Umuahia - Abia Warriors striker, Chisom Chikatara, who
scored a hat-trick last weekend against visiting Enugu Rangers in a week 32 Glo
Premier League encounter, said he would have preferred all the three points for
his team rather than the individual glory.
Chikatara, who looked forlorn after the game despite his
heroics, said Abia Warriors needed all the three points at stake to improve
their standing on the league table and boost their chances of picking a
continental ticket at the end of the season.
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“I thank God for giving me three goals today but I would
have loved it more if we won the match. For me at this time, three points is
better than scoring three goals and sharing the points,” the Ibeku-Umuahia-born
striker told Abia Warriors website.
The 20-year-old who have now netted 13 league goals this
season and is just two goals shy of the 15 so far scored by Nasarawa United’s
Esosa Igbinoba who leads the pack, noted that his team worked hard enough to
grab all the three points at stake, but lamented that fate played a fast one on
them as Rangers equalized to make it 3-3 during the second minute of the added
three minutes in the 92nd minute.
Chikatara said Abia Warriors will not relent as they are
looking forward for better outings in their future encounters, pointing out
with six matches to end the season, they are still very optimistic that a
continental ticket was still realizable.
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