Former Super Eagles midfielder, Michael Babatunde is happy after helping Moroccan side Wydad Athletic wrap up their group stage campaign with a 1-0 win over South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundown to finish top of the group, AOIFootball.com reports.
Babatunde, 26, provided the assist for the match’s only goal and he told AOIFootball.com afterward that he was excited with his display and the team’s general performance all through the group stages.
“I’m very excited with our performance. It was a difficult game for both teams but in the end, our quality stood out for us.
“Our first aim was to get past the group stages and now that we have achieved that, we can begin to look at the possibility of the semifinals and then the finals,” Babatunde enthused.
The player, however, said he was sad after seeing Lobi Stars crash out of the competition, adding that the Nigerian representatives gave a good account of themselves despite bowing out at the group stages.
The 2014 world cup star was very instrumental to Wydad’s progression to the quarterfinals, featuring in all three of their wins, scoring once and assisting another as they finished tops with 10 points from 6 games.