Tochukwu Michael reveals reason for leaving Kwara United, calls himself 'goal-oriented'

Tochukwu Michael (14) playing against his former team Kwara United

NPFL Tochukwu Michael reveals reason for leaving Kwara United, calls himself 'goal-oriented'

Jidechi Chidiezie 20:55 - 09.02.2023

The 19-year-old Plateau United midfielder scored 11 goals in the NPFL last season.

After having scored 11 league goals for Nasarawa United, before making a switch to Jos, Plateau United midfielder Tochukwu Michael has revealed that his desire, is to perform at the highest level this season.

The 19-year-old played all 90 minutes as Plateau United won 1-0 at home against Kwara United on Sunday. It became the side's third win of the season after a slow start, which saw them suffer two defeats and a draw in their first four matches.

The win helped the Jos club move into fifth position in Group, and six points behind Group A leaders Bendel Insurance.

I am a goal-oriented player, Michael says

Reacting to life in his new club, the midfielder who has played in only two of the six matches so far, for the 2017 champions, revealed that he was happy to have broken into Plateau United's first team.

“I’m happy, and I thank God that I broke into the first team," Michael said in an interview with The Athletic NG.

"I’m thankful that I made my second appearance with Plateau United, which we won against a tough Kwara United team.

”For now, the only thing I can say is that I will maintain a certain standard of performance and that the goals will come as I am a goal-oriented player.”

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Speaking about Plateau United's coach Fidelis Ilechukwu, Michael said: “He has been like a father to me. Since my days with MFM FC, I’m glad to work with him again, because he is a good coach and can help me to improve more on my game.

Michael says Plateau United coach Fidelis Ilechukwu was the reason he moved to Jos

'Working with him again was the main reason I joined Plateau United.”

Week 7 of the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL), will see Plateau United travel to Ikenne to face Remo Stars, on Sunday. Remo Stars are currently second in Group A, four points behind Bendel Insurance in first, and two ahead of Plateau United.

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