Nigerian born player Ifunanyachi Achara’s debut late-winner goal rescues Toronto Fc from pitfall

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Ifunanyachi Achara is a Nigerian born young player playing in the United States of America who scored his debut goal for Toronto Fc against  NYCFC in Week 2 of the MLS competition. The 22-year old forward and winger used to be the captain of Georgetown University where he led the team to NCAA championship in 2019. He was signed to Toronto Fc a week before the kick-off of the 2020 season.

He made his debut game for his new club a remarkable one as he stole the show in the late minutes to the final whistle and rescued the team from a compelling goalless draw. His 82 minutes header from a very close sent a cold chill down the spine of their opponent who were all out to share equal point with Toronto Fc.

Meanwhile, Achara first found the back of the net in the 11th minutes but the goal was ruled offside by the referee. And until the 82 minutes before the Nigerian born footballer found another amazing opportunity to steal the score sheet for his team, and he didn’t waste it. Achara was at the right place at the right time and he just the right thing and the rest Wasa familiar history.

Speaking shortly after the match, the 22-year-old striker expressed his great delight in the outcome of his debut match for Toronto Fc. He said: “I was happy, excited to just get out there,  Soccer is awesome, I just love playing it. It gives me confidence.”

“I’ve been working all my life for this, so having made the team it’s amazing. I was drafted and it was awesome, but then coming in, knowing I’m part of the team, that’s incredible. I’m so excited.”

Meanwhile, Achara was able to be in the start-up line due to the injury of Toronto Fc main striker Tsubasa Endoh who suffered a knee injury a few days before the match. What looked like a tragedy to someone became an interesting testimony to another.

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