Rivers United forward, Paul Acquah, is still basking in the euphoria of his incredible run in the CAF Confederation Cup, after one of his strikes on match-day four was voted as the Goal of The Week.
The second goal in his hat-trick against Motema Pembe last Thursday was announced by CAF as the top strike of the week in the Confederation Cup.
Having opened scoring with a header, Ghanaian Acquah scored the second goal in spectacular fashion, finishing off a cross from compatriot Emmanuel Ampiah with a swift left volley inside the box.
“The moment the ball went back to the left side, I already anticipated a cross, so, I just knew I had to time my run into the box. A defender was on me, so, I needed to hit the ball straight since the marker was on one side,” Acquah told PUNCH Sports Extra.
“I feel good to know it’s the Goal of The Week, I think it is a good feeling that makes the player to work extra hard.”
Rivers United coach, Stanley Eguma, also hailed the player’s impact ahead of his side’s rescheduled Nigeria Professional Football League match-day eight clash against Enugu Rangers in Port Harcourt.
“Paul has really done well for himself and the team, but he’s not the only one that can get us the goals. I won’t mind though, if his goals can win us the match against Rangers, or any other team”, Eguma said.
The league champions will remain in Uyo for their match-day five fixture against Congolese side Diable Noirs.
NPFL Transfer: Niger Tornadoes sign Wikki Tourists Abdulraheem
Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) side Niger Tornadoes have completed the signing of Shola Abdulraheem from Wikki Tourists.
Abdulraheem had nine appearances for Wikki Tourists of Bauchi State during the first half of the 2022/23 season and will now feature for the Ikon Allah boys in the second half of the season.
The 21-year-old has completed his medical tests and has started training with his new teammates ahead of the restart of the season.
Abdulrahman started his career at Abubakar Bukola Saraki Football Club before moving to Kwara United in 2019. He then moved to Kwara United where he went on to join Wikki Tourists.
Niger Tornadoes of Nigeria expects a brilliant performance from the midfielder as he joins the club.
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