Nasarawa United Technical Adviser, Bala Nikyu has described his side first victory of the season over Kwara United as positive turnaround for his team, saying the winning was a huge morale boost for his crew.
Bala Nikyu said: Positive results cover a lot of things and we appreciate today’s outcome despite squandering lots of goal scoring chances.
“It’s never our wish to push the league to this extent before we start getting result, however, God’s time is the best.
He stated this after Nasarawa United recorded their first victory of the 2022/23 season against Kwara United at the New Jos International Stadium.
The solid miners were only managed to get four points out of possible 21points of seven matches, drew one, lose five and win one so far this season.
According to him “At times, if results are not forthcoming, you wonder where the problems are coming from, and you begin to ask where you should start from. Thank God that we finally break the deadlock, God has opened the door for us.
Former Nigeria junior international, King Osanga(MON), and Chinedu Ohanachom were the heroes as Nasarawa United recorded their first win of the 2022/23 Nigeria Premier Football League Season, overpowering Kwara United in a North-Central derby decided at the New Jos International Stadium.
Despite dominating in most of their previous games this campaign, Coach Bala Nikyu’s charges were yet to pick up maximum points, with only a draw in six games.
The Solid Miners went into the weekend clash with a different mentality after some morale-boosting incentives from the Nasarawa State Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Amb. Lucky Isaac Yargwa, and Chairman of the Club, Isaac Danladi at the team’s dressing room.
Midfielder, Joshua John forced a free-kick close to the box in the 9th minute of the first-half, with King Osanga scoring an early goal from the resultant kick after Joshua Ogbole laid the ball for him, his second goal of the season.
Attacker, Chinedu Ohanachom, did his chances no harm with a strike after benefiting from a pass from in-form Chidera Nduka, nine minutes into the restart, to put the visitors to the swords and handed the 2021 Aiteo Federation Cup runners-up their maiden victory in the division.
Like King Osanga, it was Ohanachom’s second goal of the season for the Solid Miners.
United now have four points from seven games, and continue their quest for a positive turnaround.
The team will be on the road for a mid-week tie against Bendel Insurance at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City, Edo State on 15th February, 2023, before wrapping up the first stanza of the league at home against visiting Remo Stars FC, four days later.
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