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Niger Tornadoes FC Coach Bala hails team spirit for win over Abia Warriors

Tornadoes came from a goal down to beat Abia Warriors 2-1 at the Confluence Stadium, Lokoja on match day 29 of the NPFL.

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Abubakar Bala play Niger Tornadoes FC (Niger Tornadoes FC)

Coach of Niger Tornadoes FC, Abubakar Bala is pleased with his side's character and determination following their 2-1 win over Abia Warriors on Sunday, July 31.

Tornadoes came from a goal down to beat Abia Warriors 2-1 at the Confluence Stadium, Lokoja on match day 29 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

Abia Warriors opened scores in the 4th minute through a controversial Uche Ihuarulam goal which was heavily protested to be offside by Tornadoes players.

Niger Tornadoes FC Vs Akwa United play Niger Tornadoes FC Vs Akwa United (NPFL)

 

Lukman Mohammed leveled for Tornadoes in the 9th minute before

Solomon Owello stepped up in extra-time of the first half to convert a penalty to give the home-side the lead.

Tornadoes held on to their lead despite going down to 10-men following a red card to Ifeanyi Okoye in the 56th minute.

Niger Tornadoes FC Vs Akwa United play Niger Tornadoes FC Vs Akwa United (NPFL)

 

It was not that easy for us when Okoye was shown the red card, I hard to change my tactics, and we could have sealed the game but we wasted our clear chances”, Bala said.

According to him, his players kept their heads cool, followed and never showed any sign of that they were a man down, but continued to attack and defend until the final whistle.

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