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'I feel on top of the world,' Osun’s Adewale Akinlabi revels in match-winning goal

12:29 GMT+4 24/06/2017
2017 Copa Coca-Cola Champions - Oyo
The teenager revealed that he is on cloud nine after handing the Osun representatives the coveted top prize wth his first half strike

Progress Comprehensive High School, Osun forward Adewale Akinwale described scoring the winning goal for his school in the Copa Coca-Cola national final as a good feeling.

The 13-year-old sent the Onikan Stadium into a frenzy with a first half finish which later proved to be the only difference in the final encounter.

Akinlabi disclosed that his positioning that led to the goal was inspired by video clips of five-time Ballon d'Or winner and Barcelona star Lionel Messi he watches.

"I feel on top of the world because the goal means alot to my school and my state," Akinlabi told Goal.

"I’m very happy because I am the only one scored a goal in the final and the goal handed us the trophy.

I positioned myself well in that spot to wait for the ball and I was sharp to play the ball quickly because I watch Messi's games and that is the way Messi plays.