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Nasarawa United coach hails Kano Pillars despite historic result

25 August 2015, 13:14

Lafia - Nasarawa United head coach Kabiru Dogo has saluted his former boss and Kano Pillars coach, Mohamed Baba Ganaru, after his team's heroic 2-1 win that ended the defending champions’ 12 years unbeaten home record in the Nigerian league.

United defeated Pillars 2-1 at the Sani Abacha Stadium in a Match Day 25 fixture of the Glo Premier League, the first of such defeat after 202 home games that dated back to 2003, but Dogo still has high praise for his opposite number, who only left them to join Pillars weeks ago.

"It is a win I want to dedicate to my former boss, Ganaru who I respect so much because I learnt a lot from him and he is a perfect gentleman.

"It is not time to start laughing, but a time to say well done. Our hosts need to accept the fact that it happened this way, sometimes you win and yet lose some, that is football for you," Dogo reflected.

Also read: Win against Kano Pillars our best response to critics: Ganaru

Two quick goals within the space of four minutes by Mannir Ubale and Bature Yaro saw off the jinx that has blighted the visits of all teams in the league.

Rabiu Ali would later score a consolation for the host few minutes into the second half.

He would also go on to praise his players for achieving such a historic feat.

"My players deserve a party for their bravery especially in the second half of the game. They kept to our style of play and that proved we are truly a team. We played massively from the defense to attack, the result is good", declared Dogo.

Dogo have now played five matches since he took charge, winning three, drawing one and losing one with an outstanding match against Shooting Stars in Ibadan. He also led the team to the semi-finals of the Federation Cup where they lost 0-1 to Akwa United.

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