Lagos - Still basking in the euphoria of their 3-1 away
victory over Bayelsa United in a Glo Premier League encounter, Technical
Adviser Abia Warriors, Issa Ladan Bosso has warned his boys against complacency
even as they host Lobi Stars of Makurdi this weekend.
Midfielder, Ifeanyi Onyeali struck twice after Bayelsa
United had gone ahead through Ebimobowei Peter before Osamudia Idehen put the
icing on the cake with the third goal for the visitors.
Bosso, who watched as his boys celebrated in their Hotel in Benin,
Edo state after the victory, reminded them of the enormous challenges ahead and
the need to remain focused as the away victory will now attract more attention
from their opponents.
He recalled that after Abia Warriors beat Enyimba
International in Aba to record the first away win in this season’s campaign,
his boys over celebrated and thought they have arrived only to find themselves
struggling and warned that this latest away win should be consolidated upon in
order to improve the club’s standing on the league table.
Bosso said he had never doubted the ability of his boys to
deliver even during the trial period, adding that with the reinforcement of the
team, the sky will be the limit as long as the boys remain focused and make
room for improvement.
“I want you to play our subsequent matches as if the league
has just started”, he told his boys.
The Niger State born tactician who took Bayelsa United to
the continent last season before he crossed over to Umuahia said that part of the
victory was that he knew the home team inside out, having handled them just
last season and expressed gratitude to God for making it possible for Abia
Warriors to be the first team to record two away wins this season.
Responding on behalf of his colleagues, stand-in captain and
a son of Edo soil, Austin Obarakpo said it was a great achievement to beat
Bayelsa United in their home and assured the coaches, Management and supporters
of the team that better days lie ahead.
The defender said the victory will not get into
their heads, pointing out that they have resolved to win their remaining
matches in order to be where they want to be.
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