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Divine Warriors bask in first victory

Divine Warriors' coach, Ada Gwegwe has said his side first victory is the tonic that will see his charges to further victories.

The Brass-based side recorded their season's win against visiting Nnewi-based side, Gabros FC in Matchday 4 at the Samson Siasia Stadium, Yenagoa.

The victory takes the side points haul to four from four matches with a match at hand.

Gwegwe said the hard earned win against a stubborn and experienced side like Gabros will boost his rookies' confidence going into their next match at Abia Comets in Umuahia.

"The victory, the first in the season, is a morale booster to my players and a victory that will go a long way to positively shape and change their attitude.

"98% of my players are playing any form of league for the first time in their lives because of the short time we had to prepare for the league we went to academies to pick them.

"So far we've been battling the negative effect of inexperience but this victory will change all that for good.

"Since we've got our first victory we're going to Umuahia against Abia Comets at the weekend to fight for points or worst case a point," he said to supersport.com.

Gwegwe said his priority at the moment is to stabilise the side to compete favourably at any given time.

"Well, I don't want to talk of title at the moment but to stabilise the team first and maintain a decent first four position till the end of first stanza. After the mid-term we can now talk of the title.

Competition in the NNL is almost the same as the NPL, so I most stabilise the team first and make them play together before I start to set target," he said.

Supersport.com learnt that the side will shop for a dozen experienced players during the mid-term break in order to challenge for promotion and title.

Divine Warriors hitherto Ocean Boys were demoted to the lower division at the end of the 2011/2012 league season.


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