Watch the Barbie Boy goal that has got Nigerians talking

Jonathan Alukwu and Clement Naantuam combined to create magic for the opener in the Southwest Derby. (Photo Credit: Sporting Lagos/X, and Pulse Sports.)

Watch the Barbie Boy goal that has got Nigerians talking

Izuchukwu Akawor 09:41 - 23.10.2023

It was the Southwest Derby in the NPFL as Remo Stars hosted Sporting Lagos and their Barbie Boy in Ikenne.

Moments of brilliance and spectacular goals often become the talk of the town, capturing the imagination of the fans and pundits alike. 

One such moment that has taken the NPFL by storm is the remarkable ‘Barbie Boy” goal that has got fans talking from the Southwest Derby. 

Remo Stars vs Sporting Lagos

It was the first derby of the season between Remo Stars and newly promoted Sporting Lagos in Ikenne on Sunday. 

The game between last season’s second-placed team and the NPFL newbies was one of the highly anticipated clashes in the 2023/2024 season.

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In the end, the home side, Remo, emerged victorious courtesy of a late penalty from Sikiru Alimi as the Sky Blues came from behind to seal all three points and early bragging rights. 

However, it was the opening goal of the game scored by the visitors, Sporting Lagos, that captured the minds of the people and has become a key talking point from the game.

Remo Stars claimed bragging rights against Sporting Lagos. (Photo Credit: Rremo Stars/X)

Barbie Boy Magic

Sporting Lagos started the game in superb fashion and opened the scoring in the 21st when Jonathan Alukwu combined with Clement Naantuam to produce a magical opener.

The video of this incredible goal has been making the rounds on social media, drawing the attention of football fans and even those who may not typically follow the sport. 

Jonathan Alukwu scored Sporting Lagos' consolation against Remo Stars.
Jonathan Alukwu scored Sporting Lagos' consolation against Remo Stars. (Photo Credit: Sporting Lagos/X)

The goal by Alukwu, who is fondly called “Barbie Boy” by Sporting Lagos, is a testament to the creativity and skill that footballers can bring to the pitch.

Naantuam’s awareness and execution to pick out Alukwu with a lofted pass showcased his technical ability but also an audacity to attempt the extraordinary.

Clement Naantuam with the audacious pass for Alukwu.
Clement Naantuam with the audacious pass for Alukwu. (Photo Credit: Screenshot from the video)

For the finish, Alukwu allowed the ball to set up superbly before hitting the ball with exquisite precision and flair that left goalkeeper, Bankole, in no man’s land.

That goal, shared by the Leagues Reporter on, has quickly gone viral with Nigerians expressing their thoughts on this remarkable display of talent by the Sporting Lagos stars.

Whether it’s the perfect execution, the audacious attempt or the sheer joy it brings, the Barbie Boy goal has something for everyone to appreciate.

Here is a look at how some Nigerians have reacted to the goal.

As fans continue to share and discuss the Barbie Boy goal, it is a reminder of the enduring love and passion for football in Nigeria.

Football has the power to transcend boundaries and create shared moments of awe and celebration. 

Therefore, if you have not had the chance to witness this sensational goal that has Nigerians talking, it’s time to do so. Join the conversation, be a part of the excitement, and celebrate the magic of football that unites us all.

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