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Markson Ojobo is proudly Enyimba

18 December 2014, 11:10

Lagos - Enyimba defender Markson Ojobo said there was no other Nigerian club that he would rather play for.

Ojobo was a part of the Enyimba squad that failed to win the Premier League campaign this term, after finishing the season one point behind Kano Pillars.

However, much has been made of the magnificent run that the team enjoyed during the business end of the season, which Ojobo feels is incentive enough to stay loyal to the club during the transfer window.

However, the one aspect which has really won him over during his tenure at the club, is the manner in which the local football fraternity has embraced him and brought the best out of him on the football field.

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"For some of fans, I meet them on the road and they will hail, 'Ojobo', 'Ojobo'. If I am going somewhere and I am not driving my car, some of them usually pick me in their 'Keke Napep' and they will refuse to collect money," said Ojobo.

"If I want to buy something in a shop, sometimes they say I should not pay or they will make it very cheap for me. To be honest with you, Enyimba is the team to play for," said Ojobo.

"The fans are very good and they don't ever stop cheering. They come for our matches and as we come in, they are already singing. When we come out to warm up before the match, they are singing. Sometimes they come for our training sessions and they are singing. Whether we are winning or losing, they do not stop singing," added Ojobo, who feels that his efforts at the club are recognised and appreciated.

The defender said there was still unfinished business for him at the club, adding that there were still things that he wanted to achieve while marshalling the last line of defence.

"Enyimba is a club that has ambitions. From the start of the season, they will come and say, hey, it is first that we want. The club knows what they are going for and that is why I like Enyimba," explained Ojobo.

"Next season is about the title. We need to work hard as a unit, as a team to make sure it happens. I want to win the League title with Enyimba next season.

"We don't have to get to 6th position first before trying to climb up. So we will talk to ourselves. We will start stronger next season. Also to pick away games early enough. This season we did not win any away games till very late. It will be different next season," reflected Ojobo.

"My duty is to help the team. When I get on the pitch, my job is to help my teammates. I want the team to win so if I can prevent the attackers from scoring, that is what I will do. If I can help Mfon to score, I will go and help the attack. That one is once in a while but my main work is to defend."

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