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