Plateau United’s excellent Defender, Andrew Ikefe, Was Overjoyed With His Assist In Kano Pillars’ Victory

Andrew Ikefe was happy with his assist for Jesse Akila’s winner as Plateau United won 1-0 over Kano Pillars on Sunday.

Playing against an in-form Kano Pillars side, the center-back proved Plateau United’s assist king, rising tall to head Itodo’s long throw directly to Jesse Akila who in turn directed it into the net.

Ikefe has now disclosed that he takes just as much pleasure from providing an assist.

“I enjoy making a good pass or providing an assist,” he told “You have to enjoy those things as much as defending goals.

“As long as the team is winning, that’s the most important thing. A part of our job as defenders is to help the strikers when it appears as though they’re finding it hard in front of goal, but I train and play the game to enjoy every pass, shot, movement, assist and goal. I try to experience all the things that football can give you in the same way.

Reacting to Akila Jesse’s goal, Ikefe added;

“Yeah, I expect him to score. Him, Haggai Katoh, Sunday Anthony, Aliko – we’ve got good players that can score. We’re never in doubt when people are through on goal.

“It was a hard match against Pillars. They’re a team that can mix it up – they can play nice football and play long balls. It’s just a fight until the last whistle.

“When you have a player who’s very good in throws the way Itodo does, it’s always necessary to be inside the box and I’m glad the throw came right at me and I redirected it well and Akila finish won us the game.”

Watch his assist below;


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