Wikki Tourists 2-0 Jigawa Golden Stars: Five things we learned – Excellent outing and a recipe for success

A day in Bauchi ensured that Wikki Tourists bossed Jigawa Golden Stars in a 2-0 victory at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium on Monday.

The brilliance shown from Nazifi Yahaya 1-0. Wikki Tourists had to wait until 76th minute. Promise Damala thumped in the second goal, winning the game 2-0.

Here are five things we learned…

  1. The tough get going

Nazifi had a few rough weeks in which he wasn’t as convincing. He didn’t play at 100%, but in the meantime he was very shaky which led to fans and media criticising him.

The forward, however, responded in a brilliant way as he played well.

To top off his performance, the striker managed to open the scoresheet through a world class goal.

  1. Momentum gradually building up

Wikki Tourists picked only one point from their opening three games and there was pressure within the ranks.

Two wins and one draw in their last three games should certainly see them have confidence ahead of the tasks ahead.

  1. Feels like family

While we can keep on going about individual performances, it is also important to take some time and praise the coaches and players for the group they have built.

Usman Abd’Allah who puts a lot of faith and confidence in his players and several others this team has transformed into a happy family.

That really is showing on the pitch as there are a lot of positive emotions surrounding the team giving them confidence and strength to keep pushing forward.

  1. The recipe for success

What makes the group so unique is the mixture of experience and talent it has. With Andrew Abalogu and Ismail Maiyaki’s arrival the team transformed mentally and physically.

The path the success is clear and the talent is there but Wikki Tourists need leaders and warriors in the squad to push the youngsters forward.

  1. Arinze Madu: What A Game

Arinze Madu was he simply at his best, engineered a great performance to form on the perfect occasion.

His 8 tackles were crisp and vital, denying the Jigawa Golden Stars players any chance at getting into the box. His influence was also an all-round one, as his forward presence was felt.

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