Reuben Gabriel Happy To Win First European Medal With KuPS
By Tunji Balogun
Nigerian midfielder, Reuben Gabriel is happy to win his first European medal with Kuopion Palloseura (KuPS) following 1-3 away win at PS Kemi as they finished as league runner-up, picking one of the continental tickets.
Estonian attacker, Ats Purje opened scoring for KuPS 32nd minute in the first half, Ville Saxman extended the lead in the 33rd minute.
New Zealand midfielder, Mikko Boxall made it 3-0 in the 37th minute, while Gambian defender, Abdoulie Mensally scored a consolatory goal in the 44th minute to end the game 1-3 at full time.
Reacting after the achievement, Gabriel expressed his feelings for winning the medal. “What was meant for evil GOD uses for good..No man can say NO to the YES of your destiny…My first European medal i dedicate it to my GOD the doer of all things,” Gariel wrote after the win.
Another Nigerian, Gbolahan Salami entered as second half substitute for one of the scorers Ats Purge in the 69th minute of the encounter. KuPS ended the season with 56 points from 33 matches played, 20 points behind the league winner HJK which finish with 76 points.