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We’ll Bounce Back, Boboye Assures Abia Warriors Fans

Posted: Apr 16, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Chibuike Chukwu LAGOS

Abia Warriors Football Club of Umuahia Manager, Kennedy Boboye, has
assured their teeming supporters that the 0-1 loss the team suffered
in 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 this 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 matches.

“We put up a gallant fight here (Warri) 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.

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.

Before the loss in Warri, Warriors were the only unbeaten side in
the top flight as they equaled Enyimba’s 10-match
unbeaten streak, which they established last season. Abia Warriors
remaisn second on the log with 20 points from 11 matches.