Confident Ujah scores twice
Newly promoted Cologne, who return to the Bundesliga after a two-year absence, beat fourth dvision club FT Braunschweig 4-0 and the 23-year-old Ujah scored twice for Cologne, giving coach Peter Stoeger plenty of reasons why he should consider giving the Nigerian a starting place for Saturday's opening league match against SV Hamburg.
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Stoeger was complimentary about Ujah's performance after the game. "The goals were important as they confirmed the good work he put in during the preparation for the new season. They will give him confidence."

For Ujah, who was in the Super Eagles' Confederations Cup squad in Brazil in 2013, but has not played for his national team since then, Cologne's promotion offers him a second chance to establish himself in the Bundesliga. He joined Mainz from Norwegian club Lillestroem in 2011, but failed to command a place in the Mainz team, making just 12 league appearances (scoring two goals), before joining Cologne on loan. He has since joined them on a permanent contract.

"I am looking forward to a new start in the Bundesliga and I aim to do it better. I came to Cologne to prove that I can make it in Germany and I thing that I have shown in the second division that I can play at the highest level. I am now prepared for the Bundesliga," he said.

The former Warri Wolves player, who scored 24 goals in 62 second division matches for Cologne, said that their goal was to stay in the league. "I think we are on the right track."