Celtic on par with Juventus and co, says domestic rival Edward Ofere

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The Nigerian striker scored the equaliser for Inverness last weekend.

Celtic take on Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the Scottish Cup semi-final this Sunday, knowing they will have to do better than they did against the club last weekend.

Celtic drew 1-1 at the Tulloch Inverness Stadium last weekend in a game that started explosively. Leigh Griffiths scored the opener, but a minute later Inverness equalised through Edward Ofere.

Now the striker has been talking about the goal. He told the Aberdeen Press and Journal that he was pleased to score against Celtic, comparing it to playing against some Italian giants:

“I have played against the likes of AC Milan, Juventus, Inter Milan and Roma.

“Celtic is also a big team for me to play against. Scoring a goal against them gave me the edge to really prove myself in Scotland.

“I’m really excited about that, so I’m going to keep working hard."

Ofere, a Nigerian international, arrived at the club from Sogndal in February after a tumultuous period in his career. He played for Lecce in Italy after success in Sweden with Malmo, which is when he took on the teams he mentioned.

Since leaving Italy he has played for four teams in two years, so will hope to settle at Inverness.

Celtic fans will certainly be pleased that the 29-year-old considers them on a par with such big names, but they will also be hoping his flattery doesn't turn into goals come Sunday.

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