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Katsina United rock-solid defender Habibu Yakubu has revealed that he’s extremely delighted after bagging Man of Match Award in the NPFL matchday 7 versus MFM of Lagos.

The Flying Eagles defender was a key reason why his team kept another clean-sheet over the weekend with some technical clearances and interceptions as Katsina United ran away with a slim victory against MFM FC in a tension socked encounter decided at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium in Katsina

The former Rarara Football Academy defender would then be adjudged Man of Match by the pressmen that covered the game.

PivotSports confirmed report from the camp of Katsina United stated the 20-year old centre-back was delighted and overwhelmed to have bagged the Man of match award,

YAKUBU said, “Yes, I am very delighted and overwhelmed after I was picked as the Man of Match because it’s the first time in my career that i will receive such award in an NPFL game. Said Habibu

“I only did what I know how to do best and in the end I was rewarded as the best player, I think is a thing of joy and i will continue to do more so as to receive more of such award.

The former Wikki Tourists defender went further and said the award will encourage him to perform better in the subsequent matches

“I think it’s a good development, this award will serve as a tonic to enhance my performance in the subsequent matches. He declared

While responding to a question on his assessment of his team, Katsina United thus far in the on going NPFL, Habibu said

“I think Katsina United are doing well as a team. Out of seven matches, we have drawn two, won three and lost two. This is an average performance and I will score my team seven out of ten. The energetic defender concluded

Habibu who joined Katsina United from Rarara Football Academy during off-season as a replacement for Timothy Danladi that moved to Enyimba has gradually become a mainstay in the backline of Katsina United as he has featured in every game for ‘The Changi Boys’ thus far this season

The bulky defender was part of the Flying Eagles team that represented Nigeria in the Male Football Category of All African Games at Rabat in Morocco early this year.

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