Nigeria U20 defender, Njoku Augustine, has dedicated his first ever professional goal to Abia Warriors Coach, Imama Amapakabo, for his major role in his football career.
Umuahia based outfit, Abia Warriors, were faced with a litmus test on Matchday (31) as they trade tackles with Nasarrawa United at the New Jos Stadium.
Lafia based outfit, Nasarrawa United, welcomed it’s Eastern based opponent’s hoping to make up for the lost points on Matchday (30) against Enyimba Int’l in Aba.
The keenly contested fixture had the host taking an lead off a set piece, a lead which they guided into the half time break.
The Coach Bala Nikyu tutored side on return for the second half doubled it’s lead before Abia Warriors youngster, Njoku Augustine pullled on back for the visitors to bring the scoreline to (2-1) at half time.
The Rock solid defender in a post match reaction dedicated his first ever professional goal to his Coach, Imama Amapakabo for his role in his football career.
“It Was not the desired result we wishes for and is a mixed feeling scoring my first professional goal admist the defeat”
“I dedicate the goal to Coach Imama Amapakabo, he has really been a great inspiration to me”
“He gave me my first appearance in the league and am grateful for having faith in my ability”
Njoku Augustine who was amongst the triumphant U20 team who Won the WAFU B Championship has been ever present for the Abia Warriors team with (6) assists to his name in the current campaign.