Plateau United forward Bernad Ovoke made his second full start to life at the new Jos Stadium on Sunday, scoring against FC Ifeanyi Ubah in a 5-1 thriller.
And after the full-time whistle, as the former Rivers United disclosed that he thanks the general manager Pius Henwan and coach Abdul Maikaba for their word of encouragement as he dedicated his goals to them.
“First of all, I will like to thank the general manager and coach Abdul Maikaba for their word of encouragement and advice and my teammates for the support as well, they are been amazing.
“Missing the penalty gave me a sign of courage that is not the end, I did not allow it to weigh me down, and some minute later I managed to score one of the goals that gave an insurance policy”
He also said “We showed that our team has more experience and we showed that by scoring more goals, they will find it difficult to equalize, so, it was unbelievable. Fantastic night.”
The pacey winger also revealed what manager Abdul Maikaba told him before the game against the Anambra Warriors.
“‘He just said go out, go and enjoy it, I know you can make your mark today, so just go and do what you’ve been doing in pre-season, work hard and you’ll get your opportunities.” he enthused
Plateau United extended their lead at the top of the NPFL Standing with 18 points from eight games, they are followed by Dakkada FC who are 15 points, the new boys beat former champions Enyimba 2-1 in Uyo.