Port Harcourt - Chinonso Okonkwo has spoken about his
happiness after scoring a spectacular goal for Rivers United in their 4-0
dismantling of Kaduna United in the round of 32 of the Federation Cup on
Okonkwo fired home from 25 yards as Kaduna United was put to
the sword in emphatic fashion at the Aper Aku Stadium in Makurdi.
The attacker missed a last-minute penalty at the same Stadium
on May 22 as United lost 0-1 to Lobi Stars in the Nigeria Professional Football
He voiced his sentiments on scoring such a special goal at a
venue that only recently reminded him of so much pain.
“Before I scored (on Wednesday against Kaduna United), I
missed a very good chance in the game.
“I felt so bad because the miss was from the same spot that
I missed the penalty (against Lobi Stars).
“I was however confident that I would correct that mistake
as the game progressed.
“I felt so happy that I eventually scored a (fantastic) goal
in the game,” Okonkwo said.
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The attacker concluded by discussing the club’s next NPFL
fixture against FC Ifeanyiubah which will be played in Nnewi on June 19.
He admonished that the manner of Wednesday’s big win against
Kaduna United may not be repeated unless the players approached the game with
the right mentality.
“We have to stay humble and approach the game in Nnewi the
“If we do that, then the chances of us getting a good result
will be quite high,” he said.
Rivers United currently sit in second place on the NPFL
standings with 38 points from 21 matches.
Guy Kuemian’s first half brace put the Port Harcourt club
ahead before Onyekachi Okafor and Chinonso Okonkwo scored spectacular goals in
the second half to complete a good day, News24 report.For
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