HELP! DEFENDERS'RE AFTER ME, ANEKE CRIES OUT
Goal king, Jude Aneke, has confessed that he's having it rough and tough with defenders in the current season after scoring 20 goals last season to set an all-time record in the history of Nigerian League.
The former Kaduna United talisman has not found the back of the net since Week 3 after scoring in his first two games for his new club, Warri Wolves.
'I've become the target of defenders. You need to see the way they come after me each time I have the ball. Most of the time, two or three people will mark me at the same time as if I'm the only player on the pitch. Sometimes, before I even get the ball, they would have started kicking me from left and right,' Aneke lamented.
The former Anambra United forward, who will be decorated with the prestigious The Sun Newspapers Sportsman of the Year Award today for his heroics last year, admitted that he's under pressure from Warri fans. He, however, told League Unlimited that he has no target this season unlike last season when he set and met his target of 20 goals.
'I'm under pressure from Warri fans. They expect me to score in every match being the highest goals scorer in the league last season. But I've not set any target for myself this season. I just want to enjoy my game and help Warri Wolves to win something this season,' he said.
Aneke believes that the arrival of his former coach at Kaduna United, Maurice Cooreman, at Warri Wolves, would boost his goal scoring instinct.
'I'm happy with the arrival of Coach Cooreman. I believe that he can turn things around for the team and I hope to start scoring goals as frequently as I used to do,' the striker predicted.