Super Eagles hopeful and Sunderland forward 18-year-old Josh Maja scored his first goal for his team Sunderland on Saturday against his old club, Fulham.
According to a report in the Sunderland website, safc.com, he was introduced at the 77th minute of the match to a rapturous reception, and it took him just five minutes to introduce himself to the Sunderland faithful.
Adam Matthews fed the ball into the youngsters path, and after taking the ball in his stride he calmly turned his opponent before firing across goal to hand the Black Cats a precious three points.
Speaking to safc.com, Maja was left speechless as he recapped on a memorable afternoon at the Stadium of Light.
“Everyone is really happy with the win, I’m delighted to get my first league goal especially against my old club,” he said.
“It is a good feeling. The manager and the team are very pleased with the win and hopefully we can push on from here. “It is a massive lift for everybody, especially the fans.
“They have been waiting for so long to see us win at the home stadium but hopefully we can push on from here. “I didn’t know what happened,” he continued.
“I was full of different emotions, but I am just happy to help the team get the win today. “Hopefully I can keep working hard, stay in the gaffer’s mind and hopefully they can put me in the team whenever they need a goal – hopefully I can help the team get more wins.”