DIMGBA THRIVING WITH ADDED RESPONSIBILITY AT ENYIMBA
In what has been a solid start to the league season for Enyimba, winger Stanley Dimgba has stood out as one of the more impressive performers. With four goals to his name this season, he has already eclipsed his total for all of 2017, and is still going strong.
He spoke to Enyimba Media on the weekend defeat to Enugu Rangers, completing the job against Energie FC in the CAF Confederation Cup, and his firm so far this term. Excerpts below.
On the defeat to Enugu Rangers
It was a very good match, because we came all out and we played Enugu Rangers hands down. It’s just that sometimes you can play well but not win. So, we weren’t supposed to lose that match. That’s just the game for you. I believe that, [in]some training sessions, we’ll get it right.
Did Confederation Cup high affect team focus?
No. Instead, it boosted us. Because to win an away match in the Confederation Cup is not an easy task, so we went all out to beat Energie. With that zeal and that determination, we went to Enugu, and I know that anybody who watches that match in Enugu knows that we did our best. It’s just that we did not score. So, I believe the way this team is going now – I so much appreciate it, because Enyimba is a good team. The defeat in Enugu should not bring us down.
On the second leg against Energie this week
No team is too small. Because even Akwa (United) lost at home (in the previous round), and went away to win. So the team that is coming here will definitely come with a lot of determination. That’s why we need to prepare well, and play as if it’s the first leg. We are not going to let them relax. In football, you don’t underrated anybody. We need to work hard to make sure we qualify.
On his outstanding form so far this season
Let me just say: I have a lot of responsibilities. Last season was the first time I played under coach (Gbenga) Ogunbote. Definitely, if you’re playing under a coach for the first time, you find it difficult to do certain things. But I have played under coach Paul (Aigbogun) at Warri Wolves, for two years. That’s the secret of my success so far, because he knows how I play, my talent, and how to use me.
When Enyimba brought Coach Paul, I knew that definitely this season, with prayer, everything would work for my own good