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26 Years After, UEFA Celebrate Amokachi For Scoring First Champions League Goal

DANIEL AMOKACHI SCORES HIS GOAL FOR CLUB BRUGGE KV CLUB BRUGGE KV V CSKA MOSCOW (Photo by Paul Marriott/EMPICS via Getty Images)

Europe’s football governing body, UEFA celebrated ex-Super Eagles’ star, Daniel Amokachi for scoring the very first goal in the history of the UEFA Champions League 26 years ago.

Nicknamed “The Bull”, Amokachi scored the first goal in a UEFA Champions League game while playing for Club Brugge in 1992 after the competition was renamed from the then European Champions Club’s Cup.

Following Amokachi’s performance at the 17th edition of the African Nations Cup hosted by Algeria in  1990, he was signed by Belgium side, Club Brugge and he went on to prove his mettle when he scored the first goal in the Champions League handing his club a 1-0 victory against Russian side, CSKA Moscow  in the opening match of the group game.

UEFA in a tweet on its Twitter account celebrated the 1996 Olympic Gold medalist.

The message reads, “ON THIS DAY in 1992 … Daniel Amokachi scores the first ever goal in the #UCL with a 17th-minute strike for Club Brugge against CSKA Moskva

He last played for Turkey club Besiktas and he is currently the coach of Finland club, JS Hercules.

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