Lobi Stars midfielder Dare Ojo says he is grateful for scoring his team’s lone goal in their 1-1 draw against Wikki Tourists in a Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) game at the Pantami Stadium on Thursday.
Ojo also expressed his gratitude for his team’s away point to www.aclsports.com shortly after the rescheduled Match Day 9 encounter in Gombe.
Ojo had given Lobi Stars the lead in the fourteenth minute after he capitalised on an error by Hassan Hussein but the hosts equalised four minutes to the interval through Abba Umar.
“I feel great about scoring the goal and I will say I’m also grateful for the away draw. It’s been long that we won any game now but with this result away, we give God the glory,” Ojo told www.aclsports.com after scoring his second league goal of the season.
Thursday’s draw stretches Lobi’s winless streak in the league to four games and the Solomon Ogbeide-led Stars will now head back home to Makurdi to prepare for a double header against Sunshine Stars of Akure next week.
“We’re going back home to our drawing board to strategise and make sure we get maximum points against Sunshine Stars,” says Ojo
With the abridged structure of the league this season, the first three teams in each group will advance to a season-ending playoffs to determine which teams will represent Nigeria in next season’s continental competitions.
Lobi remain in fifth position, one point behind third placed Rangers but the experienced midfielder believes his side will make it in the end.
“I see Lobi Stars making it to the Top 3 at the end of the season because they are also a big team like Rangers and Enyimba. We just came out of the Champions League so we are focusing on the league to get back to the continent,” added the former Enyimba midfielder.
Lobi Stars’ next game against Sunshine Stars has been moved by twenty-four hours from Sunday to Monday, April 8 while both teams will clash again in a rescheduled Match Day two encounter in Akure seventy two-hours later.