My dream is to play for Chelsea – Emem Eduok
BY EMMANUEL AKPAN
Kasimpasa striker, Emem Eduok has said that his dream is to play for Chelsea football club in the English Premier League.
The Nigerian professional footballer, who plays for Turkish club, Kasimpasa gave the hint last week while interacting with sports journalists in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
According to Emem Eduok, “My dream is to play in the English Premier League, specifically Chelsea football club because they play my kind of football, physically attacking game. Their players are always very physically fit. So I like the club.”
The striker said with the skills that he has, there is no club in the European that he cannot fit it, but he always admired some top clubs in the English Premier League as well as Spanish La Liga.
He noted that since joining the Turkish club, he has so far scored five goals and made many assists which has helped the the club to occupied their current position on the log.
The former NPFL highest goal scorer, promised to boost football development in Akwa Ibom State in particular and Nigeria in general.
His vision, he said he has started by hosting football competition in his community in Itu Local Government Area, maintaining that the competition will help in discovering talents in the area and that he will help in pushing the players to different clubs both within and outside the country.
The Kasimpasa football club of Turkey hit man who spoke extensively on his career in Turkey said that he was having a nice time in the ancient nation and would do his best to raise the profile of his club by scoring more goals in the Turkish league.
The striker who has become an instant hit for his club attributed his sudden rise to hard work and divine providence.
Emem Eduok who once played for the Super Eagles but got injured while on National duty, said he is working very hard to return to the National team, adding that playing for his country has always been a moment of joy as a professional footballer. “I’m working hard to return to the National team. It’s just a matter of time, I will get a call up to the team again.”
He congratulated Akwa United football club on their Aiteo cup win as well as the Super Eagles for qualifying for the world cup which is will be taking place in Russia in year.
On her part, his mother, Pastor Patience Eduok thanked God for turning things around for the favour of her son, Emem Eduok. She disclosed that her prayers has been the source of success for her son.
Narrating how difficult life was years back with her family, Pastor Eduok recalled how she managed to pushed her son to his present level in life.
She encouraged youths not to waste any talent given to them by God even as she noted that her son will breakthrough to playing in the English Premiership which has always been his desired destination as a professional footballer.