Nonso Nzediegwu scored the match winner as FC Ifeanyi Ubah got their 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League campaign underway with a 1-0 triumph against Lobi Stars inside the FC Ifeanyi Ubah Stadium in Nnewi with the fair skinned youngster dedicating the goal and victory to the memory of his late soldier brother, Lance Corporal Nzediegwu Timothy, Completesports.com reports.
The elated forward told Completesports.com afterwards that winning their first match of the season and scoring therein highlighted his feeling of fulfillment having prayed to God before the game for the opportunity to score so he can dedicate it to the memory of his late soldier brother who he lost to the Boko Haram insurgents.
“I feel happy scoring for my club, FC Ifeanyi Ubah. This is something that I have been working hard for sometime to achieve. And for me, to have done it, it’s much like a dream come true for me,” the young Nzediegwu said in an emotion -adden tone.
Nonso Nzediegwu’s late brother, Lance Corporal Timothy Nzediegwu
“Before this game, I dedicated this match against Lobi Stars to my late brother, a soldier, late Lance Corporal Nzediegwu Chimezie Timothy, who I lost to the Boko Haram insurgents.
“Before the game, I made a promise to my late brother that, in this game against Lobi Stars, which is our first game of the season, that I would work hard, do my very best to ensure that I scored today, by God’s grace, the goal would be for his memory.
“And I thank God that I scored for my brother, so it’s a dream come true”.
Nzediegwu is in his third season with the Anambra Warriors, having joined the Capital Oil and Gas outfit before the start of the 2018/2019 campaign.
He was part of the resurgent FC Ifeanyi Ubah squad that defied the odds to seal a place in the Super Six playoff.
Ironically, the Super Six tournament came with a displeasure, as Nzediegwu picked a groin injury in their Oriental Clash against Enyimba which put him out of action for nine months.
After staying out of action all through the 2019/2020 season, Nzediegwu is back onto the big groove, scoring his team’s first goal of the season which proved just good enough to hand them all three points on offer.
“Last season wasn’t a pleasant one for me. For nine months, I wasn’t playing because the injury that put me off for nine months. So this season, coming back to the starting 11, I was very happy.
“That means I can still play. And to score on my first match after the injury set back, I’m very, very happy that I still play. And to score again,, that’s joy,” he said?
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