FC Taraba goalkeeper Chinedu Kawawa felt there were plenty of positives for him to draw upon after Sunday’s league game with Sunshine Stars – even though the result went against his side.
The Jalingo Boys were defeated despite taking the lead at the Akure Township Stadium, with red-hot Tunde Adeniji netting a brace for Kennedy Boboye’s men.
However, Kawawa who had a fantastic game was far from downcast after the game, saying his team would be all the better for such a competitive outing.
“We made a resolve to secure a win against Sunshine Stars or at worst get a draw but we were unlucky. One good thing is that we had a great game and we can only get better,” Kawawa told Goal.
“We got to Akure a day to the game and that really affected our output on the field of play, we could not make it two days before the game because we were financially handicapped and that changed our initial plans.
“Also, you have to give it to the hosts because they were the better side. It was not easy playing against them because they are a better organized team – little wonder they came from a goal down to win the game.
“Even at this, we will sit up while hoping to escape relegation to the lower division. Also, we will like the government to come to our aid financially,” he concluded.
Stephen Adah had opened the scoring for Taraba FC in the 11th minute, but Adeniji leveled up three minutes to the half time break before netting the winner in the later stages of the game.
The Jalingo based outfit remain at the base of the NPFL log with 12 points from 19 games.