Wikki Tourists manager Kabiru Dogo has praised the effort and quality of his team after they lost 1-0 to Kwara United on Wednesday, thus suffering their first defeat of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season.

The Giant Elephants were missing a number of first-team regulars but still coped with “Millionaire Kwara United” side.

Speaking with reporters after the encounter, Dogo suggested he was satisfied with the team’s performance, despite Ebuka Anaekwe’s own goal.

The Mogaji in Kwara State said: “I want to commend the efforts of the lads. The boys haven’t disappointed so far.”

“If the boys can match Millionaire Kwara United, then there is hope.

“We were able to achieve something in the area of stability. What I met on ground was Zero. The team is shaping up step by step. It’s not all about continental for now but having a stable team.

On the missed chances he said, “It’s a league and Marathon. We would continue to correct and adjust. By the time we get home, some players would be injected to the team and things should shape up.”

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