Mfon Udoh keen on returning to action for Enyimba

By Promise Etim

Enyimba forward Mfon Udoh says he is more concerned about his returning to action, than seeing his NPFL goalscoring record toppled.

Udoh, who scored 23 goals in the 2015/16 NPFL season to set a new record, made the disclosure in Calabar, after seeing his side defeat visiting Lobi Stars (2-1) in a Matchday 10 fixture last Sunday.

The striker has played no part in Enyimba’s campaign so far, as he is yet to fully recover from an ankle injury, but hinted that he is more focused on returning to action, than keeping his goalscoring record.

“My focus now is on how to return to the field of play. I have began light training and was involved in a friendly game recently. I believe I will be fully ready to return in the coming weeks.

“I am happy with the current form of the team (Enyimba). It shows the depth we have in the squad and the commitment of everyone. There is need to always rally around the team, motivate them to give their best,” he said.

Asked if he is bothered about the possibility of seeing his record surpassed by Kano Pillars striker Junior Lokosa who has scored an impressive nine goals in 10 games, the former Akwa United man, said he is not worried.

“I am not worried about the record. Records are set and records are broken. When I scored 23, I broke someone’s record (Jude Aneke – 20). I am not bothered. He (Lokosa) is doing very well at the moment, if he surpasses the record, that will be a big plus for his career and the league,” he concluded.