Brazilian Lucas shines as Kwara Utd punish toothless Wolves to regain top spot

Kwara United, on Sunday, produced superb performance against visiting Warri Wolves after securing a 2-0 victory in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) week 13 encounter at the Kwara state stadium.

Having their last home game against Abia Warriors last Wednesday ended in a 1-1 draw, United bounced back to winning ways and made Warri Wolves suffer the consequence by teaching the visitors good footballing lessons.

Coach Abdullahi Biffo made some tactical changes in the squad which saw the Brazilian winger, Lucas Alves, in the starting lineup. His attempt to give the host an early lead in the first minute hit the post.

Two minutes later, Jide Fatokun also missed a superb chance which would have given Kwara United the lead after benefiting from a glorious pass from Afeez Nasiru, but he was unable to score.

Man of the moment Stephen Jude eventually netted the first goal for Kwara United in the 7th minute via a powerful long-range shot in which Warri Wolves goalkeeper Bulus had no answer for.

The first half however ended 1-0 in favour of Kwara United at the Kwara state stadium.

Warri Wolves changed their style of play in the second half, but they were unable to make anything happen in front of brilliant Kwara United defenders.

Michael Ohanu broke the hearts of the visitors in the 57th minute when he netted the decisive goal of the encounter.

The Harmony Boys went on to win the match 2-0 and Coach Abdullahi Biffo praised his wards for their wonderful display against Warri Wolves.

“I am happy for this result and I must praise my players for their efforts which gave us the three maximum points.

“My appreciation also goes to all Kwarans for their support for me and my team and I want to assure them that we will continue to do our best and get more good results this season,” Biffo told Kwara United media.

With this win over Warrri Wolves, Kwara United are now topping the NPFL table with 25 points. The Harmony Boys will be traveling to Bauchi to face Wikki Tourists in NPFL week 14 tie.

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