“Nigerian Neymar” Dennis Makes Headline In Ukraine With Goal Against Dynamo Kiev


Nigerian forward Emmanuel Dennis Bonaventure scored his third goal of the season, which happened to be the opening goal for Zorya against Dynamo Kiev in their 1-3 loss.


The Football Academy Abuja (FAA) trainee opened scoring for his team in the 4th minute but watched helplessly as his team crumbled to a 1-3 loss, in a game where they were reduced to 10 men following a red card picked up by one of their players in the 86th minute.

19 year old Bonaventure will forever cherish the goal as it came against the team that first showed interest in him after his dazzling display for FAA in a youth tournament few years ago.

Bonaventure now has three goals from 7 games this season in Ukraine, as he has also found the back of the net in games against Olimpik Donetsk, Stal Kamainske and Dynamo Kiev.

Nicknamed Neymar by his friends and teammates due to his hairstyle which is similar to that of Brazilian and Barcelona forward Neymar.