Akwa United’s Gabriel Wassa celebrates first goal of the season

The Promise Keepers defender has expressed his delight at his debut goal for the club he joined at the beginning of the season

Akwa United’s Gabriel Wassa is delighted to get his first goal of the season against one of his former teams; Niger Tornadoes in their 2-0 win at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo on Sunday.

Wassa put the game beyond the reach of the Ikon Allah Boys with the second goal in the 46th minute after Paul Obata opener in the 20th minute and the defender affirmed that he has always been looking for ways to getting on the score-sheet since the beginning of the season when he joined the Promise Keepers.

He said the goal has a special place in his heart besides being his first of the season and that because it was against the same club he was with two seasons ago before crossing to Rivers United last season.

“It is always a special feeling to score goals and as a defender getting on the score-sheet is not what we are used to because of our primary assignment which is to prevent goals from coming in,” Wassa told Goal.

“It was this that made the goal, which was my first this season to be special. It was even more important to me because I scored against my former team, Tornadoes and against a club that comes from my state.

“It was important we got this crucial win and we shall build on this when we travel to Damaturu this weekend for our league game with Yobe Desert Stars. It won’t be an easy match because of their position in the league table but with adequate preparations, we know that we can get the job done.”

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The ex-Rivers United and Tornadoes defender pointed out that the Promise Keepers must strive to do better than they did against their last weekend opponents if they are to proceed on the World Cup break with a positive result against Yobe Desert Stars this Sunday.

“It is our desire to win the league title and we know we are closer to our aspiration as we are now second in the league table but we need to close the gap on Lobi Stars who are currently topping the table with five points better than us,” Wassa continued.

“We must try to cut the gap to manageable number from our game with Yobe Stars. We cannot afford to lose the match because it won’t augur well for us if Lobi extend their lead when they face Go Round.”