23 year old Nigeria forward Friday Eze says he has his sight firmly focused on beating Asamoah Gyan record of 31 goals in the UAE, a record the Ghanian set in 2012/2013 season.
Eze joined Al-Fujairah of the UAE in the summer after emerging as the best player and top scorer in the Serbia league last season scoring 15 times for modest side Mladost Lucani and despite being heavily linked with a move to top teams in Europe he settled on a move to the UAE.
He has so far scored 7 times for Al-Fujairah from the 14 games he has played for the team but insist he has Asamoah Gyan’s record in his sight if not this season then probably next season.
“I am not someone who likes to set target but the record of 31 goals scored by Gyan, a legend down here is one i have in mind, if not this season then maybe next but am seriously working towards it” He told owngoalnigeria.com.
After a slow start to life in the UAE Super League he has scored thrice in his last two games, a brace against Al-Shaab and once against Bani Yas which makes him feel that he is well settled in his new surroundings.
“It took me a while to get use to my new surrounding,the food,culture and language but thanks to my teammates and coaches am well settled now reasons why my goals are now coming regularly”.