Aliyu Baba relishes Camp United’s tie second half performance


Mahanaim FC’s hottest property, Aliyu Baba has ranked his second half heroics against Camp United recently as among the best he has featured after coming off the bench to Inspire them with a hat trick in the 4-0 friendly tie bashing.

With both sides level at goalless halftime, Aliyu was introduced at the break and his introduction opened the floodlight of goals halfway into the half when he pounced on a rebound to make it 1-0, moments later he then connected with Friday Samson to score his brace.

Keen to emulate the scoring form of Erling Halaand’s sweet start to life at the Etihad, the incredible striker grabbed his hat-trick as he lobbed the goalkeeper for 3-0. The striker turned provider for fellow substitute, Ismail to wrap up the win.

Speaking to the club’s media, Tiger as his popularly called by teammates on the pitch of play, stated that he has had many amazing second-half performances but insisted his latest was unusual and might just be his best till date.

“It’s always nice to be in the right place and score a goal, and as a striker, my job is to score so whenever I go into every game. I have always try to do my job on the field which is to put the ball at the back of the net, but scoring 3 is Special.

“When I knew was going to start from the bench, it was a bit new, however I also believe it as a chance to also study the game from the bench, and the coach’s instructions from the bench made it very easy for me to steal the show.”

Aliyu continued, “my second half performances in our Aiteo Cup runs were amazing but this one against Camp United is also there among the best, coming of the bench to score and also assist a goal, I can only give thanks to God and my teammates,” Tiger concluded.

Aliyu remains on the radar of a host of clubs home and abroad having scored 7 goals and provided 2 assists in his last 3 games, including a brace against the CHAN Eagles in a warm up game before their qualifiers against the Black Galaxies of Ghana.


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