NNL: Prime FC edge Akwa Starlets 1-0

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Prime Football Club kept their hopes of Globacom Premier League qualification alive with a breezy 1-0 victory against Akwa Starlets Football Club of Uyo.

The Omoluabi Giants bounced back from a disappointing poor run in-form at home putting a goal past Akwa Starlets at the weekend.
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Victory was secured for the homers thanks to consolatory goal from striker Ifeanyi Emmanuel, via a goal-mouth-scramble in the 29th minute to give Prime first league win since Saturday March 22, 2014.

The maximum points inched the Omoluabi Giants to within three points of table topper, Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan.

Prime head coach, Abimbola Samuel, was delighted to see his players respond in style and praised the home fans for their support and patience.

He said: “It was an excellent win and the lads played the right way and everything went to plan. The attitude was there, the work ethic and the work rate and we defended well too.”

“I’ve got to give credit to the lads, they were prepared and organised and all did a job weldone to secure the maximum points and that will be a morale booster for us to the next game, we’ve bounce back now and we will never go down again.”

“It was also brilliant to look behind the goal and see a group of fans chanting, singing throughout and getting right behind the players,” said the former Sunshine Stars gaffer.

Speaking ahead of next weekend game away from home against Unicem Rovers FC of Calabar, he urged the fans to pray for the team to come back with something meaningful.

“I want to request our fans to keep praying for the team, we need their prayers to keep going in the league because confidence has been restored in the team and we will improve and storm Calabar and by God grace we will come back home with something tangible to rejoice with.”

Asked if Prime is still in the race for one of the promotion tickets to the elite league, the former Flying Eagles assistant coach noted: “We’re still in the race, we will not lose focus and concentration and at the end of the season Prime will pick one of the promotion tickets, we’ll do it and work it out.”

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