Enugu Rangers teenage defender Igboke Kenneth had mixed emotions after scoring in Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Niger Tornadoes.
The 17-year-old Nigerian speedster was blitzing up and down the ground in a blistering performance at the Awka Township Stadium on Sunday.
Kenneth with his elite speed and endurance was strong in both aspects of the game always providing support for Chidiebere Nwobodo in attack and tracking back to help out in defence.
His headline moment came in the 24th minute when he dashed himself to receive a pass from Nwobodo before firing a power strike to extend their lead to 2-0, but Idris Munir’s brace proved decisive in the eventual 2-2 draw.
“It’s bittersweet for me because we wanted the three points,” Kenneth told Lodgexpress official website at full time. “It’s disappointing that we drew.
“We made some mistakes at the back that we cannot make, but we have to work [on them]. It’s a frustrating because we had chances and the ball didn’t go in. If we’d have scored another goal, we’d have been more relaxed.
“The team is doing really well, [we have] a good dynamic and we hope to keep winning and picking up points in our remaining games.”
“I’m delighted to have scored my first goal with Rangers,” Kenneth added. “It’s great to score, especially for this great club, but it’s bittersweet because I like to win. We wanted to get all three points.
“We have to correct our mistakes, but we have to think about our next fixture [against Dakkada] and about winning [the game].
“It’s my first goal in the Nigeria Premier Football League and my best so far because of what it means, and I want to dedicate it to God, my parents and my coaches.”