Watch: Ex-Celtic man Olivier Ntcham's sensational first goal for Swansea City

By David Walton

September 18, 2021

Former Celtic midfielder Olivier Ntcham has just netted an absolutely sensational first goal for Swansea City this afternoon.

Ntcham was today making only his third appearance for the Championship club since signing on a free. His Celtic contract came to an end this summer, with the Hoops deciding not to take up the extra year in his deal.

Many have questioned Ntcham’s ambition going down to Swansea from Parkhead. Especially considering he was playing in one of Europe’s top leagues last season with Marseille on loan.

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But he’s started in fine form for his new club. Swansea fans have been left impressed with him, and he’s back getting regular minutes again. As for today? He’s just produced a rocket of a strike to mark his first goal for the club.

Swansea were facing Luton Town away from home this afternoon. Ntcham went into the game having yet to pick up three points with his new club. That continued today with a 3-3 draw, but there certainly won’t be any pain attached to this one.

The Welsh side were 3-0 down before the half-hour mark. But after pulling one back on 63 minutes, Ntcham stepped up to bag the second with only four minutes to go.

Olivier Ntcham shining for Swansea City after Celtic departure

In the end, Swansea would net their third in added time to secure a priceless point. Ntcham, meanwhile, will be the toast of the night after his contribution.

The Frenchman collected the ball around 25 yards out before sending a curling effort that went swerving in the air and into the top corner. It’s not the kind of effort we would associate with what we’ve seen from Ntcham over the last couple of years.

Even so, you can’t deny it’s an absolute cracker. Watch the clip for yourself below:

This is what you get from Ntcham when he’s at the peak of his powers. When his attitude is spot on and he’s enjoying his football. Swansea appear to be getting the benefits of that.

Of course, not that this will make any Celtic supporter rue the Frenchman’s departure. It was clear his association with the Hoops simply had to end given how he felt about playing his football in Scotland.

But even though you can question the drop down to the Championship, he’s certainly back enjoying himself again.

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