NPFL: First Akwa United goal delights Uche Collins

NPFL: First Akwa United goal delights Uche Collins

Akwa United striker, Uche Collins has expressed his delight after he netted his first goal for the club against Remo Stars.


Uche scored in the dying embers of the first half to help the Promise Keepers beat Remo Stars 3-1 in their Nigeria Premier Football League match played at the Nest of Champions in Uyo on Sunday.

Cyril Olisema handed the home side the lead from the spot in the opening minutes of the game before the Ikenne side equalised through Qudus Akanni.

Collins then scored in the final moments of the first half before a second half own goal from Segun Olalere sealed the win for the 2021 Champions.

“Scoring my first goal in the NPFL and for Akwa United is a thing of joy for me,” says Uche Collins on the club’s website.

The Striker joined the former NPFL champions from Sokoto United at the end of last season and scored his first NPFL goal on his first start after two substitute appearances this season.

“The goal came after I missed two chances. When I headed in Etim Mathew’s cross, it was as if a heavy burden was lifted off my shoulders, and the way my teammates celebrated with me made that moment very special.

“As a striker, it is my job to score goals and when I didn’t score in those matches I played as a substitute, I was worried. On Matchday 5 in Ibadan against Kwara United, I almost scored with my first touch but my header came off the crossbar.

The forward hopes to help his side win trophies this season following his maiden goal under Deji Ayeni.

”When I scored against Remo Stars, I was so excited. I’m very happy that I was able to justify my inclusion in the team and I will continue to give my best to ensure I score in every match I play to help my team win games and trophies this season”.

Uche and Akwa United will make a trip across the nation to Maiduguri for their Match Day 7 game against Elkanemi Warriors.

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