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Irish Striker Afolabi Scores Delightful Lob As Celtic Overcome Motherwell In Reserve Cup

Irish Striker Afolabi Scores Delightful Lob As Celtic Overcome Motherwell In Reserve Cup

Irish youngster Jonathan Afolabi helped Celtic's second side past Motherwell in the Reserve Cup yesterday with a superb goal.

The Hoops' academy outfit progressed on penalties after a 1-1 draw which saw Lee O'Connor, Luca Connell and Alofabi all start while Armstrong Oko-Flex and Barry Coffey came on as substitutes.

Afolabi, who has impressed underage with Ireland already this year, linked up with the exciting 16-year old prospect Karamoko Dembele to finish a silk lob.

You can see the goal at 1.06.

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The striker and right-back O'Connor both converted penalties as Celtic progressed 4-2 in the shoot-out.

Afolabi joined the Scottish side last summer, reportedly turning down five other clubs to do so. At the time he stated he was willing to put in work to progress to Neil Lennon's team.

f I can learn from the senior players, I’ll hopefully have the chance to play in front of these great fans.

With such a talented pool of players, it’s going to take time and hard work to break in, to prove myself to the manager and the dressing room.

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Maurice Brosnan

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