Portuguese giants FC Porto celebrated Nigerian full-back Zaidu Sanusi after he made his first appearance in three months in the Cup final on Saturday.
In a video posted on the club’s official Twitter page on Sunday, the Portuguese club decided to praise the defender after he returned to action for the first time in many weeks.
Sanusi made his comeback from injury as Porto defeated fierce rivals Sporting CP 2-0 to lift the Portuguese League Cup at the Estádio José Alvalade XX on Saturday.
The left-back picked up the injury in a Champions League game against Atlético Madrid on November 1 and has not featured for the Dragons since then.
The club confirmed that the Nigerian suffered a tear in the abductor muscle — an injury that had him miss 13 consecutive matches.
The 25-year-old was also left out of the Super Eagles squad for the glamour friendly against Portugal on November 17.
Zaidu, however, made his long-awaited return as Porto manager Sérgio Conceição brought him on to replace Wendell with 11 minutes left to play in regulation time.
Porto posted a video of the defender celebrating with the trophy with the caption, “Party like Zaidu!”
The victory at the Estádio José Alvalade XX means Porto have won their 83rd official trophy in their history, the most titles in the history of Portuguese football.
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