Super Falcons’ player, Gift Monday, took to her social media page to celebrate her fantastic performance, scoring two goals in Granadilla Tenerife’s victory over Atletico Madrid on Sunday.
The 21-year-old forward stole the show, netting two goals in just three second-half minutes to propel UDG Tenerife to a memorable 2-1 win against Atletico Madrid.
In this historic match, the Nigeria international played a pivotal role, contributing two second-half goals that secured a significant win for José Ángel Herrera’s side over their more renowned rivals.
This exciting encounter featured four Super Falcons players, with Gift Monday the major headliner at the Adeje football field.
Esther Okoronkwo started the game alongside Monday in the home team’s lineup, while Rinsola Babajide substituted for Okoronkwo after halftime. Meanwhile, Rasheedat Ajibade could only start from the bench for Atletico Madrid.
Among these Nigerian stars, Gift Monday truly stood out. Shortly after the halftime break, the young player surged ahead with an impressive run and a clever left-footed finish, giving Tenerife the lead.
Three minutes later, Gift Monday added another goal, breaking through the visitors’ defense to slam the ball into the net, mirroring her earlier performance.
Atletico Madrid introduced Ajibade a minute later in an attempt to come to their rescue, but it was Lucía Moral, who could only manage to score a consolation goal.
The Madrid-based club failed to secure the crucial second goal, allowing Tenerife to claim their first-ever win in 18 encounters between the two teams.
This victory propelled Tenerife to sixth place on the league table, just two spots below fourth-placed Atletico Madrid.
Bagged a brace and overflowing with gratitude for the outcome. Huge shoutout to my incredible teammates and the unwavering home support. Costa Adeje, your love fuels our fire,” she shared on her Twitter page
The victory sets a promising tone for UDG Tenerife, as they look to build on this success in their upcoming fixture against Levante Las Planas on Sunday.