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  • Updated: February 02, 2023

Kwara United Break Jinx In Victory Over Akwa United

Kwara United Break Jinx In Victory Over Akwa United

Kwara United ended their run of four games without a win with a slim 2-1 victory against Akwa United.

The Afonja Warriors had also not recorded a goal in the last four matches of the Nigeria Football Premier League.

But the narrative changed when Wasiu Alalade scored the first goal of the season for Abdulazeez Mohammed's side to put them in front in the 15th minute.

The Promise Keepers then levelled the game in the second half as Cyril Olisema hit a brilliant strike off Ubong Friday's cross in the 69th minute.

With four minutes left on the clock before injury time, Kwara United avoided sharing the spoils as Muritala Dagbo found the back of the net in the 86th minute to pick up the three massive points.

Mohammed was elated with his men's performance at full-time, considering the 2-match ultimatum he got from the management before kickoff in Ibadan.

"The goals and the victory means a lot to me and to the entire team," the gaffer told the club's media. 

"I must salute the courage of the boys for fighting so hard to achieve this."

He added that the win will boost the confidence of the team to get back to winning ways in the league.

"Akwa United came here with a strong mentality, having garnered seven points from three consecutive matches. 

"And for us, we did not score even a goal in four matches, and that tells on our level of confidence going into the game.

"The double jinx we have broken in this match will definitely awaken the winning mentality in the boys, as goal is the spirit of football. 

"We will strive to build on the result. definitely", Mohammed added.

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