Nkiruka Timothy’s Brace Hands Ex Professionals NANPF Unity Trophy
By Amaechi Agbo
Nkiruka Timothy scored two first half goals over the weekend to hand the Ex Professional |Football team the National Association of Nigeria Professional Footballers, NANPF FCT Unity Cup trophy on Sunday.
A brilliant effort by Nkiruka Timothy ensured that her club Ex-Professionals lifted the NANPF FCT Unity Cup trophy for the female category on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at the Area 3 Sport Complex against his former club, All Stars.
Miss Timothy became the tormentor in chief against her former employers Women All-Stars all through the match and could have added more goals to her name but for her selfless style of football which saw her giving passes in the 18 yard box even when she could have aimed a short at the goal.
Speaking after the triumph, an elated Timothy expressed joy at lifting the maiden edition of the NANPF FCT Unity Cup and attributed her Woman of the Match performance to team spirit.
“I am happy. It was never an easy game but I think we did our best to carry the day. The All Stars are a formidable team but I think we are the better team.
“It gives great feeling to score a brace in a final match particularly when they are enough to help your team lift the trophy, so I am happy. I could not have done it alone. Football is a team sports, therefore my performance is subject to the team spirit.
“We played like a team and won together. That is what is most important,” she said.
Nkiruka Timothy commended the members of the NANPF FCT for their great effort in organising the competition and called for sustenance.
The Ex-professionals fielded former star players, including ex-international Mary O. Godspower, who captained the team, alongside iconic Olympic gold medallist and former Super Falcons player, ACP Chioma Ajunwa, amongst others.
Bar Victoria Nlemigbo, ex-international, Stella Godwin and others also wore the ash colour for Women All-Stars.
Meanwhile, Heritage All-Stars of Bwari defeated FCT Coaches 2-1 for the male category.