NPFL: I WILL CELEBRATE IF I SCORE AGAINST ENYIMBA __UDOH
Akwa United talisman and last season’s joint top scorer Mfon Udoh has said that he won’t be emotional or attache any sentiment if he score against his former team Enyimba International on Sunday.
Former Enyimba Captain Mfon Udoh rejoined Akwa United last season and netted ten league goals to emerge joint top scorer alongside Sunusi Ibrahim of Nasarawa United.
The prolific striker told the club’s official website www.akwaunitedfc.net that his focus is on helping Akwa United to win trophies this season.
“It will be special facing my former club. I played and made name for myself when I was with Enyimba, but I went to Enyimba from Akwa United. I can remember vividly that while I was still playing for Enyimba, I scored against Akwa United in Calabar, and I celebrated. So, if I score against Enyimba on Sunday, I will celebrate my goal.
” As a professional footballer, I owe my alligence to my employers. I am a striker and my work is to score goals, because of that, I won’t attach any sentiment or express any emotions playing against my former side. At the moment, I am a player of Akwa United and I’m determined to give my all to see them succeed “.
With two points from a possible six in the opening two matches of the 2019/2020 Nigeria Professional Football League season, Akwa united will be aiming to register their first win of the season when they face Enyimba international on Matchday 3 in Aba.
The Promise Keepers began their campaign with a 1-1 draw in Warri on matchday 1, before being held to a goalless draw at home by Abia Warriors on matchday 2 and they are poised to claim their first win on Sunday against Enyimba who have four points from their opening two games.
Enyimba, one of Nigeria’s representatives at this year’s CAF Confederation Cup, recorded a 3-0 victory over Akwa United during last season’s championship play-offs in Lagos to claim the 2018/2019 NPFL title.
Mfon Udoh will lead the Promise Keepers against his former team with the hope of grabbing all three points. Mfon scored Akwa United’s first goal of the season on the opening day in Warri and he will be aiming to add to his tally when they battle the people’s Elephant in a crucial encounter.
In their last seven meetings, Akwa United recorded two victories, two draws and suffered three defeats against this weekend’s opponents but with the arrival of Coach John Obuh and fifteen new players, the two-time Federation Cup Champions are poised to change the narrative at the Enyimba stadium in Aba this weekend