A seriously love-struck Nigerian football star has popped the big question to his girlfriend on the pitch after a football match.
Daniel Essien Etor, Enyimba Football Club’s forward, has dramatically proposed to his girlfriend.
The footballer proposed to his girlfriend, Simi Silas at the centre of the pitch of the Area 3 Sports Complex in Abuja at the end of a match in memory of his late father on Monday.
With his teammates from Enyimba – Chinedu Udoji, Emmanuel Anyanwu, Razak Aliyu, Moses Ocheje, Kelly Kester – watching on, Etor knelt down before asking the pretty model and geography graduate of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria for her hand in marriage.
“I said yes,” said Etor’s Adamawa State-born girlfriend. “I love him. I am so happy, I don’t even know what to say.
“We became friends four years ago and I knew this day will come but I did not know it will be here. It was shocking!”
Etor praised his fiancée.
He said: “She has been my support from day one, my backbone.
“She understands me and prays for me. I proposed on the day I remembered the first year of my father’s death. It was something I needed to do.”