A Nigerian footballer has imitated Diego Maradona’s FIFA goal of the century while playing in Turkey.
Esosa Priestley Irogue, a talented Nigerian footballer, has become an online sensation after imitating Diego Maradona’s famous goal in the 1986 Cup and Lionel Messi’s magical solo goal against Getafe in 2007.
The 22-year-old forward who plays for Yozgatspor 1959 FK in Turkey, in a recent match – dribbled five players on the pitch including the goalkeeper to score a very spectacular goal that sent the fans and teammates wild.
In the 1986 FIFA World Cup quarterfinal game between Argentina and England that took place at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, Maradona went on to score what is considered one of the greatest goals ever scored and was later voted FIFA’s Goal of the Century.
Maradona, received a pass in Argentina’s defending half and went on to dribble past five English players before, again, going by Shilton to slot home.
The 1986 World Cup is highly regarded as the setting where Maradona sealed his legacy as an all-time great.