The midfielder struck in the 53rd minute to help his team defeat the Borno Army 1-0 at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium, Katsina on Sunday and he revealed thereafter that he used the goal to mark the 41st birthday of his mother which was held the same day.
“I am dedicating this goal to my mother who celebrated her birthday today (Sunday),” Ashadi told Goal.
"I thank God for this win and I want to appreciate him in the life of my mother too. She has been my all in football and without her, I won’t have been where I am.
“El Kanemi came all out to surprise us but we stuck together to achieve this magnificent result that has taken us to second in the league table. We have never doubted ourselves and we will continue pushing harder to see where that takes us at the end of the season.”
Ashadi has scored four goals in the league and his latest strike has taken Katsina United to second in the league table with 27 points from 18 matches.