Rising Stars’ coach praises team’s resilience
By Femi Atolagbe
The head Coach of Rising Stars, Akin Olowokere has hailed his players’ resilience and determination in getting at least a point away from home.
Olowokere said he was happy with the way his players played even while trailing in the encounter.
Rising Stars Football Club of Akure had during the weekend Nationwide League One (NLO) week five match defied all odds of playing away by coming from 2-0 down against Pace Setters FC of Ibadan to end the game 2-2 .
The match played at the Lekan Salami Stadium Ibadan had the first goal of the encounter coming from the spot kick for the home team in the 12th minute to make it 1-0.
The match, which ended 1-0 into the half, had so many chances begging to be converted by the visitors, before the home team doubled their lead in the 57th minute.
However, against the run of play, Rising Stars reduced the deficit through substitute, Suraju Ibrahim in the 79th minute.
As play continued, David Madu equalised through a free kick from the edge of the box to make the game 2-2 in the 87th minute, for the game to end in 2-2 draw.
Rising Stars are leaders on the log of group C1 of the NLO with seven points from five matches to end the first round of the league.