Enyimba of Aba striker, Stanley Dimgba is still relishing his hat-trick at the weekend, which he is happy helped his side get a 4-1 win against visiting SC Paradou of Algeria in their fourth group match of the CAF Confederation Cup, and declared that it is a sign of their ability to go far, megasportsarena.com reports.
The bubbly attacker, however, attributed the victory to combined team work and dedication from all the players, who he added had to adjust quickly to the regime of their new coach, Fatai Osho, all of which he says he was happy to see pay off with victory in Aba on Sunday.
He added during Mega Sports on Star 101.5 FM, Lagos that it was not easy for The Peoples’ Elephant playing their first continental match under Osho, and the hat-trick hero gave credit to the new handler for leading the squad to maximum points at home.
Indeed, soccer fans in The City of Elephants were thrilled seeing Dimgba net a hat trick and Victor Mbaoma scored his eighth goal of the season to render Abdelkahar Kadri’s late effort for the visitors as a mere consolation.
The result takes The People’s Elephant to second in Group D, heading into the final two matches of the group stage, the first of which will be at home, and Dimgba is happy for now that his side were able to win Osho’s first game, following the departure of Usman Abd’Allah last Monday,
Dimgba stated further that all the players deserve credit for Sunday’s victory, as he recalled how they had to work very hard and ensure they put their continental ambitions back on track with a battling performance in front of their home fans, during which he admitted they had to look for ways of pushing forward and he personally had to be consistent in front of goal.
“I’m very happy, it has been a very big challenge since we lost our coach and we weren’t doing well. So we are determined to push forward, I just thank God for my three goals but I worked hard to achieve it. And I promise to do more because I need to be consistent,” Dimgba posited.