Nigeria U23 forward Daniel Etor dramatically 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 Monday.
With his teammates from Enyimba – Chinedu Udoji, Emmanuel Anyanwu, Razak Aliyu, Moses Ocheje, Kelly Kester - watching on, Etor knelt down before asking for the hand in marriage of the pretty model and geography graduate of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.
“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.
“She has been my support from day one, my backbone” he praised.
“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.”