Kwara United head coach Abdullahi Biffo has called for his players to learn lessons from their first defeat of the season at Rivers United.
Biffo’s side were thumped three nil in Port Harcourt on Matchday 3 with Godwin Aguda, Stephen Gopey and Chika Godwin scoring to condemn the visitors to a first loss in the 2020-21 Nigeria Professional Football League season.
Kwara United also had two players sent off with Afeez Nosiru and Ejeh Isaiah receiving their marching orders in the 77th and 90 minute of the encounter.
It was a thoroughly chastening experience for Kwara United who were brought down to earth following a barnstorming start to the season that saw them claim a highly creditable win at Plateau United on the opening weekend.
In Rivers United, they faced a team in form who have now won five of six games in all competitions.
And Biffo believes Sunday’s loss holds lessons that could serve his team well for the rest of the season and shows they still have a long way to go and must be wary of complacency despite their impressive start to the campaign.
“If you don’t play very well, you cannot get a draw not to talk of the win. I think we came here with the high hopes of winning the game but you can see that we played a very credible team, a strong team,” Biffo said.
“A team that have been on the continent. As you can see out of 4 matches played, they won three and lost one and in the league, they just won three. To tell you, we have not lost to just a team. We lost to one of the best club in the country.
“It’s a big lesson for us. Winning the first match does not make us special so I think the boys will now know that we have to take every game seriously.”