Abia Warriors striker Zaki makes bold target of 30 goals

By Daily Sports on January 27, 2017

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Following his blistering start to the Nigeria Professional Football League 2016/17 season, Abia Warriors’ forward, Godwin Zaki has said he hopes to score 30 goals and end the season as the highest goals scorer.

Zaki, who has already scored twice in four games. His goals have come against defending champions Rangers International in the league opener in Enugu and away at Katsina United on Matchday 2.

He is optimistic he can shatter the league highest goalscorer record currently held by Enyimba captain Mfon Udoh who netted a record 23 goals in the 2013/14 league season.

"I'm glad I have started the league with goals. I hope more of it will come as I have an eye on the big gong. Yes I mean the highest goalscorer award. My desire is to score 30 times this season. I am sure it's going to be a tough task, but I'm poised and determined to do it," said the former Delta Force FC striker.

The Benue-born power-playing forward began his playing career in 2009 when he featured for Lobi Stars feeder team before going for trials in Norway at Lillestrom FC. He returned back to feature for Sunshine Stars and then again got a deal in Finland and later travelled to Cyprus before, returning back to the country to feature for Delta Force, a third tier side.

Zaki was signed up by coach Okey Emordi after impressing in a pre-season friendly between Abia Warriors and Delta Force.

On the current state of the NPFL and the changes he has noticed, Zaki believes that there have been lots of improvements in the top division.

"We are almost there. The level of development in our league has risen and in no time will be compared with other leagues I've featured in. All we need to do is to tighten the remaining loose ends. Getting there is sure," said the former Sunshine Stars striker.

On Abia Warriors' chances in the league, the former Lobi Stars forward is confident that with the kind of quality players Emordi and his coaching team have assembled, the Umuahia-based outfit are sure to shine.

"With the quality of coaching crew and the players signed up at Abia Warriors, we certainly will shine this season. We shall continue to take the league one game at a time, and hope for the best of luck in our matches," concluded Zaki. (npfl.ng)

•Photo shows Zaki of Abia Warriors

Source Daily Sports

Posted January 27, 2017

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