Ibrahim Alhassan happy to score brace on Wikki Tourist debut

The former Flying Eagles striker marked his Wikki Tourist debut with a brace against Kano Pillars on match day 23 in Bauchi as the leaders maintained their hold on the summit

Ibrahim Alhassan has expressed delight at netting a brace on debut for the Elephants against Kano Pillars on Sunday.

The Nigeria U20 striker is expected to remain at Wikki Tourist till the end of the season with an option to sign permanently on a two-and half-year deal. 

Alhassan leveled for Wikki in the 77th minute with a header and added another in stoppage time, while former Kano Pillars forward, Abubakar Lawal scored in the 84th minute from the spot to seal a 3-1 win.

"I'm very glad to have started my professional career with Wikki Tourist more so that I came from the bench to score two goals," Alhassan told Goal.

"I've never played in a professional league since I left the national U20 team, Wikki Tourist is the first professional club I've signed for.  I'll play till the end of this season at Wikki and I'll have an option to discuss a two and half year deal."

The Elephants have sat at the top of the NPFL log since the second half of the season began, and Alhassan believes that team work can see the Bauchi-based club through till the end of the season.

"Team work is a key factor and it's resident in the team. The quality of our team, the technical crew and the support of the Bauchi State government  has helped immensely," he added. 

"We shall by God's grace make the fans proud, we shall make history by the end of the season."