Emeka Ogbugh scored on his debut for Rivers United
Monday Jan 16, 2017. 08:18
Rivers United new signing Emeka Ogbugh has said he is delighted to score on his official debut against El Kanemi Warriors.
Ogbugh came off the bench to net United’s winner in the 87th minute at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Port Harcourt as El Kanemi Warriors were tamed 2-1 in 'The Pride of Rivers’ opening NPFL game of the season on Sunday.
The striker said it was heart-warming to get off the mark on his competitive debut and is hoping to continue that streak in the coming days.
“When the coach (Stanley Eguma) told me I would start from the bench, I was disappointed, but not angry because I knew I would get my chance,” he said.
“As I watched from the bench, I studied our opponents and knew what to do to exploit the weaknesses I noticed.
“I missed a good chance earlier but I stayed calm and scored eventually,” he told the club’s official website.
United have plenty of attacking talent upfront and Ogbugh knows he has to perform at a consistently high level to stay in the team.
The attacker said he’s up for the challenge as he looks to warm his way into the hearts of the United faithful.
“I know there are many good strikers here (at Rivers United) but I am ready to work hard to impress the coaches,” he said.
“I know what I can do and I will prove it as the days go by.”
Ogbugh will be looking to get a look-in as United make the trip to Uyo to face Akwa United as the NPFL enters match day two.