Adamawa United Football Club of Yola on Sunday defeated visiting Kwara United FC of Ilorin in a Match Day 17 fixture of the 2019/2020 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that in the match played at the Pantami Stadium in Gombe the hosts came from a goal down to defeat the visitors.
They scored with goals from Idris Abubakar and Isa Garba in the 38th minute and 45th minute respectively to cancel out Alao Danbani’s 16th minute opening goal.
Reacting to the match’s result, coach Abdullahi Biffo of Kwara United told NAN it was a disappointing game from his players, adding “this is not what we bargained for”.
Biffo, however, said such was the nature of the game of football, pointing out that his team would forge ahead to get better.
While expressing confidence that his team would not be relegated from the NPFL, Biffo said his team would work very hard for that feat.
Coach of the host team, Ibrahim Bariki, said the match was “very interesting’’.
“This is what every coach expects. Our determination was good and it paid off.”
Bariki, however, berated the match’s officiating, saying most of the fouls committed by the visitors were not punished by the match officials.
The match officials had to be escorted out of the stadium by armed policemen as some of the home fans made attempts to attack them.