Kwara United coach Abubakar Bala has said his team played according to instruction in their Match Day 7 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) fixture against Rivers United in Port Harcourt on Wednesday.
The Harmony Boys put up a resilient defensive display to force their hosts to a barren draw at the Yakubu Gowon stadium, ensuring the Pride of Rivers dropped points at home for the first time this season.
“Rivers United is a very big team; they are a very good team,” Bala said. “They are one of the best teams in the country. We had that at the back of our mind.
“We seriously planned for the match, a very good plan. And like I said before, we are very happy. The boys adhered strictly to the tactics and plan we had for this match. And by the grace of God, the plan worked very well for us,” the former Niger Tornadoes coach said after the encounter.
Despite sharing the spoils in Port Harcourt, Kwara United remain in the relegation zone in Group A of the abridged NPFL season with 6 points in as many games.