Following Mama Balde’s goal for Guinea-Bissau against Nigeria in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier on Friday, European club Troyes celebrated the achievement.
On Friday night at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Guinea-Bissau defeated Nigeria 1-0 on the strength of a goal from Balde, who currently plays club football for Troyes.
In the game’s 29th minute, he scored for Guinea-Bissau to ensure that his team moved to the top of Group A with seven points after three matches.
Reacting, Troyes took to Twitter to congratulate Balde after the match.
Troyes tweeted: “Mama Balde holder and victorious with the Djurtus of Guinea-Bissau. Facing Nigeria, our striker offered victory to his team thanks to an achievement in the 29th minute of play (0-1)!”
Balde will now hope to lead Guinea-Bissau again to victory when they host the Super Eagles in the return leg on Monday.
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