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
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.
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"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
“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.”