Wikki Tourists boss Usman Abd’Allah is pleased with the fluency of his side after they picked up their first win of the 2020/21 Nigeria Professional Football League season against Rivers United.
The Giant Elephants netted the only goal which secured a 1-0 victory for them through Chinedu Udeagha’s world class free kick on the half hour mark at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium on Wednesday.
“When you pick the first win of the season against a good side like , it is always a relief,” Abd’Allah told Futbalgalore.com.ng.
“We needed to be patient, intelligent and not to make a mistake at the back against a team who had a strong spirit and were well organised.
“We did not do anything wrong, kept trying to be intelligent and that got us the goal.
“The boys missed flurry of chances and kept going and out of this game we have once again shown a great attitude.”
“We have matured, you see that in the game the way we handle it when it does not work for us, the players remain calmer than before,” the ex Enyimba coach said.
“We go step by step and we still need to step up a gear to completely achieve our objective.
Abd’Allah added: “It is too early in the season, but I have belief.
“We need to show from game to game we can handle every single game with a different aspect which the League has – today we played against the league leaders and it was a real battle.
“We have to show can compete like that in every game.”