Tusker FC midfielder Mike Madoya says he is buoyed and charged after his performance last weekend in the massive 9-0 win over National Division Two side Mihuu United in the FKF Cup first round.
Madoya skippered the team and scored three goals and an assist as the team booked a slot in the second round.
“It was a great feeling because this is something that everyone looks forward to and that is what I have been working on in training. I was very pleased to score and help the team,” Madoya says.
“Captaining the team was also a great honour for me also in the sense that we had the biggest scoreline of the weekend. This is a huge motivation for me moving forward because I believe things will now fall into place,” the midfielder adds.
Madoya was making his first start of the season and a second competitive appearance, having come on as a substitute on match day one against AFC Leopards in the Premier League. Though difficult, Madoya says the period on the sidelines taught him patience and he is now pleased to have come back and scored.
“It was a very challenging period being out without playing because everyone wants to contribute to the team and when you don’t get a chance, it affects you. But I did not lose my morale and I kept working and being patient because I knew my chance would come. These are always trying times for a player but the best thing always is how you pull yourself out of the situation,” he added.
Meanwhile, he hopes to contribute further in the team’s success this season and remains confident that the team will bag titles, especially after the good start in the FKF Cup.
“I believe we have the capability to go all the way to the final and lift the Cup. We have the depth and everyone is working hard to ensure that we succeed this season,” Madoya notes.