Alebiosu tasks self to hit more targets for Tornadoes

Niger Tornadoes terrific start to the season with an away win against Kwara United was reversed by a string of five straight defeats two at home to Heartland and Akwa United.

The club axed Coach Erasmus Onuh who had replaced Abubakar Bala, sacked before the start of the season. The string of defeats led to the departure of Onuh and arrival of Hamza Abara. It has been a seven match unbeaten streak since including the 1-1 draw away to Go Round in Omoku thanks to a Segun Alebiosu strike.

The excitement of earning a point away was still all over Alebiosu when caught up with him after the encounter and he admitted being high on the 44th minute goal that came off an assist by Abdulkadir Zango.

Go Round went into an early lead through Nelson Esor on the 18th minute but Alebiosu explained he is even more excited that the club was able to extend their unbeaten streak to seven matches after the tough start to the league season.

Alebiosu, who joined Tornadoes from Kwara United told that while they left Minna very optimistic of securing the full three points in Omoku, they are content with a share of the spoils given the level of opposition they got from the premier league new entrants.

“I will say I am happy to have scored again after a spell of firing blanks. I am more excited however that the my goal gave us a point in our away game with Go Round, though we thought we could defeat them without much difficulty on their home turf,”
Alebiosu told

Taking stock of his personal offering to the club so far this season, Alebiosu’s shoulders dropped a nutch as he admitted it hasn’t been something to be proud of.

“I can say that I am not happy with my performance this season because as the club’s striker, I am expected to be scoring goals but I have not been doing that consistently. It was the reason I said this goal was very important to me. I hope to continue to improve and helping my team get more points both home and away”, he remarked.

Alebiosu praised their opponents, indicating that they may not have accorded them some respect prior to the match.

“I will also say that Go Round gave us a tough time. While I never expected us to stroll into Omoku and grab the points, the way they played and how they were able to keep us restless for most part of the match showed they are a good side that should not be joked against”, admitted Alebiosu

Going forward, the striker says he is bent on improving on all aspects of his game to enable him become a more complete striker that will be converting most of the chances created.

“I know I have not reached the peak I am expected of and it is the reason I want to do my best to improve more and become a more lethal striker. I have a lot of work to do in that regard and I know that
with God’s help things will get better,” he continued.

“I will say I found it hard to adjust to life in my new club quickly when I joined them at the beginning of the season and it is the reason for my initial struggle but with time and more hard work, things will
get better.”

Alebiosu has scored two goals in the league this season for Tornadoes and the draw they got in Omoku on Sunday ensured that the Hamza Abara’s men remained on fifth spot in the league table with 24 points
from 16 games.