January, 10 2022.
Former Ottasolo International FC star striker, Ifeanyi Ogba who joined Lobi Stars on a year contract was adjudged man of the match following his five stars performance that earned his team the maximum points in a fierce NPFL Matchday 5 between Lobi Stars and Akwa United at the Aper Aku Stadium in Makurdi on Sunday.
Ifeanyi was a razor sharp in the attack of Lobi Stars with his constant menace that kept the defence of Akwa United on the back foot.
The young striker dominated the battle in the attack and could have gave the hosts the lead in the first half but Dele Ajiboye in goal for Akwa United was in top shape to save all his goal bound efforts.
Lobi leaved it late in the game to score the winning goal through substitute Saidu Mubarak who slotted his close range effort into the back of the net beyond the reach of Dele Ajiboye who also had a decent game.
While speaking to www.ckdmedia.ng after the game, man of the match Ifeanyi Ogba dedicated his man of the match award to Coach Dombraye and the rest of technical crew
"I am delighted and so happy to be rewarded as man of the match against the League Champions. This is my first man of the match award in the NPFL and I am looking forward to get more as the league progresses.
"I will like to dedicate this award to my coach Eddy Dombraye and the rest of technical crew because I have been able to learn a lot under them.
On his general view of the match, Ifeanyi said,
"No doubt, It was a difficult match but we did the needful as a team to amass the maximum points. We were in control throughout the game and that's exactly what gave us the believe that we would get the maximum points but it was not easy.
The former Crown FC of Ogbomoso continued
"I just want to keep focus, score more goals in order to help my team to win silverware this season.
On moving to Europe, he said
"Yes, I think the dream of every local player is to do well in the local league and travel abroad, I am not different from them. I wish to leave the country for Europe as soon as possible but I am not in a rush, I am just waiting for the right time. My focus right now is to help my team win silverware. The bulky, powerful and energetic forward concluded.