Akwa United assistant manager coach Abasiakan Windy praised Gombe United for giving his team a very tough fight in their Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) week three battle on Wednesday afternoon.

A lone second half penalty goal from Ubong Friday proved to be the difference between the two sides, and while that may not sound too impressive on paper, the newly promoted Savannah Scorpions did not make it easy.

Windy was happy enough with the job done at the Nest of Champions.

“It wasn’t a surprise to us that the game turned out this way,” Windy said in a post-match available to Futbalgalore.com.ng.

“When you play a team from lower ranks with due respect to them (Gombe United) being recently promoted to the NPFL we expected a physical and tough match.

“We just played a game on Sunday and didn’t expect the tight display. At the end of the day, the end justified the means.

“We were prepared and went for it. The three maximum points was what we wanted and we went for it,” the coach said in a relaxed and happy mood.

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