Abuja - Lobi Stars FC have ended the unbeaten run of Nigeria National
League outfit Niger Tornadoes by earning a 1-0 victory in the round of 32 of
the Federation Cup.
Abdullahi Usman Biffo tutored Tornadoes gave a good account of themselves as
they Lobi to a goalless first half at the Sani Abacha Stadium.
Reacting after the match, Biffo said this was his first defeat as the technical
adviser of the club.
He applauded the resilience of his boys and blamed the defeat on loss of
concentration at the commencement of the second half that led to the only goal
of the game.
He said that conceding the first goal and defeat in competitive tournament has
proven that the team has not yet arrived, and commended his players for not
giving undue respect to the Makurdi side.
“My boys proved themselves right and gave the football loving fans of Kano a
good game to watch as they did not give Lobi undue respect,” Biffo told News24.
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He said that concentration of the team has now shifted to the NNL where the
team is doing well and are in the forefront to gain promotion to the elite
“Our attention now shifts to the national league, we are now to correct the
mistakes we have observed to form a formidable team to continue the second part
of the league and we can't allow anything to derail our focus. The fed cup has
come and gone for us now is the league we have to face,” he added.
The coach applauded the match officials for a job well done as they treated the
game with justice, fairness and firm without any form of biasness, saying that
most errors were humanly done.
Also speaking Coach Justin Tenger of Lobi said that Tornadoes was excellent in
the field of play and could match any other team in the premier league.
Tenger added that if eventually Tornadoes get prompted, he was happy with the
victory as it hardly won as it was not gotten on a platter of gold.
Tornadoes will this weekend travel to Ilorin, Kwara State to face Abubakar
Bukola Saraki in week 8 of the NNL.