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Ocean Boys midfielder, Chigozie Christopher says he wants to be the top scorer at the end of the current premier league season. The attack conscious midfielder struck after 50 seconds to give his side 1 0 win over 3SC at the Samson Siasia stadium, Yenagoa last Sunday to take his total goal haul to seven.

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Not satisfied with his return, the midfield maestro is now eyeing more goals in the second stanza of the league.

“I have earlier stated that I want to score 15 goals this season but that may not be enough because the top scorer at the moment Ajani Ibrahim has already scored 10,” Chigozie told

He praised his coaches at Ocean Boys for altering team tactics to suit his game.

“Our coaches, Larry Eceli and Kennedy Okogba have really helped me with the kind of football we play. We love to attack and the coaches have given me the freedom to roam and that is the secret of my good record.”

The burly midfielder will now head off to Abuja to join the other hopefuls at the national Under 23 camp as the side prepares for the All Africa Games qualifier against Equatorial Guinea.

“I will be leaving for Abuja on Monday and I hope I will make the final list. We have been working hard and the target is to see Nigeria play at the Games,” he stated.

Nigeria takes on the Equatorial on March 26 in Benin.

Ikhana happy with Kwara progress

Kwara United coach, Kadiri Ikhana, said that last Saturday’s win over Niger Tornadoes is a big boost to the club’s bid to win their first silverware.

Sanusi Kabiru claimed a brace on either side of the break as the Afonja Warriors cantered to a routine victory.

The win shot United up to 4th on the log with 32 points from 19 matches. “It was an important victory because it was the last in the first round,” Ikhana said.

Kwara United made an impressive start to the season but later derailed and Ikhana is happy that the team’s tailspin has ended.

“We started very well but at a stage several issues affected our performance. “I’m happy that the poor results we had at a stage this season did not last for too long and we are now set to challenge for the title in the second half of the season,” he said.

Heartland’s Ghanaian import absconds

Heartland officials are desperately wanting to know the whereabouts of their Ghanaian defender, Joseph John Jackson who left camp about a month ago and has not contacted the club.

It was gathered that the player returned to his country and was reluctant to return to Owerri.

“We have not heard a word from Jackson since he left the club without permission and so we now have to take action on him,” said Heartland spokesman Cajetan Nkwopara.

The former left back of Ghanaian club Heart of Lions featured for Heartland in last year’s CAF Champions League and was given a new one year contract by ‘The Naze Millionaires’ this season.


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