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‘Udoji’s Goals Against Wikki Will Boost Us In Owerri’

Posted: Sep 30, 2015 at 12:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

In anticipation of the Oriental derby against Heartland in Owerri on Sunday, Enyimba Coach, Kadiri Ikhana, has reflected on the team’s last match at home to Wikki Tourists of Bauchi, hailing the performance of club captain, Chinedu Udoji, for his brace that earned Enyimba the maximum points.

Enyimba, first place on the log and gunning for an unprecedented seventh league title, needed to win to keep its title hopes alive on the Match-day 31 fixture and the captain provided the inspiration, scoring on either side of half-time to give The Elephants their 16th victory of the season.

Speaking to journalists, Ikhana said: “Sometimes unusual things happen in a game. I think Udoji scoring is one of them so I am happy for him. He has played under several coaches without going close to the post, so I am happy.

“His goals are a big inspiration as we head to Owerri on Sunday for the match against Heartland, which I perceive will be titanic.”

Udoji first turned in Peter Onyekachi’s cut-back three minutes to half-time before doubling the lead shortly after the restart from the spot, beating his former team-mate, Paul Godwin, in goal for the visitors.

“Playing him in a defensive midfield role was the plan for the game and it worked well for us. He handled it well and made it even better by scoring, so I congratulate him. He doesn’t score very often so I believe this will please him and motivate him to make more attempts,” Ikhana stated.

Sunday’s brace brings Udoji’s goal tally to 4 since joining Enyimba from FC Abuja five seasons ago.

He scored on his home debut in 2010, a 1-0 victory over Ocean Boys and in a 2-1 defeat away at Akwa United in 2012.