Umuahia - Abia Warriors FC Technical Adviser, Isa Ladan Bosso
has described his new found striker, Ndifreke Effiong as an indispensable
player which every well-groomed coach would pray to have on his side because of
Speaking to newsmen at the Enyimba International Stadium,
Aba after the Warriors’ 3-1 victory over visiting FC Taraba, Bosso commended
Ndifreke for netting a brace in the game and for his overall performance in
recent matches which has seen him score five goals in his last four.
“Ndifreke to be sincere to ourselves is an asset to this
team (Abia Warriors), an asset to Abia State and an asset to this country
because he is a player that every determined and serious coach will like to have
in his team. He is a player that can play from the defence, from the midfield
and from the attack, and even from the goalpost because in one training
session, I used him as a goalkeeper and he did very well,” Bosso said.
Also read: Bosso pleased with Abia Warriors draw
The Akwa Ibom State born utility player scored twice in the
second half last Sunday after scores stood at 1-1 as the players went into the
tunnel. Valentine Nwabili scored in the 19th minute, his first league goal of
the season while Sanusi Ibrahim restored parity for the Jalingo side 26 minutes
later before Ndifreke took over nodding from an Osita Egbo perfect cross in the
52nd minute and converted a free-kick in the 58th minute to make the scoreline
Bosso said the substitutions he effected in the game worked
out for him and promised that his target of at least clinching 36 points in the
first phase of the league was still on course.
In his reaction, Tony Oharaduku, the Chief Coach of FC
Taraba, said the final scoreline was not a true reflection of the efforts his
boys put up.
According to him, FC Taraba had the opportunity to seal the
match in the first half but lamented that his boys were wasteful in front of goal,
thereby allowing the home team to recover.
Oharaduku lamented that the team was owed a backlog of
salaries and allowances which has affected them psychologically and hoped
something positive would happen so that the team could regain its lost glory.For
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