Striker hopes to revive fortune with the Cops


Back for more: Police’s Uche Agba hopes to find the net more often than during his tumultuous spell with Sarawak United.

PETALING JAYA: Uche Agba is confident he will find the spring in his step once again with Police after a tumultuous season with Sarawak United.

For Agba, moving to Police was a welcome relief after two tough years with Sarawak United where the club were constantly mired with financial issues that affected the players.

“It’s a new season, and I strongly needed a change in environment and situation considering what we went through last year. Joining Police provided that opportunity,” he said.

“Police consist of youngsters and experienced players. It has been great being with the team and I’m hoping for an excellent outing this season.”

The 36-year-old Nigerian striker played for the Cops in 2019, scoring seven goals in seven Premier League games.

After that, he has played for sides like Melaka and Sarawak United and earned a reputation as a fearsome veteran known for his strength and pace.

For the Cops, Agba is expected to partner Japanese-Brazilian striker Bruno Suzuki upfront and many believe the two will strike up a strong partnership in the Super League.

Suzuki is also returning to Police, having played for them from 2021 to 2022.

“Definitely, football is a team sport. Bruno is a good player, hardworking as well and experienced in the league,” said Agba.

“I hope we can have a good collaboration that will benefit the team and give us a positive outcome.”

Agba, who turns 37 in June, said he is privileged to be able to play the game at his age and hopeful of scoring lots of goals for Police in the upcoming season, which starts on Feb 24.

“I will only say it’s a privilege to be here and keep doing what gives one the utmost satisfaction. Thanks to God.

“Longevity in sports requires some amount of sacrifice and enormous discipline. Basically, lifestyle, diet and rest, to mention a few, are contributing factors.

“I look forward to scoring more goals and achieving the objectives of the team.”

Police’s first game will be against Sabah at the Likas Stadium in Kota Kinabalu on Feb 25.

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