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Ikorodu United take positives from Premier League debut game

22 February 2016, 13:14Israel Ojoko

Lagos - Nigeria Premier League debutant Ikorodu United is taking the positives from the 1-1 draw played against Abia Warriors in the 2016 opening game.

Ikorodu United came from behind after Ndifreke Effiong had put the visitors ahead in the first half. Agbane Candy sent the home fans wild when he drew level to ensure the tie ended 1-1

Captain of the Lagos side, Jimmy Bello, said despite their inexperience in the Premier League, a lot of positives could be taken from the game.

“We are new in the league. A lot of our players are playing the league for the first time, so I will say we are just coming up, we gained a little bit of experience, we have a lot of positivity to take from this game and hopefully we improve on it,” he told News24.

Also read: As it happened: Ikorodu United, Abia Warriors end in stalemate

“If you see, Abia Warriors are an experience side because they have been playing in the league for quite some time, they were the favourite coming to this game. They gave us a very good fight, but we stood up to the challenge and came from behind to equalize.

“It’s a very good game and we have a lot of positives to take from it.

When asked if they will not be affected by inexperience, Bello said as the season progresses, the team will grow in premier league experience.

“You cannot be experienced sitting on the side, you can only be experienced playing in the league, so I believe with time we will have the experience, and there are 37 more matches to go.”

Bello had a slight knock in training on Friday but hope to be fit for the away fixture against Akwa United on Wednesday.

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