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
"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
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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.For
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