Akwa United FC striker, Edidiong Ezekiel says he always wants to give his all to help the Promise Keepers win games. SportsRation reports.
The Nigerian International made this disclosure in an exclusive chat with SPORTSRATION after a man of the match winning performance as Akwa United FC defeated his former club, Remo Stars 3-2 at the Eket Stadium on Sunday November 19, 2023.
Edidiong Ezekiel was on from start to finish for Akwa United FC in the Nigeria Premier Football League matchday nine encounter and despite not getting on the scoresheet was a thorn in the flesh of the Sky Blues defence.
In his post-match reaction, Edidiong admitted he still holds Remo Stars close to his heart especially for the memories of his International call-ups while representing the Sky Blues in the 2022/2023 season.
” Before kick-off the feeling was huge for me. You know while in Ikene I made my CAF Confederation Cup debut, got U-23 call up and then the home based Super Eagles came calling , so I still hold the Sky Blues very dear to my heart but then i am now a Promise Keeper.
” This is a team (Akwa United FC) I want to give my all. I want to put a smile on the faces of my darling state, my first fans which is my family, the supporters of Akwa United, the manangent, and everyone who believes in me.
” Before kick-off i wished the two sides can return with 3points but when the game began I could only think about Akwa United winning.
” I knew if we (Akwa United) must win then they need Me to be at my best game.
” We won, thanks to God Almighty for the well deserved 3-points, ” the forward concluded.
Recall that Akwa United FC signed Edidiong Ezekiel in the last transfer window after a season at Remo Stars Sports Club.
The versatile forward has been deployed in multiple attacking positions by Coach Fatai Osho who was part of the Nigeria U-23 handlers when Edidiong Ezekiel received his call-up in 2022.