This important victory marked a turning point for Bayelsa United, breaking a four-game winless streak since their opening day victory of the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) against Akwa United last month.
In weekend encounter, Bayelsa United shocked Kwara United, dealing them a 2-1 blow, footballrover reports
Steiner Robert Mizo emerged as the hero of the day, securing the win with a remarkable brace, his fifth goal in as many games.
Diepreye Teibowei, the seasoned coach of Bayelsa United, shared his post-match reflections on the game.
Bayelsa United 2-1 Kwara United
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He acknowledged the significance of this victory and its potential to rejuvenate the team’s performance.
“The win was a great relief for the team; we took the chances that came our way in the first half. We had to make some changes in order to get our rhythm back. This win will definitely lift us up as we are down on the table,” he noted.
Looking ahead, Diepreye Teibowei also emphasized the impact of this victory on the upcoming showdown with Kano Pillars in the mid-week fixture.
The optimism is palpable as Bayelsa United seeks to build on this momentum.
“The win will also boost our morale in the next game against Kano Pillars,” he added.
After this victory, Bayelsa United has climbed to the 11th position on the NPFL league table with 6 points, while Kwara United moves down to 15th, with just a point difference.
In other actions, former NPFL champions, Rivers United, narrowly secured a home victory on Sunday, putting an end to Lobi Stars’ unbeaten streak.
For the first time this season, the team from Makurdi suffered their first defeat of the season at the Adokiye Stadium in Port-Harcourt.
Nevertheless, they maintain a strong position in the top ranks of the league standings in sixth place, just a point ahead of the Port Harcourt outfit in 10th.