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Kwara United striker Gata hails team spirit

24 July 2015, 07:46

Abuja - Former Shooting Stars striker Ismaila Gata accounted for two assists as Kwara United lost 3-2 to Enugu Rangers in a Federation Cup round of 16 match on Thursday in Abuja.

The talented forward believes the togetherness and new found spirit of the squad has been pivotal to their recent good form.

Gata paid tribute to his side's team spirit despite the painful defeat to the Flying Antelopes and he is confident his side have the belief to make a lasting impression in their remaining Nigeria Professional Football League matches.

"For us it was a bitter pill to swallow, we worked so hard during the match and we are not happy to bow out in this manner because this group deserves more this,” the attacker was quoted as saying by News24.

Also read: Fed Cup: Kwara United talks tough ahead of Rangers test

"The best thing about this Kwara United team is the devotion, the heart and the togetherness of the group. I think we believe we are capable achieving great things in our remaining league matches.

On his assists, he said, “thanks to Almighty Allah for a wonderful individual game, but the assists doesn't matter with the loss, the team is more important that my personal glory.”

The striker was so happy to see his brother Adeshina Gata score in the thrilling match.

“He was in a better position to score, as soon as I spotted his run, I picked him up and passed to him. I'm delighted to see my brother score as he recently returned from injury.”

- News24


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