Enugu Rangers' Kelvin Itoya expressed his joy after his side ended their goalscoring drought in Sunday's 3-0 bashing of Wikki Tourist at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium.
Before Sunday's tie, Gbenga Ogunbote's side were without a goal or win in their last four encounters - a poor run of form they eagerly target to halt against the Giant Elephants.
Godwin Aguda's first-half strike plus second-half efforts from Christian Madu and Itoya inspired the Flying Antelopes to subdue their visitors and secured their first win in five matches.
And the midfielder, who grabbed his third goal of the season from a freekick spot, lauded his side for their exciting display and is urged them to take the momentum in the second round.
“I'm are delighted with the victory and most importantly the goals we scored against Wikki Tourist," Itoya told Goal.
"We were really hurt not been able to score a goal in our last four matches. It was a bad run for us but we executed our game plan well and got a lot of goals this time.
"Coming to this game, we trained very hard on scoring and that really paid off. I must give kudos to Wikki. They really gave a tough challenge and had a couple of opportunities even though we won by a good goal margin.
"We need to keep improving our performance in order to challenge for the league title this season. I am also happy with my goal and dedicate it to our fans, who have stood solidly behind us always, especially when results were not coming."
With the win, Enugu Rangers are fifth on the standing with 28 points from 19 outings this season.