Eduok, Udoh Battle To Break NPL Record

.As Enyimba Chase Title Points At Dolphins –

 

The setting will be at the Liberation Stadium, Port Harcourt on Sunday, 2 November, 2014, and it is just the first of two plots involving two men who have painted the Glo Premier League with goals this season.

Emem Eduok of Dolphins and Enyimba’s Mfon Udoh have 40 league goals in between them and are currently tied on 20 goals apiece, having equalled the 20-goal in a single season set by Jude Aneke in 2011.
The first of the two plots between Eduok and Udoh takes place this Sunday, before they clash again in the Federation Cup final on 23 November.
For Udoh and his Enyimba teammates, they are chasing a record seventh league title while Eduok and Dolphins are chasing their fourth.
It was not the best of start to the season for the two players in terms of goalscoring as they could not hit the double figures after 19 games, quite a slow note that saw them score a combined 14 goals between themselves. Mfon Udoh after the first round scored eight goals while Eduok had two less. But the Eduok and Udoh had different targets at the start of the season.
“My target is to score 20 goals and to help my team become champions of the Glo Premier League,” said Udoh, who scored 15 goals last season.
Eduok, who netted less than 10 goals last season, had said: “I am hoping to score 15 goals this season.”
Udoh is on the verge of surpassing his personal target having hit his 20th with a double strike on Match Day 36 in Omoku against Nembe City while Eduok has added five to the 15 goals he aimed for. Both are now looking to create a new individual scoring record in the elite division in a single season.
Eduok, who had not been in the reckoning for the top shot award, broke and set a new individual record when he hit six goals past Nembe City in Dolphins’ 6-0 win in Port Harcourt. In the process, he consigned the previous long standing record (4 goals) by an individual in a single match which stood in the name of Victor Ezeji and was equalled earlier in the season by Sharks Christian Pyagbara.
Nevertheless the two players, who have in the past played for their hometown club, Akwa United, at different times will come toe to toe on Sunday in an epic clash at the Garden City that could decide where Enyimba’s title ambition lies as well as who could likely become the first man to score 21 goals in a single season in the Glo Premier League.


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