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What I did with my crutches the day Oliseh netted that ‘wonder goal’ against Spain in 1998 – Dosu

What I did with my crutches the day Oliseh netted that ‘wonder goal’ against Spain in 1998 – Dosu
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Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Dosu Joseph has recounted his reaction the moment former team captain Sunday Oliseh scored the winning goal against Spain at the France 1998 Fifa World Cup.

Nigeria defeated the World Cup favourites 3-2 having come from behind twice before Oliseh’s ‘rocket’ went straight into the net, a goal which sent shocking waves to the entire African Continent.

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Recall that Dosu’s career came to an abrupt end barely a year after winning the Olympic gold medal with the Dream team in 1996 when he was involved in a ghastly car accident in Lagos which almost left him paralyzed.

In an exclusive chat with Cyber Reporters, Dosu who is now the head coach of Westerlo Football Academy revealed that one of his best moments in football was when Oliseh dedicated a World Cup goal to him.

What I did with my crutches the day Oliseh netted that ‘wonder goal’ against Spain in 1998 – Dosu

Dosu Joseph

He said: “A few hours to the game while discussing, he asked why I came late. I told him I was not feeling too well. I was tired and even told him I won’t come and see the game. He urged me to try.

“Finally I found my way to the stadium and told him in pidgin “that your shot abeg hit that guy e go enter.

“So when the game was about to start and they were singing the National anthem, the two teams faced my side, he then saw me and then I took my two crutches to wave at him, so when he scored, he knew where I was and the other players were like…wey am? Wey am?”

What I did with my crutches the day Oliseh netted that ‘wonder goal’ against Spain in 1998 – Dosu

Tijani Bbangida and Sunday Oliseh celebrating the goal

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The 45-year-old also revealed that Oliseh took him to Europe adding that the duo had been best friends from childhood.

“I once played against him during my days at Igbobi College,” Dosu continued.  We once again met during a screening session with Julius Berger FC and we became friends.”

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