Go Round boss Udube rates Kano Pillars as one of the best
After beating Kano Pillars 2-1 on Wednesday, Go Round FC head coach, Willy Udube has described them as one of the best clubs in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
It was a difficult win for Go Round FC, a game that kept most of the fans at the packed Krisdera Hotel Stadium at the edge of their seats all game long.
“Kano Pillars is one of the best teams we have in the NPFL. Actually, we lost at away (Akwa United) and when we came back, I told my players that we just had to redeem ourselves and despite the fact that they are good, that we must win and luckily we had the result,” Udube said.
Go Round had previously drawn twice at home against FC Ifeanyiubah (0-0) and Kada City (0-0) and another home draw would have been disastrous for the team, but Udube says he was not under pressure at any time before or during the game.
“I was not under pressure because if I am under pressure, I will not do the right thing. I try as much as possible to be a man because each time I am under pressure I regret it,” the Go Round coach said.
Kano Pillars head coach, Ibrahim Musa would not agree that the game in Omoku was difficult.
“It was not a difficult game. We were not supposed to lose the match. We played well and they carried the day,” Musa said.
“We will go back to the training ground to look on our errors and the areas we are doing well to improve on them. As I told you earlier, we were not supposed to lose the match, but we know why. We have to accept it. We played and they carried the day. That is football,” Musa said.
Akaba Otega opened scoring for Go Round in the 33rd minute when he headed home from close range. It was a long throw-in from Ebuka Akobundu and a defensive header from a Pillars player saw the ball fall towards Otega who headed forcefully home to light up the Krisdera Hotel Stadium.
Just before half-time, Rabiu Ali equalized through a free kick deflected by the wall and behind hapless Godwin Dede in goal for Go Round FC.
Six minutes after the restart of the game, Adeseun Adelani volleyed in from close range, his first of the season off a Shedrack Oghali cross.