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Selangor are a club with history and fans, said new signing Ukah

Friday, 15 July 2016

The Italy-born Nigerian centre back explained why he decided to join the Red Giants, after his debut for them in their 1-0 win over KL in the Malaysia Cup.
The Italy-born Nigerian centre back explained why he decided to join the Red Giants, after his debut for them in their 1-0 win over KL in the Malaysia Cup.

When met after Selangor’s 1-0 win over Kuala Lumpur in their Malaysia Cup opener, new Selangor signing Ugo Ukah stated that he was attracted to join the Red Giants due to the club’s history.

“I see Selangor as a club with history, with fans. If you have to come here, you have to come to a nice place, where there is some spirit to push you. If not it’s not worth it.

“I see the stadium, I see the fans, the organisation of the team, they showed me they wanted me, so I came,” said the Nigerian.

When asked about his rapport with his teammates since his arrival a week ago, he responded that they are getting along well, and praised the head coach Zainal Abidin Hassan.

“It’s (the rapport) is good. I’ve been here less than one week, we are good, we have a good coach, he explained to me the way he wants to play, the tactics, we tried to do what he wants and today it went well,” the 32-year old explained.

The former Jagiellonia Białystok player also expressed his hope of embarking upon a new chapter in his career, in Asian football.

“I hope I can stay here in Asia for many years, as football has come (up) in this side, I’m happy to enter Asian football,” the centre back averred.

Journalists also asked his thoughts on a scoring chance that he had in his debut match for Selangor, which was kept out by a handball that was missed by the referee.

“I think maybe that was a penalty, because the guy touched the ball with his hand, (but) I’m happy Adam (Nor Azlin) eventually found the goal and we got the three points,” said Ukah.

The Italy-born Ukah had been signed by Selangor last week, as a replacement for Australian centre back Robert Cornthwaite.

Source by: Goal.com

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