𝐁𝐲 𝐄𝐣𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐉𝐨𝐡𝐧
In the thrilling opening fixture of the Nigeria Premier Football League 2023/2024 season, one name stood out among the stars – Bidemi Owoku, the winger for Doma United. His electrifying on Saturday against Enugu Rangers left fans and pundits alike in awe.
The match, played at the prestigious Awka Township Stadium, witnessed an intense battle between the two sides who have now met for the third time. Enugu Rangers had already secured a 2-0 lead with goals from Nweke Kalu and Austin Onyemaechi which made it seem like an uphill climb for Doma United. However, Bidemi Owoku had other plans.
In the 73rd minute, Owoku found himself in the perfect position to capitalize on an assist from Hilary Ekawu. With precision and finesse, he slotted the ball into the back of the net, announcing his arrival in the new season with a splendid goal. It was a moment of individual brilliance in a match filled with excitement.
Despite his remarkable performance and goal, Bidemi Owoku couldn’t hide his disappointment with the final score. In a post-game interview with Lodgexpress.com, he expressed his mixed emotions.
“Well, first and foremost, I want to thank my teammates for their hard work on the field. Scoring is always a great feeling, and it’s fantastic to open my account this season. I dedicate this goal to God almighty and to all the fans who were there to support us.
“The result is a tough one to swallow, no doubt. We always aim for victory, and it hurts to come up short. But football is a rollercoaster, and we’ll learn from this experience and come back stronger.
“Our fans were incredible, and their presence at the stadium means the so much to us. Their support fuels our determination, win or lose. I really appreciate them for being there with us every step of the way. We promise to keep fighting for them”.