Kwara United FC’s dependable defender Abiodun Adebayo has told www.aclsports.com that his side’s winning mentality is back after an impressive 1-2 win at El-Kanemi Warriors in midweek.
Second-half goals from Jide Fatokun and Godwin Oshagbemi turned the Match Day 9 fixture around for Kabiru Dogo’s Kwara United who had trailed 0-1 at halftime to their hosts.
Adebayo who has been a regular feature for the Harmony Warriors this season says the crucial away win is capable of turning their season around as it signals the return of their winning mentality.
“The win is a very important one for us because we’ve not been having good results both home and away since the beginning of the season so going into the second round with an away win will boost the morale and confidence of the team in the second round,” said the former Enyimba defender (aclsports).
Victory for Kwara United in Wednesday’s encounter ensured that they stay afloat of the relegation zone at the midway stage of the league with nine points from as many matches.
Coming into this season though, United had their sights set on a top-three finish in order to have a chance of fighting for a continental slot. Adebayo, who has rich experience playing continental football says their aspirations remain intact.
“(Finishing in the top 3) is still very achievable because I think the winning mentality is back in the team now and we still have our double home matches also in the second round so all hope is not lost on that front,” said Adebayo.
The Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) is currently observing a mid-season break that is tailored to coincide with the Nigerian national elections. Action is expected to resume on the weekend of March 25.
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The interim management company (IMC), organizers of the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL), have announced that the midseason transfer window of the current season is now open.
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The window was officially thrown open on February 19 and will close on March 19 (11:59 pm Nigerian time). Meanwhile, registration of players will close on March 24.
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