Obaje Vows to End Season as Top Scorer

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By Uchenna Iyoke
Wikki Tourists top striker and NPFL leading scorer, Godwin Obaje has sets his sights at scoring more goals this season to help his club land the 2016 title. Obaje spoke to npfl.ng shortly after helping Wikki Tourists regain the pole position on the log after a 2-0 defeat of visiting Abia Warriors in a Match-day 28 fixture of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) decided at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium in Bauchi.
The big striker scored the second goal and his 14th of the season. Obaje’s impressive scoring abilities have seen him earn a call-up to the NPFL All-Star camp preparing for an international friendly tour of Spain for the Carranza LaLiga World Club Tournament.
The NPFL All-Star  are billed to play three pre-season friendlies against Malaga CF, Valencia CF and Atletico Madrid CF.
Obaje said the invitation has offered him an opportunity to team up with the best players in the Nigerian elite league, pledging that he will make sure the opportunity counts.
Obaje had failed to score a league goal for over a month and said his return to scoring form wasa great delight.
“I am happy to have scores again today after many games without a league goal. It has not been a result of me but it is the efforts of all my team mates. So i dedicate the goal to the entire squad”.
To score the goal, Obaje had intelligently displaced Emmanuel Olowo of Abia Warriors before slotting home perfectly to seal the win for Wikki . The former Mighty Jets striker would not want to place a goals target and reasoned that goals can be scored as the opportunity calls.
He continued by saying that scoring against Abia Warriors has renewed his run of goals in the current season and reiterated that he wouldn’t be setting any goals’ target.
“I do not like to set a goal target and like I said earlier, I just want to keep scoring as the chances come. Many people are keen to know why Obaje have not been scoring but it’s absolutely nothing. Most times i tried but it did not work out, so I thank God that I got back today”, enthused Obaje.
He is now looking forward to continue the scoring form in their game against Akwa United on Match Day 29 at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo.