Heartwarming Moment Nigeria League Player Proposes to Girlfriend on the Pitch

Heartwarming Moment Nigeria League Player Proposes to Girlfriend on the Pitch

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at December 15, 2023 at 1:02 PM
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  • Uche Onwuasoanya took a bold step by proposing to his girlfriend
  • The midfielder proposed before Plateau United’s clash against Enugu Rangers
  • Plateau United would go on to win the game 2-1 against Rangers

Footballers can be romantic too as proven by Nigeria Professional Football League player Uche Onwuasoanya.

Onwuasoanya, who plays for Nigerian club Plateau United, got several hearts melting before a league game after choosing to propose to his girlfriend before kick-off against Enugu Rangers.

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Plateau United midfielder Uche Onwuasoanya took the bold step to propose to his girlfriend before a league game. Photo credit League Reporters
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The romantic gesture was welcomed with enthusiastic applause, and Onwuasoanya’s spouse enthusiastically accepted his proposal, setting the tone for a perfect evening for the home team.

The Plateau United lover boy would eventually provide a 94th-minute assist to help his team seal a 2-1 victory against Enugu Rangers as they climbed up in the NPFL table to 10th on the log, Naria Sport reports.

The event, which took place at the New Jos Stadium, the home ground of Plateau United, has sparked wild celebration within the local football community as the proposal has since gone viral.

How the NPFL game ended

Plateau United would go ahead to win the Nigerian Professional League game against Rangers 2-1 in dramatic fashion after a goal late in additional time, Pulse Sports reports.

Within a mere three minutes, Moses Adikwu delighted the home supporters by netting an early goal. But the lead was short-lived as Chidiebere Nwobodo levelled scores for Rangers 12 minutes later.

It appeared the Game might end in a draw until the very last moments. In a dramatic turn of events, Olawale Doyeni scored a stunning goal in the 94th minute, clinching victory for Plateau United.

Beach soccer legend proposes to girlfriend

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Nigerian footballer Abu Azeez has shown he is more than just a footballer but also a hopeless romantic as he proposed to his fiancé on his birthday.

The beach soccer icon, who turned 28 on Tuesday, May 31st, decided to take his relationship with his girlfriend, Toyin to the next level when he proposed to her in his residence.

Azeez was seen walking up to Toyin before kneeling to pop the question to an already elated Toyin, who could not hide her excitement in front of friends who had witnessed the proposal.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..
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