Former Confluence Queens striker, Miriam Aluko has told www.aclsports.com that she joined Ibom Angels to be a blessing to the team.
Aluko who made her debut for the Orange Ladies (as Ibom Angels are known) in their South-South derby draw against Delta Queens on Thursday says she joined the team to help herself and her new team in their targets.
“I’m in Ibom Angels to be a blessing to the team and whenever I’m given the chance to play, I can showcase my skills,” Miriam told www.aclsports.com
Aluko also expressed her desire to be among the best players and highest goal scorers at the end of the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) season.
“I have a personal target to be one of the best players this season and also one of the highest goal scorers at the end of the season and I believe almighty Allah will help me.”
Many women league followers were surprised by Aluko’s switch from Lokoja to Uyo but the striker has no regrets to have left Confluence Queens as she believes it was time for a new adventure.
“I left Confluence Queens to have a change of environment. The club (Confluence) is good, welfare is okay but I needed to have a feel of another environment and that prompted me to leave.”
Having stayed in Uyo for some months now, Aluko is impressed with the treatment she has received so far at the club and could not hide it.
“I must say that I feel at home here. Everyone is very accommodating, the welfare is okay and I’m very happy about it,” she added.
The confident Aluko expressed optimism that the orange ladies will finish tops at the end of the season and they will work hard towards it.
“I believe we will be at the top at the end of the season. That we drew our (first) home game doesn’t mean the end of the world. We are going to fight hard till the end of the season.
“Our next opponent is Bayelsa Queens and we’re going there with full force and fighting spirit. We are going there for the three points and not even a draw,” she submitted.
Like Aluko noted, Ibom Angels’ next league game will be away to Bayelsa Queens in another South South derby on Match Day 3 at the Samson Siasia Stadium in Yenagoa.