Lobi Stars head coach, Eugene Agagbe, was full of praise for his players after they secured a last gasp draw at Abia Warriors where they claimed a point following a 1-1 scoreline on Sunday.

The Lobi coach who spoke to journalists immediately after the encounter at the Umuahia Township Stadium thanked his boys and promised not to relent or get carried away with the result.

He promised that he will continue to work hard to improve on the grey areas he had identified to build a more formidable squad for subsequent matches in the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) this season.

“I thank my boys for the hard work. They went into the contest with a never-say-die fighting spirit.

“The odds were heavily against us but we continued fighting till the last minute and in football, you don’t give up until the final whistle is blown that is why we have taken this draw today,” said the former BCC Lions star.

Agagbe also said after watching his opponents in the first half, he made a tactical switch by introducing three aggressive strikers to press high against the Abia Warriors defence which that paid off in the end.

After a barren first half, substitute Fabian Omaka put the hosts ahead from the penalty spot but Lobi Stars defender, John Victor’s thunderous free- kick deep into stoppage time restored parity for the match to end in a 1-1 draw. 

Lobi Stars are top of the league table with 43 points and will welcome CAF Confederation Cup quarter-finalists, Rivers United on Matchday 25 at Lafia City Stadium this Wednesday.

David NPFL
March 10, 2024
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