.Photo: Glory Afonja (6th from right), teammates and club officials pose with the Macedonian Cup after defeating Dragon 3-2 in Thursday’s final match. –
Nigerian player, Glory Afonja Nmeregini, who jetted out of the country last month to begin her international football career in Marcedonia has won the 2015 FA Cup with her top division club, ZFK Kochani.
Glory’s team, Kochani defeated ZFK Dragon 3-2 in an interesting but tough final match of the Marcedonian Football Association Cup and went home with their giant trophy.
.Glory Afonja of Kochani with the Marcedonian Cup.
Glory, who played all 90 minutes of the action-packed encounter performed well in Koccani’s defence as she joined hands with her teammates to stop the domination of Dragon in the country’s football.
Kochani’s victory in the Marcedonian Cup was unique for both club and the Nigerian youngster because it was the first time they defeated Dragon in their last three meetings this year.
Before Glory joined Kochani last month, Dragon, current League leaders with three points ahead of Kochani on the table, defeated Kochani home and away this season.
But, since Coach Oliver Javanovski added Glory to the Kochani team, things have changed positively for the second best club in Marcedonia at the moment.
.Glory (right) with a teammate cherish the trophy.
Apparently, Glory has played herself to the hearts of her teammates who nicknamed her ‘Najjaka’, meaning she is strong and deserves to be called the best in the squad.
In their final match against Dragon, Coach Oliver featured Glory alongside top players such as Арсовска Марина, Elena Chakmakoska, Dragana Angelova, Jasmina Stojanoska, Saska Kokalovska, Katarina Petrovic, Kate Mileska, Viko Spirovska, Martina Smilkovska and Aneta Gorgieva just to mention a few.
Speaking on her first victory outside the shores of Nigeria, Glory, who played for Edo Queens in the Nigeria Women’s Premier League last season, simply expressed her excitement and thanked God for a good start in international football.