Lobi keeper Me­lai prom­ises more goals

Daily Trust - - SPORT - By David Ngobua

Lobi Stars’ first choice goal­keeper and leading goalscorer, Matthew Terkaa Me­lai has said he hopes to score more goals be­fore the end of the on­go­ing sea­son.

Me­lai scored Lobi Stars lone goal from the spot on Sun­day in Katsina-Ala to hand Lobi Stars 1-0 vic­tory over vis­it­ing Nembe City.

The goal­keeper has scored against Gombe United and Kaduna United from the penalty spot to en­sure his team earned the max­i­mum points.

Speak­ing to Daily Trust yes­ter­day, Me­lai ex­pressed grat­i­tude to God for us­ing him to give his team vic­tory on each of the oc­ca­sions.

He said it is not easy to take penalty kicks es­pe­cially dur­ing matches but over time, he has built the con­fi­dence.

Me­lai main­tained that be­ing a goal­keeper, he has a good idea of what goes on in the mind of other keep­ers which makes it eas­ier for him to beat them from the spot.

Ac­cord­ing to him, he ad­mires goal­keep­ers like Vin­cent Enyeama who are good at tak­ing cru­cial penalty kicks.

“I am re­ally happy that I con­verted the penalty that gave my team vic­tory over Nembe City.

“It was a dif­fi­cult game be­cause our op­po­nents didn’t want to play. All they wanted was a draw. How­ever, when we got that penalty, God used me to get the three points for my team,” he stated.

Issa Hay­a­tou

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