Mfon Udoh confident his return will boost Enyimba's title chances

Mfon Udoh
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The People’s Elephant skipper has hinted that his return to the team is to ensure that he plays a key role in the team’s final title push

Enyimba attacker, Mfon Udoh has expressed his confidence that his return from his lengthy injury will help boost the People's Elephant's league title ambition.

The People’s Elephant’s captain stayed out of action for about seven months due to recurrence of the injury he sustained and the striker hinted that he is thrilled to have another chance to play football again.

Udoh hinted that it was difficult for him while he was out injured and that so many thoughts came through his mind but that he is happy to put the nightmare behind him as he concentrates on hitting his stride once more.

“It has been a tough period for me but I am still grateful to God that I am back on my feet now and I am doing everything possible to regain my sharpness again,” Udoh told Goal.

“I have started playing gradually but I know that there are still lots of work I must still do to ensure that I get back to my normal self and start scoring and doing well again. I want to appreciate the work done on me by the medical team and others that contributed in one way or the other and most especially Enyimba for standing by me at my time of need.

“I know that very soon I will regain my composure and start scoring again. I need to regain full match fitness yet and after then other things will follow. I have had two appearances, though brief since I returned and I don’t have a problem with that because gradually I will be fully integrated to the team.

The former Akwa United attacker confessed that it might take a little while to reconnect with his old order but assures that he is still very hopeful of playing a significant role in the People’s Elephant’s title challenge towards the end of the season.

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“We can’t be ruled out of anything yet because we have gradually found our way in the top four. We got a crucial point against Heartland in Owerri in our last game and we are hoping to continue from there when the season continues after the World Cup.

“I hope to contribute my quota towards ensuring that we end the season well. I am working harder to regain my sharpness and match fitness too. I will use the break to achieve that. It is no time to slow down at all for me.”

Udoh was an unused substitute when Enyimba visited Heartland last week in Owerri and the goalless draw they recorded lifted them to fourth in the league table with 38 points from 24 games.