‘Simy’ Nwankwo celebrates his goal for Serie A side FC Crotone

FC Crotone striker Simeon Nwankwo has vowed to score the goals that will ensure his debuting Serie A side avoid relegation at the end of the season in Italy.

Nwankwo came on from the bench to score an 80th minute winning goal in their 2-1 win at Sampdoria on Sunday and he’s bullish about scoring more goals that would guide the club to safety.

Crotone are lying precariously in the relegation zone after amassing a mere 24 points from 33 matches and are just above Palermo and Pescara who are rooted in the bottom with 15 and 14 points, respectively.

But an excited Nwankwo who has scored twice in the last two matches has told SCORENigeria that the club can turn the corner especially with his new-found scoring form:

“We(Crotone) are shaping up really good for the battle ahead and our recent results have shown that we are prepared so that we can avoid relegation.

“Personally, I’m feeling good and confident too; the goal against Sampdoria was actually my third goal, but the remarkable thing was coming from the bench to score in the last two matches and the other being the goal against Torino.

‘Simy’ Nwankwo (right) in action in the Italian Serie A for Crotone

“I just have to focus and forget the buzz around because we still have so much work to do in the coming weeks,” he added.

‘Simy’, as he’s fondly called, has had a difficult start in the Serie A after he crossed over from Portuguese Pro Liga side Gil Vicente during the last summer transfer window and his two other earlier goals were against Atalanta and Hellas Verona in the Coppa Italia.


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