Bendel Insurance’s defeat a well-executed plan- Gombe United coach



Mohammed Babaganaru, head coach of Gombe United FC says Bendel Insurance of Benin defeat on Sunday at the Pantami Township stadium, Gombe, was a well-executed plan.

Babaganaru stated this while addressing  newsmen  after the Match Day Four fixture of the 2023/2024 season of the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL).

According to him, his team’s objective before the encounter was to ensure that the Benin Arsenal didn’t replicate last season’s unbeaten run after playing in Gombe.

“Last season we played in super 6,we drew with them, a difficult and disciplined side.

“We set an objective that we would beat Insurance and stop the unbeaten run, because what they did last season.

“We prepared our mind, came out forcefully and achieved it,” he

He said that the victory against Insurance was a good motivation for his team.

The coach  described his team  as a new team with entirely different attitude, character and approach.

Babaganaru who  commended  his players,  said they played better than the previous week at Ilorin and this “means that the team is improving.”

He said with the level of improvement being recorded, he expressed optimism that their next match against Plateau United would be a win for his team.

On his part, the head coach of Bendel Insurance, Monday Odigie described his defeat to Gombe United as a representation of what football offers.

“I feel indifferent, it is not about unbeaten run, it is about how you perform at every game you play.

“There’s nowhere in the world where a team won’t lose a game. It is not about losing or not.

“It is not about what result comes out from a match, it is about how you perform and get to improve game after game.

“We did not come here to lose the game, this is not the result we wanted but that’s the game of football,” he said.

United  scored their lone goal  in the 51st minute through Ahmed Jimoto to secure  the maximum point of the game.


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