Azubuike Okechukwu and teammate Sunday Mba have gone on twitter to thank the fans of Yeni Malatyaspor after a successful campaign in the TFF 1. Lig.
The club gained promotion to the Super Lig following Sunday’s 1-1 result against Boluspor as result elsewhere also went in their favor.
Okechukwu told brila.net last week that “It’ll be a great achievement to promote my team. I came here with a prospect to help them promote. The fans will also be happy about it to.”
On matchday, the 23-year-old Okechukwu played all 90 minutes for his 29th appearance of the season.
He marshaled the midfield and also got a 37th minute yellow card for his troubles.
Playing at home inside the 13,000 capacity Malatya İnönü Stadium the Apricot Landers went behind on the 28th minute.
It will require forty-nine grueling minutes for the leveler that earned them a point.
Second placed Sivasspor were also pegged back late in their game, with an 88th minute strike from Quirez Bezerra ending any hopes of a down-to-the-wire title race.
Both Okechukwu and Mba tweeted at different times after they club’s triumph.
The former’s latest tweet carried a message and a video compilation of apparently what were his best moments of the season.
His tweet read: “It was a rough and tough journey, but here we’re.Thanks to God almighty🙏.And this is also to congratulate my teammates, officials and Fans❤️”
It was a rough and tough journey, but here we’re.Thanks to God almighty🙏.And this is also to congratulate my teammates, officials and Fans❤️ pic.twitter.com/ta8rWXH8Ag
— Azubuike Okechukwu (@aazzuu14) May 15, 2017
Mba whose lone strike won Nigeria the 2013 Afcon, tweeted : “once a champ alway a champion 💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽🙌🏽🙏🏾 super lig we are here #YMS.”
once a champ alway a champion 💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽🙌🏽🙏🏾 super lig we are here #YMS
— sunday mba (@mba_sunday) May 14, 2017