Nigeria’s Sports Minister Showers Encomiums On UEL Champion, Lookman; Hails Boniface,Tella On Stellar Season

Nigeria’s Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh, has showered encomiums on Super Eagles winger Ademola Lookman for his extraordinary performance for Atalanta B.C. in the 2023/2024 UEFA Europa League final victory against Bayer Leverkusen.

Lookman scored a historic hat-trick, leading Atalanta to their first European title at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland on Wednesday night.

Lookman’s three goals secured a 3-0 victory for Atalanta against Bayer Leverkusen, ending their opponents’ 51-game undefeated streak and marking the first-ever hat-trick in a Europa League final. This victory also signifies Atalanta’s second major trophy, their first since winning the Coppa Italia 61 years ago.

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Lookman scored the opener in the 12th minute through superior sharpness, before hitting a brace with a fine curler in the 26th minute. He secured his hat trick in the 75th with a

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