Victoria Salifu admitted that she felt she owed a performance for our supporters after a disappointing first leg run for her, and she delivered by beating Ridge City 3-1 of which she scored two goals making her and Jafaru Rahama the leading goal scorers this seaon for Berry Ladies FC wiith 5 goals each to their names.
After the disappointment of just scoring just a goal in 14 matches, she bounced back in style by putting 2 past ridge City fc goalkeeper during an excellent 90 minutes at Madina Astroturf to keep our Top 4 hopes active with 30 points.
And our striker revealed post-match that there was a burning desire within her to get back to scoring after so many matches wait.
“I wanted to show a big reaction today, I think I did for 90 minutes,” she said. “It was a very good game and, in the end, we deserved to win.
“I wanted to start with a lot of energy, and I think the first 45 minutes were nearly perfect. In the second half, we wanted to come out with a fourth and fifth [goal] as well. We were a bit disappointed with that but in the end, the three points are the most important thing.
“As a team, we put in a good effort today and I think we needed the three points. It was very important to secure the top 4 with 30 points.
“We needed a reaction for the fans, for ourselves as well to come back with confidence and hopefully we can continue like this in the champions cup this September.”
The win puts us back on top 4 of the Women’s Premier League table and keeps us within confidence that whatever we put our mind to as a team, we can achieve.
Victoria Salifu believes that we can only look after what we can control and believes that when a team comes together to achieve, nothing can break them unless they themselves allow that to happen.
“We have to do our job to take as many points as possible next season,” she added. “After that, we have to hope a little bit because we don’t have everything in our hands and for now our target is the champion’s cup and hopefully lifty the league title next season.
“In the Women’s Premier League everything is possible. People were speaking about me in a good and bad way, but this is part of my job. I have to focus on myself and the team goals, do my job and let’s see after.”
Victoria Salifu was named Most Valued Player (Player of the match) against Ridge City Football Club and kudos to her for this milestone.
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