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Egwuekwe relishing goal against Dolphins

19 August 2015, 15:31

Lagos - Dolphins were out to stem their run of bad results, and in Warri, they absorbed all that a determined Warri Wolves threw at them and occasionally sought to even upstage the hosts.

At the end, the Warri Wolves captain, Azubuike Egwuekwe did not only prove to be the tallest player on the pitch, he stood tall at the end of the Matchday 23 encounter of the Glo Premier League between his team and visitors Dolphins at the Warri Township Stadium on Sunday.

Egwuekwe has spoken of his delight at getting the goal that gave them a 1-0 win.

Also read: Egwuekwe boastful ahead AC Leopards clash

The central defender headed home Ikechukwu Ibenegbu's 59th minute free-kick as his team got maximum points in the South-South contest last weekend, and he is still relishing the joy of getting the winner in the encounter.

“I feel great to have scored the only goal seeing that it gave us the victory and I am happier especially because I am just returning to the team after illness," he was quoted on the league’s official website.

“Dolphins are a very difficult team as you can see and they made it difficult for us. So to have scored the only goal in the match as a defender makes me happy.”

Egwuekwe's goal ensured that Wolves remained on 3rd spot on the league log, just three points adrift of league leaders Sunshine Stars and the fast-talking defender reiterated his team's determination to win the league this term.

“We have gone close in the past few seasons, but this time we are determined to go the extra mile. We are not far away from the top and with the way we are playing, we are confident we will win the league this time,” he said.

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