Umahi scores four goals within 25 minutes at exhibition match

David Umahi

Minister of works David Umahi wowed a crowd on Wednesday at a 7–A-Side exhibition game played on the mini pitch of his Abakaliki residence in Ebonyi State.

The former governor scored four goals within 25 minutes.

Umahi was introduced in the second half of the game and played as a right winger similar to the position Nigeria international Samuel Chukwueze plays.

The minister exhibited dribbling skills, knack for goals and fitness, playing the entire second half which lasted more than 45 minutes.

The crowd which watched the encounter hailed the minister’s skills, dubbing him ‘David Messi’ in the process.

Former commissioner for youth development and sports Charles Akpuenika praised Umahi for organising the exhibition game.

“He is our father and we always cherish the way he brings us together whenever he is around.

“The minister leads by example as he dropped his official paraphernalia to join us on the field,” he said.

Akpuenika noted that the minister instructed that such games be organised in his honour even in his absence.

Umahi’s team defeated its opponents 6-3.