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Biffo calls loss at Pillars disappointing

Abia Warriors head coach, Abdul Usman Biffo has described as disappointing his side’s loss at former Nigerian champions, Kano Pillars.

The Umuahia Warriors lost 0-2 to the Pyramid City side in Sunday’s Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) matchday 35 clash at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano.

Two first half goals off the foot of duo, Nwagua Nyima in the 25th minute and captain, Rabiu Ali in the 27th minute proved adequate to hand the Kano landlords the whole three points at stake in the clash.

Biffo said forthright that his match plan failed his side in the crucial match against Kano Pillars.

“The outcome of the clash was not what we planned for coming to Kano to confront Kano Pillars.

“I think we have ourselves to blame for the poor performance as our tactics failed us woefully.

“Unfortunately, before we could come up with the required change the home side had scored their two goals.

“Well, this one is gone we have to look forward to other matches on the calendar to ensure we get good results,” said the former Niger Tornadoes coach to supersport.com.

Biffo however could not hide his joy for the Kano Pillars precious captain and midfielder, Rabiu Ali.

“Rabiu Ali is a wonderful player to have in any team he is truly an asset to the Kano Pillars side.

“Rabiu played and scored against Benin Republic in the CHAN qualifier and less than 24-hour here he is up for the side and scoring as well,” said Biffo.

Pillars head coach, Ibrahim Musa said his jewel, Rabiu Ali is a game changer that is why he fielded him against Abia Warriors.

“Ali is an experienced and intelligent player that’s why I fielded him and he justified the confidence I reposed in him.

“Abia Warriors are good side we used the few opportunities we had to score the decisive goals,” said Musa to supersport.com.

The defeat at Pillars leaves Abia Warriors on 47 points from possible 105 in the 35-week old top-flight.


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