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Udoh prefers league title to personal record

04 November 2014, 14:14

Lagos - Newly crowned record top scorer Mfon Udoh has admitted that he would have preferred winning the league title over the goalscorer's crown.

The Enyimba striker netted 21 goals and thereby rewrote the Nigeria Premier League history books, after passing former Warri Wolves marksman Jude Aneke's 20 goals scored in the 2011 campaign.

The People's Elephant were in the running for the league championship, but their 1-1 draw against Dolphins on Sunday saw them fall short.

Udoh confessed that he would have liked to dethrone Kano Pillars, who won their third straight title after they beat Nembe City to go four points clear off Enyimba with one match left to play.

"I wanted to win the league because that would have been a big achievement for me and my club," the marksman told SL10.

"I would have preferred to win the league title ahead of being top scorer but God knows best. He knows why it has ended like this and we have to give glory to him all the same.

"I still have to thank God to have scored 21 goals and break Jude Aneke's record, it means a lot to me. Of course I would have loved the league title.

"But I'm also proud to have scored this much for my club and I can only thank God and my teammates for this opportunity, I'm really grateful," he added.

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