Amokachi Relives Historic Champions League Strike

Former Nigeria international Daniel Amokachi has picked his goal for Club Brugge in a UEFA Champions League tie against CSKA Moscow in 1992 as the highlight of his time at the Belgian side...

During a brief visit to Brugge, the Nigerian legend recollected his time in the city with Club, and also had an emotional reunion with the foster parents he stayed with after arriving as a youngster from Africa.

"My finest moment (at the club) would have to be my goal in the Champions League against CSKA Moscow. That goal brought me my fame, really, as it was the very first goal in the history of the Champions League," he said.

Amokachi, who is now an assistant coach with the Nigerian national team after a knee injury forced him to quit the game in 2000, also saluted the fans of the club and their latest Nigerian striker, Joseph Akpala.

"I won't easily forget the fans. I came from Africa, hadn't proven anything yet, but I was immediately accepted by everyone. These are great memories to have," said the former Everton striker.

"Akpala is a young man who has enormous potential. I therefore completely understand why the fans think so highly of him, just like they thought so much of me at my peak at Club."

Akpala was capped by Nigeria under Amokachi's watchful eyes in September against South Africa in Port Elizabeth. He has since featured for Nigeria against Sierra Leone and Colombia.

Samm Audu