Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) FC striker, Chidi Akuneto has revealed the reason behind his wonder strike against Katsina United in the 1-1 draw at the Mohammed Dikko Stadium on Wednesday.
The table toppers of the Group A of the 2019 Abridged league season, MFM FC opened the scoring in the 44th minute, when a sublime pass from Akanni Elijah located Chidi Akuneto, who launched a screamer just few metres beyond the centre circle to beat Paul Dami in goal. Martin Usule leveled for the home team in the 70th minute but the Olukoya boys held on to the pressure to finish the game at 1-1.
Speaking Exclusively to Sportlens360, Akuneto who netted his third goal of the season said the goal came out of nowhere after he realized the Goalkeeper was out.
“When I saw the pass coming from Elijah, nothing was going through my mind because I have scored beautiful goals like that before in training. I realized that the keeper (Dami Paul) stepped out a bit before taking the shot and I am happy that the ball beat him. The source of motivation for this team has been the zeal to succeed and again our coaches motivates us well enough”. He said.
Akuneto who moved to the Lagos based club in 2013 just before the promotion to the NPFL, also said a lot has improved with his game.
“I think my scoring ability has improved because last season I scored six goal in all competition. Two goals in the Champions league and four in the league. I believe I will score more than that this season. My target is to help the team achieve success and that could be winning the the league at the end of the season”. He concluded.
MFM FC will be looking to continue their commanding lead at the top of the table when they face Bendel Insurance back in Benin on Sunday. The Olukoya boys are on 22 points andsix points ahead of second place Enyimba FC.