“Wonder goal” excites Dolphins defender

Dolphins FC of Port Harcourt full back, Jonathan Zikiye, has said the 35 yard wonder goal he scored in Jalingo against FC Taraba last Wednesday was expected.

Zikiye got the ball in his own half, took a step forward and shot the ball from a distance to beat Chinedu Kawawa, before pulling it into the net of home team, FC Taraba.

“I wasn’t really expecting to score but when the ball came, I gave it a try and then saw it in the net,” he said in a press statement signed by the team’s media officer, China Acheru. “Actually, I called for the ball and when it came, I touched it once and looked up to see the keeper off his line and I gave it a try.”

Zikiye expressed his joy at the goal in a league that he calls “a difficult one”.

“I’m happy and excited because it is not easy for a defender to score in a difficult league and that was my second goal of the season,” Zikiye said.

Not yet goal of the season

Zikiye added that he cannot join those who say his goal can be the best this season.

“I have not yet watched the clips of the goal so I cannot judge now if it can be in the running for goal of the season,” he said. “Those that are in charge will be in the best position to say where my goal ranks.”

The defender however remains optimistic despite their poor start. He assured the fans will smile at the end of the season.

“We hope to get back on track after the break,” he said. “You all know we started poorly this season but everything is still in place and we believe we can give the fans something to smile about by the time the season ends.”

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