One of the top scorer in the Italian Serie A Jonathan Zirkzee has expressed his joy over the performance of the senior national team of Nigeria at the Africa Cup of Nations, where they will take on Cote d’Ivoire in today’s final game, OwnGoalNigeria.com reports.
Born in the Netherlands to parents of Nigerian descent, the Dutch youth international has been a revelation in the Italian Serie A this season with his team Bologna rated among one of the surprise packages of this season so far.
Zirkzee who has eight goals and four assists making him the top scorer for his team and also among the league’s top scorers this season has consistently backed the team during the course of the tournament.
The 22 year old turned down the chance of switching to Nigeria four year ago, when he was approached by former Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr but his latest action suggests he is still very much interested in the progress of the team.
Ahead of today’s final he showed where his allegiance lie by backing the team to go all the way and lift the trophy. ” Proud of this team. One last push and bring it home”, he posted after the dramatic 4-2 penalty kick win over South Africa in ten semi final.