Taofeek Ahmed says it feels good to score against Enyimba International after Katsina United took home a slim victory from Matchday 29 game played on Sunday at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium, Katsina.
Ahmed’s masterclass finish on 50 minutes off a Waheed Adebayo assist was all the home team needed to clinch maximum points from the crunch tie.
“I am delighted to score in a big match like this, playing against Enyimba International is a tough task because of their pedigree in Nigerian football and the quality of players they parade,” said Ahmed.
Having worked hard to earn a deserved victory, Ahmed said playing according to instruction was key to achieving today’s success.
“My coach Usman Abdallah was a former coach of the People’s Elephant and he told us a couple of things about the opponents during our pre-match team talk and we all obliged to give our best. The credit goes to our coach,” Ahmed said.
Enyimba had the better share of chances as they dominated the first half, but failed to make good their opportunities as Victor Mbaoma and Samuel Kalu fired blank.
The home side almost took the lead 12 minutes from time, when Ahmed’s goal-bound shot was cleared off the goalline by Adekunle Adeleke after goalkeeper Djeri Bassa was beaten.
United scored five minutes after resumption and held on to put off the firepower of Enyimba’s offensive at frontline until the blast of the final whistle.
Katsina United are unmoved on 14th position, having garnered 36 points from 28 rounds of matches, their next point of duty is a rescheduled tie against Kano Pillars on Thursday at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja.
The People’s Elephant hold 42 points and occupy 7th spot after 29 games.