Super Eagles striker Ikechukwu Uche has joined the exclusive list of players that has scored up to 100 goals in Spain. The Villarreal forward who netted twice on Sunday night in the game against Almeria was on social media, twitter to celebrate his latest milestone achievement. “Great game last night…very proud to have scored my 100th goal in Spain. Just want to thank everyone for the support.”
IK Uche who started his sojourn in Spain back in 2002-2003 season with second division side, Racing de Ferrol remains one of the most potent strikers Nigeria can boast of presently. Uche was a big hit in his first season in Spain and that saw him moving away from Racing de Ferrol to another Segunda team Recreativo de Huelva, for a fee of about US$300,000, and scored 12 goals in his first year, becoming the league’s top scorer in the 2005–06 campaign at 20 in just 28 appearances.
IK Uche’s exploits effectively saw Recreativo de Huelva return to the La Liga after a three-year absence.
Aside Villarreal, IK Uche has also starred for modest sides like Real Zaragoza, Getafe and Granada. Indeed his return to the Super Eagles will be a welcomed idea for many who are keen to see the African champions make it to the 2015 AFCON billed for Morocco.