By: Abdulquadir Adedapo
Following his man-of-the-match performance against the Super Eagles B side in a Grade A friendly game on Thursday; Mahanaim FC’s, striker Aliyu Baba has categorically stated that there is more to come from him, after he gave the Eagles handler plenty to worry about in a two nil defeat to Chan Team.
Nicknamed the Tiger, the non-league player showed no fear as he scored twice to shock the CHAN Eagles handlers at the training pitch of the MKO Abiola stadium, to give his young side an impressive 2-0 lead.
However, goals from Promise Amadi and Chidebere Nwobodo put the Eagles’ level at the break before a second-half header from Ebube Duru, which sealed the win for the more experienced CHAN Eagles.
Speaking to the club media after the game, Aliyu Baba who caught the eyes many football lovers in club’s (first) giant-killing run during the FCT Aiteo cup, stated that he was happy with his performance as it was just another good day in the office.
“I feel great to score against the National Team, it was a good game for us and I am sure we gave our best on the field.
“Well I won’t say I am surprised with my goals, it’s what I am here for, to score goals and help the team and I can guarantee that there is plenty to come from me in the future,” Aliyu added.
The Mahanaim Striker who is also on the radar of series of Premier League clubs, Foreign clubs has shown consistency with the club scoring a hattrick against Police FC , whilst he converted the lone goal that knocked down and bundled out Garden City Panthers in the club run to the FCT Aiteo Cup semifinals before his side’s 2-0 defeat to EFCC FC.