That brought the added bonus for Ambrose and fellow-goalscorer, Moses Simon, who got the opening goal. The extra incentive for each goalscorer was announced by River State Governor Ezenwo Nyesom Wike during a visit to the Nigeria training camp earlier this week.
ITALIAN free agent Marco Motta has admitted he would be “fascinated” at the prospect of joining Celtic.
The 29-year-old defender has been without a club since leaving Watford in the summer after helping them to Premier League promotion.
Reports in Italy insist the SPFL champions have offered Motta a six-month contract with the option of another year.
The much-travelled right-back said: “Celtic are a prestigious team and the project fascinates me.
“I have to admit, though, it’s a league I know little about.”
Motta was with Juventus for five years after signing from Roma in 2010, but he spent most of time on loan at Catania, Bologna and Genoa before joining Watford on a short-term contract in February this year. He was released at the end of the season.
He has been capped once at full international level and has also played for Atlanta, Udinese and Torino is a career spanning 11 years.
In other news, it was great to see that Efe Ambrose has banked a £13,000 reward for his killer goal for Nigeria against Swaziland.
The 27-year-old right-back struck a superb volley to secure a 2-0 win on Tuesday night and send the Super Eagles into the group stage of African qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.
The much-criticised Hoops utility defender has capped a marvellous comeback for his country.
He was left out of previous international squads, but refused to quit and fought his back into recognition. His goal against Swaziland was his fourth for his nation.
Ambrose hasn’t scored a goal for Celtic for over a year-and-a-half. His last effort came in the 6-0 win over Inverness Caley Thistle in April 2014.
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