Kwara United today waited until the 70th minute before substitute Samad Kadiri scored the winner in 1-0 win over Lobi Stars in NPFL Matchday 11 tie.
Coach Abdullahi Biffo and his men would have themselves to blame not to have sealed the win in the first half as they had two clear chances against the visitors from Makurdi.
Having gotten a 1-1 draw in Uyo against Akwa United in Matchday 10 battle, Kwara United players knew that it was a must for them to get a win against Lobi Stars in Ilorin, but they did not find it rosy.
Lobi Stars started the match with a defensive style and they had no shot on target in the first 45 minutes at the Kwara state stadium.
Coach Abdullahi Biffo decided to bring on Stephen Jude and Samad Kadiri in the second half, and the former Enyimba striker gave his side the breakthrough in the 70th minute.
After conceding a goal, Lobi Stars then decided to attack Kwara United, and they almost got an equalizer at the death, but Musa Abdulafeez cleared the danger for his side as Harmony Boys won 1-0.
Speaking after the match, Kwara United Chief Coach Ashifat Sulyman expressed happiness for the win even though he was not impressed with the chances missed.
“The most important thing is that we got the win against Lobi Stars and we will correct all the things that needs corrections before our next game,” Ashifat Sulyman explained to Kwara United Media.
As things stand presently on the NPFL table, Kwara United are now occupying 5th position after 11 games and will be traveling to face Katsina United in next game.