We are going there to win” – Kwara United boss
Two goal hero in Kwara United FC’s 2022/2023 TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup First leg, First Round match against ÀS Douanes of Niger Republic, Wasiu Jimoh has hailed the total display of his team, hoping that the team will build on the victory in Niamey next week.
Kwara United FC defeated the visitors 3-0 in the match decided at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena in Lagos, with the three goals coming in the first half.
Samson Paul scored the first goal in the fifth minutes, when he followed up a rebound shot from Wasiu, while Wasiu himself scored the second goal from the spot in the 17th minute, and the last in the 40th minute, to give Kwara United FC the advantage ahead of the second leg on September 18th.
According to Wasiu, “my target was to score hat-trick, but I eventually scored two. To me, it was a good performance from the team, but we would need to work more harder and take our chances in Niger.
“I have no preferred position on the pitch. The most important thing is, if I am on the pitch, I always put in my best.
“In Niger Republic, people should not expect much from me, but from the team collectively. The most important thing is to utilize our chances. They should expect positive result. The target was to qualify to play in the Group stage of the competition.
Another added advantage for Kwara United FC was keeping a clean slate in the match watched by large number of Kwara fans, including the Governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, and his wife, Mrs. Olufolake AbdulRazaq.
Meanwhile, club Chairman, Kumbi Titiloye has described the match as fantastic, expressing delight that as much as three goals were scored, with no goal conceded.
“We are going to Niger to win. We would not defend but attack, and we are prepared for whatever hostility they may want to put up on and off the pitch.
“We had only three weeks to prepare for this game, and with time, we will keep getting better.
“I will want to thank Kwara and Lagos state Governors for their support, the Sports Commission of the two states, the FAs of the two states, our Fans and Supporters, stakeholders and lovers of the club nationwide, for their support.