Plateau United center-back Andrew Ikefe was delighted to score the winner in their 1-0 win over Niger Tornadoes.
The Nigeria’s premier center-back was solid as ever in his sides 1-0 victory against their stubborn visitors.
Ikefe was unmovable in defence, personified by his perfectly time sliding tackle to deny Emmanuel Jonas from shooting in the 2nd half.
His prowess as a defender was complemented with his signature excellent passing, completing about 93.2% of his passes.
It was Ikefe who struck the late winner against his former club with an excellent finish in the 88th minute, his first goal of the season.
The defender told Lodgexpress:
“I’m happy with my goal and with the win, but also I must say it is probably the most bittersweet goal I’ve ever scored because it was against a club that’s been my home. I know I’m now defending another crest and that is why I didn’t really celebrate the goal out of respect. I wish Niger Tornadoes all the best.
“The lads combined passes from start to final whistle and we scored when we really needed to. We were unlucky at scoring in our last away game, but we accomplished our mission this afternoon.
“This is the squad we all count on and we must defend this crest to the very end.”
Plateau United still sits second on the log with 44 points from 21 games and just two points separates them from league leaders, Rivers United.