Umuahia - Abia Warriors FC manager, Kennedy Boboye has assured
their teeming supporters that the 1-0 loss suffered at Warri Wolves, which
ended the club’s 10-match unbeaten run in the Nigeria Professional Football
League (NPFL), will not derail the club’s ambition of winning the league or at
least picking a continental ticket at the end of the season.
Boboye, who spoke to newsmen shortly after the game ended at
the Warri City Stadium, noted that he would have loved the unbeaten run to continue,
adding that the defeat was disappointing to him and the entire team.
He however assured their fans that they have put the defeat
behind them and will now work towards ensuring that they bounce back in subsequent
“We put up a gallant fight but narrowly lost. This is not the
end of the road for us. We will go back home, correct our mistakes and bounce
back to winning ways”, Boboye stated.
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The former Sunshine Stars of Akure tactician commended his
boys for their efforts during the game despite the odds against them insisting that
victory could have gone either way.
During the match, king Osanga scored the only goal in the
53rd minute and despite pinning their hosts to their own half for almost the
entire second half, Abia Warriors could not find the equalizer.
Earlier, Uzezi Oghenovo had missed a controversial 44th
minute penalty awarded the home side as Abia Warriors’ goalkeeper, Chinedu
Anozie caught his well taken kick to the consternation of the Wolves bench who
were desperate for a win after a slow start to the season which also saw the
team eliminated from the CAF Champions league only in the preliminary round.
Before the loss in Warri, Abia Warriors were the only
unbeaten side in the top flight as they equaled Enyimba International’s
10-match unbeaten streak which they established last season. Abia Warriors remain
second on the log with 20 points from 11 matches.For
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