Tornadoes Striker, Gata Set 25-goal Target


Niger Tornadoes striker, Ismaila Gata Adeshina has set 25-goal target for himself in the ongoing 2015/16 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season.

The former Kwara United goal king has already netted nine goals in the 16-week old Nigerian top flight.

Gata said 25 goals will be good enough to crown him the highest goal scorer by the curtain falls on the ongoing league season.

“Yes, I have a target of 25 goals for myself in the ongoing league season, the two goals against Heartland on Wednesday increased my goal tally to nine in the 16-week old top flight.

“Of course, the main target is to emerge the top scorer at the end of the season and I believe 25 goals will be good enough to hand me the goal king gong.

“Nothing says the target could not be exceeded once the opportunity is there and I experience injury-free season,” said the former Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) marksman to

Gata said his goal prowess has not reflected on his side’s position on the log because they are yet to win match on the road.

“Well I can say that my personal effort at goal has or not reflected on our current position on the league table.

“The reason is not far-fetched simply because we have not been able to win match on the road so far in the season.

“However, we are not giving up on the search for points and once we are able to break the jinx our position on the log will appreciate greatly.

“We are coming to Lagos to break the home invincibility of newcomers, MFM FC in the ongoing top flight,” said the Niger Tornadoes goal poacher.

The NPFL newcomers are 15th on the 20-team top flight on 20 points from possible 48 in the 16-week old league.