Kept off field action by injury since the start of the season, Enyimba FC forward Mfon Udoh says he is more concerned about returning to action, than targeting to improve on his Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) goals record.
Udoh, who scored 23 goals in the 2015/2016 NPFL season to set a new record, spoke to www.npfl.ngin Calabar, after seeing his side defeat visiting Lobi Stars of Makurdi (2-1), in a matchday 10 fixture played on Sunday.
The striker has played no part in Enyimba’s campaign so far, as he is yet to fully recover from an ankle injury, but hinted that he is focused on returning to action.
“My focus now is on how to return to the field of play. I have began light training and was involved in a friendly game recently. I believe I will be fully ready to return in the coming weeks”.
“I am happy with the current form of the team (Enyimba). It shows the depth we have in the squad and the commitment of everyone. There is need to always rally around the team, motivate them to give their best”, he said.
Asked if he is bothered about the possibility of seeing his 23 goals record surpassed by Kano Pillars Junior Lakosa who has scored nine in ten games, the former Akwa United man, said he is not worried.
“I am not worried about the record. Records are set and records are broken. When I scored 23, I broke someone’s record (Jude Aneke – 20). I am not bothered. He (Lakosa) is doing very well at the moment, if he surpasses the record, that will be a big plus for his career and the league”, he concluded.