Rivers United’s Ovoke Targets 20 NPFL Goals This Season

Rivers United’s Ovoke Targets 20 NPFL Goals This Season


Rivers United forward Bernard Ovoke has set for himself a 20 goal target in this season's Nigeria Professional Football League, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.



Ovoke finished as the Rivers United’s top scorer last season, and he has continued from where he left it last term, bagging two goals in two games for the Pride of Rivers this term.

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The 22 year old also revealed that he will be banking on the support of his teammates to achieve the feat at the end of the season.


"The game against Akwa United was not a bad game. I enjoyed myself and it was important to score," Ovoke told Rivers United's official website.


"I set a target of scoring 20 goals even before we played our first game against El Kanemi Warriors.


"I cannot do it on my own as I will need the support of my teammates and our coaches to achieve it but I will work even harder than I did last season to achieve this."


Ovoke also urged his teammates to focus on all three competitions in other to land a silverware at the end of the campaign.


Rivers United will compete in the CAF Champions League, Federation Cup and NPFL. 


He added: "The most important thing for us is to stay focused and continue working hard. 


"I am convinced we have a good team and if there are no injuries, I am very certain we will achieve great things this season. 


"We have been receiving great support from the sponsor (the Rivers State Government) and hopefully, we have something to give back to the fans at the end of the season."


Ahead of Sunday's home fixture against Niger Tornadoes, Ovoke said the team must not be complacent if they are to remain unbeaten.


Rivers United is currently place  fourth in the NPFL standings with four points from their first two matches.


"We have done well so far because everybody at Rivers United has shown seriousness even before the season began," he reckoned.


"We have to continue that way against Tornadoes on Sunday. 


"They are in the relegation zone, but at this stage of the season, you cannot really rate any team because it is still too early. 


"The season will be long and demanding and we want the fans to stand by us from now till the end."

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