I Forced My Coach to Play Me – Niger Tornadoes Goal Scorer Against Kano Pillars

I Forced My Coach to Play Me - Niger Tornadoes Goal Scorer Against Kano Pillars

Bashir Usman, the Niger Tornadoes goal scorer during their Nigeria Premier Football League game against Kano Pillars on Thursday, has revealed how he forced his coach to feature him.

I Forced My Coach to Play Me - Niger Tornadoes Goal Scorer Against Kano Pillars

In a remarkable turn of event, Bashir Usman showcased remarkable determination as he influenced the crucial outcome of the clash, scoring the only goal of the encounter, Footballrover reports

Despite starting on the bench due to a prior injury, Usman’s hunger to contribute saw him forcefully persuade the coaches to bring him on during Thursday’s showdown at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna.

His entry as a second-half substitute turned the tide in favour of the team, with Usman seizing the moment to net the sole goal of the game, securing a pivotal 1-0 victory.

Reflecting on his impactful performance, Usman expressed his excitement, revealing his premonition of scoring in the match, which spurred him to push for his inclusion.

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While speaking to the team’s media, Usman said:

“I feel very happy, though I started the game from the bench because I had an injury.”

He added that:

“I had to force the coaches to sub me on with a promise that I wouldn’t disappoint them, because I had a dream that I scored a goal in this game, so that motivated me.”

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This victory marks Usman’s sixth goal for the Ikon Allah Boys this season, underscoring his crucial role in their attacking lineup.

The attacking sensation has directly contributed to 7 of Niger Tornadoes’ 9 goals this season.

He scored 6 and assisted 1 in his 14 appearances this campaign.

His goals came against

Rivers United (1)
Vs Rangers (1)
Vs Akwa United (1)
Vs Plateau United (1)
Vs Kano Pillars (2)
Vs Sporting Lagos – assist

As Niger Tornadoes gear up for their upcoming fixture against Lobi Stars, Usman remains driven to sustain his goal-scoring form and propel his team further up the ranks.

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Currently positioned 16th in the table with 16 points, the Minna Boys are striving to distance themselves from the relegation zone.

The team is working relentlessly to secure victories to enable them to climb higher in the league standings.

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