Kwara United today, Sunday January 30, returned to winning ways as they recorded emphatic 2-0 win over visiting Gombe United in NPFL Matchday 9 encounter decided at the Main-Bowl of the Kwara State Stadium Complex, Ilorin.
The Harmony Boys started the match impressively looking for an early goal and Gombe United were so lucky not to have conceded in the first 15 minutes of the encounter, no thanks to Gombe United’s goalkeeper, Itodo Akor.
Defensive midfielder Afeez Nosiru powerfully fired a dangerous free kick in the 23rd minute, but Gombe United goalkeeper dived well to save.
The breakthrough eventually came for Kwara United in the 36th minute through Junior Lokosa, and two minutes later, Gombe United lost concentration and conceded the second goal, through Alao Danbani.
Gombe United with former KWARA United player, Ahmed Jimoh up front tried their best to at least pull one goal back in the first half, but the duo of Bamidele and Chris Nwaeze were brilliant in the defense.
The Savannah Scorpions came out more determined in the second half, but they failed to get any goal and they would have even conceded the third when Kabiru Balogun penetrated inside the 18 yard box with the ball, but he missed as Biffo and his wards won 2-0.
Speaking after the encounter, Kwara United’s Chief Coach, Sulyman Ashifat expressed happiness for the win, claiming that the victory will spur his players up for the next game.
Gombe United Coach, Aliyu Zubair on the other hand blamed officiating as the main reason that condemned his wards to a defeat.
Meanwhile, Kwara United will on Monday be traveling to Uyo ahead of the NPFL Matchday 10 clash against Akwa United on Wednesday.