Tagoe picks scoring gong

16 years ago

Ghana international, Prince Tagoe has finished his first major season with Saudi side, Al-Ettifaq on the high after picking the club’s top scoring award.

Tagoe, who joined Al-Ettifaq from UAE team, Al-Shabab, at the beginning of the season, scored a total of 19 goals to become the club’s top scorer.

The striker however was three goals shy of the league’s golden boot award as he had to settle for silver honours and was decorated with the awards yesterday.

On the final day of the season on Sunday, Tagoe, 21, scored a goal to make it his 19th of the season after setting up the other two goals for Al-Ettifaq to cruise to a 3-0 win over Al Nasr.

Tagoe says he is very happy with the progress made in his first major season with Al-Ettifaq as he looks ahead.

“It’s been a good season for me and the club as a whole. I think the award is a good motivation for me to improve upon my game and lift the club further up.

“I hope to carry on with my scoring form to the continental championship and really get ready for the challenges ahead,” Tagoe said.

Al-Ettifaq, for the first time after 35 years finish as one of the top four sides in the Saudi Arabian league and the Ghanaian international’s goal scoring form has been instrumental in getting the club to such heights.

Earlier in the season, Tagoe was handed a $50,000 reward for winning the Saudi FA Cup top scorer award after scoring five goals in the tournament that saw his club reach the final of the Saudi FA Cup.