ABS FC Pip Kogi United In North Central Derby


It was a breath taking moment for the Saraki boys as Abubakar Bukola Saraki (ABS) they pipped their counterpart Kogi United from the confluence state by a lone goal to get their second win of the 2019/2020 Nigeria National League Season.

A game apparently domiated by the Coach Elijah led side, the victory has literarily formed a good taste of Yuletide season for the Ilorin side as they go on break.

Speaking with the newsmen after the game, Coach Sam Elijah of ABS tagged the game an emotional game giving the fact that Kogi United was the last team he Managed before teeming up with the Kwara side.

Starting very brightly in a game that saw two red cards going to Tanimu Abubakar of Kogi United and Oyedeji Samuel of ABS FC, the Ilorin side lost the last half pack of the game to the visitor, a situation Coach Elijah reacted as lost of focus on the instructions given to his boys.

He however expressed optimisim as they take on Kebbi in the match day 6 of the league after the Yuletide break.

“Kebbi should be scared because we are getting our form back and am sure any game we are going now should be our next three points”.

The former Kogi United gaffer noted that the promotion ticket missed last time he handled the club will be landed this time around as he hinted about his conviction of their placement in a less pressure Conference of the league.

On the other side, the visitor ‘s handler, coach Tunde Abdulrahman believed they lost to low level side as they failed to leverage on the chances they got in the fist half.

He however presumed a bouyant come back from the team when they resume from the yuletide break.


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