Nigerian born attacking midfielder, Dumaka Francis Ifeanyi says he’s happy after helping his new club Nara United FC claims this season’s league title as well as top scorer award.
The 24-year-old play maker signed for a Southern Thailand team Ranong FF popularly known as the Andaman Shark but had a little season due to ankle injury before he finally joined the samba of Southern Thailand, Nara United in the second leg of the league where he’s currently flying the Nigeria flag on high note with seven goals in eight matches.
“It is a normal feeling when you strike for success, I really feel excited for claiming the league title and I will be happy to continue doing well in the team when we get to the Champions League,” said Francis.
“For now, I can’t really say much about my future because there are lots of clubs showing interests which I will not like to disclose their names until I decide my future. But above every other thing, I want to keep the winning spirit and champion’s mentality.”
Francis is regarded as one of the most influential player in the Thailand league and was seen by most of his admirers in the country as Nigeria’s new Jay Jay Okocha with his stylish display on the pitch.
“I must give thanks to God for helping me to this level of the game especially in a country like this, the fans are too much, they keep showing me lots of love every time and I think that is part of my secret for scoring goals.”
“On my way to the club, I dreamt so many things and I am happy for realising it and my best is yet to be seen. I wish to keep giving my best at all time for the club and myself.
“Everything didn’t work well between me and Ranong FC and I have to leave with the interest of the samba of Southern Thailand Nara United and I have come to spur the team to more success.”
Francis is undisputed goal king in the league after he scored four sensational goal against Narkonsi heritage to seal the championship position of Nara united after which the trophy of the Championship was presented to Nara United FC by Thailand football federation as the champion of Southern Thailand and propelling him to the highest goal scorer in the Southern Thailand.
Francis contract was extended once more to 2012 and his 6 goals of the season helped Pattani fc to go to Champions League in 2012
The Onitcha born attacker had played with Pattani FC in 2012 and led them to the Champions League with six goals but lost out promotion due to money problem. Though he’s still being owed by Pattani as regards his contract.