Football Club Ifeanyi Ubah left-back Evans Ogbonda has vowed to continue with his high goal threat following his assist for Nonso Nzediegwu’s 28th minutes opener in 2-1 win over Nasarawa United on Sunday, increasing his assist tally so far this season to 12.
“I’m very delighted with the statistics so far in my first thirst of Nigeria topflight football. It’s not bad for a defender!
“Playing a cross or laying a pass with your first touch is sometimes the best solution. In my role as a wing-back, I always have more space to lay the pass and after that, I give time to the striker to finish off. It’s what happened [against Nasarawa United] with Nzediegwu and it was really brilliant and perfect at the same time.
“A part of my job is to provide assists and I’m always delighted when help the team to win”. He told Lodgexpress Sports correspondent, Faith Onwukwe.
Evans’ presence has hugely been impactful for the Anambra Warriors in past weeks. His brilliant touches, recoveries and creativity, unusually high for a defender, adds a clear edge to his side attacks which resultingly impact goal output.
His recent assist was crucial for Nzediegwu’s opener and may be a taste of what’s to come in the near future should the high flying wing-back be potentially moved upfront in a more advanced role.
He’s a classic modern-day wing-back – a type who likes to press forward and support the attack. His killer passes into the box are so fantastic and lethal, which are very well proven by the stats.
He has provided six assists in six matches played at home so far since the start of the second quarter of the season, becoming the first player in the NPFL to reach such feat in his debut season for any club while playing as a left-back.