Nasarawa United coach Bala Nikyu says he is extremely pleased with the officiating in his side’s 2-1 away win against Heartland in a Match Day 2 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) encounter on Sunday.
Goals from dangerman Chinedu Ohanachom and Adamu Hassan, either side of halftime, helped the Solid Miners secure the win – their second in as many games, which moves them to the summit of the NPFL with 6 points.
Speaking after the match, the former Flamingoes handler said his team prepared adequately for the encounter, adding that no team will complain about the level of officiating he witnessed at the Dan Anyiam stadium on Sunday despite the result.
“We prepared for the match, and definitely, if you are determined to play, the other result is ordained by God,” the former Wikki Tourists coach said.
“So, I told the boys that we should be ready to play. And definitely, from the side of the officiating, if we have something like this throughout the league, any team that wins or loses a match will be happy, because if you watch this officiating today, it was beautiful. It is not because I won.
“But any team that lost this match after this kind of officiating, will appreciate the referee. So, I think we’re happy with the victory.”
Nasarawa United, who struggled for survival last season, will next face 4-time champions Kano Pillars in a potentially explosive Match Day 3 fixture in Lafia on Sunday, 10 January.