Win against Kano Pillars our best response to critics, Nasarawa United coach says




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Lafia- Baba Ganaru, Chief Coach of Nasarawa United Club of Lafia, on Wednesday said their 2-1 defeat of Kano Pillars was their best to their supporters’ criticism.

Ganaru told the News Agency of (NAN) in Lafia after their 2014/2015 Professional League (NPFL) week five match the victory was a testament.

“It was a clear testament the team is still on course for success in the current ,’’ he said.

Ganaru expressed disappointment at the attitude of fans who criticised his team during and after their week four game last Sunday against the Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan (3SC).

NAN recalls the game played at the Lafia Township Stadium had ended goalless.

“That day, was terribly annoyed with our supporters. That was the we needed them most, but they were there.

“If you are doing well, that is the you need your supporters to encourage you, to criticise or abuse you.

is a game of , draw or lose. There is no way you are going to all. Because we played a draw, they (the fans) started complaining. However, some teams even lose at .

“So, the attitude of our fans in this regard is terrible and bad. think they need enlightenment,’’ the coach said.

NAN reports that Nasarawa United played a different kind of game against Kano Pillars, compared to their performance in the outing against 3SC some days earlier.

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They exhibited better skills, and hunger for goal in the first half.

For their efforts, they were rewarded with two goals in the first half through Esosa Igbinoa.

He capitalised on an error by the Kano Pillars defenders to slot in from close range in the 26th minute.

In the 39th minute, Igbinoa struck again after combining well with Munir Obanle.

After the break, the Kano Pillars’ trio of Rabiu Ali, Ezekiel Mba and Ekpai Moses took control of the game, but the Nasarawa United defence held on.

NAN reports that the resistance of the team continued solidly until the 71st minute when Ali finally broke through.

He nodded in a cross from Mba to heighten the frenzy for an equaliser.(NAN)