NPFL: First career hat trick excites Stephen Odey

By TUNDE SHAMSUDEEN
MFM FC teenage striker, Stephen Odey, has described his first career hat-trick in the 2016/17 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) as the beginning of reaching for greater heights, reports Sportstalkafrica.com

The 19-year-old goal poacher who was absolutely magical in his side’s 4-0 bashing of Lobi Stars FC netted his first career treble and became the first player to bag three goals in the ongoing Nigerian top division on Sunday at the Soccer Temple, Agege Stadium.

Stephen scored nine goals in his debut in the 2015/16 top flight and became MFM FC’s topscorer. The teenage striker has started with his blistering form this term scoring four goals in two appearances.

“I’m very excited because it’s my first career hat-trick as a 19-year-old boy playing for the second season in the NPFL. I want to thank God and my teammates most especially my partners in the attack, Onuwa, Olatunbosun, and Adekunle. I have my target and I’m working up to it.

“I will like to use this opportunity to thank the coaching crew for the faith they have in me and I promise not to let them down as I continue to do my best to ensure that we achieve our target for the season,” said the former GT Bank Principal’s Cup top scorer.


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Born July 13, 1965, Fred Edoreh hails from Umeh, Isoko South, Delta State. He attended St. John Primary School, Iselegu, Mater Dei Collage Ashaka, St. Patrick’s Grammar School, Asaba for HSC and graduated in English and Literary Studies at Bendel State University, Ekpoma.
He went into journalism in 1990 with Newbreed Magazine and later crossed over to television production with Ultimate Sports and Soccerworld on the Nigeria Televsion Authority.
He subsequently moved to pioneer Internet publishing in Nigeria with Nigeriasports.com and was later employed at Silverbird Television from where he moved as Editor of Weekend Sports at Naational Mirror Newspapers.
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