sarr which had put the Teranga Lions ahead. 


Senegal will face the winners of Group B in the round of 16.


Izuchukwu Michael 



Photo Credit : fifa.com 


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