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Kwara United’s Stephen Alfred hails partnership with Segun Alebiosu

5:55 PM WAT 01/07/2018
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The Harmony Boys mercurial striker has expressed happiness at the work rate of his strike partner since his return to the club

Kwara United’s Stephen Alfred is of the opinion that his combination with Segun Alebiosu in attack and the support of his teammates will help keep them in the top flight beyond this season.

Alfred and Alebiosu have fired 12 goals altogether for the Harmony Boys in their return season to the premier league but the club has stayed in the relegation zone more than they have out of it before the league proceeded on a break because of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Though the Harmony Warriors managed to claw their way out of the drop zone before the recess, Alfred disclosed that they are resuming for the continuation of the league with the resolve to consolidate on their present spot in the league table and to leave the relegation zone for good.

He said he is happy to form a partnership with returnee striker, Alebiosu who rejoined the team during the mid-season transfer after a brief stint with Niger Tornadoes and he asserts that their contributions supported by their teammates will lead them to premier league safety.

“We are resuming from our break next week and I am looking forward to that knowing that we have a huge task on our hands to ensure that Kwara United do not go on relegation at the end of the season,” Alfred told Goal.

“We have committed players and good technical crew to take us to premier league safety. I am happy with the services I am getting from Segun and that I am giving him also. I thought it would be difficult for me to get another strike partner after Michael (Ohanu) but I have been proved wrong.

“He has scored some goals for us and I have also done the same thing too. I know that with the support of our teammates we are going to get the delivery we need that will take us away from the relegation zone. We have been doing well in recent times and we need to continue by the time the league resumes again.”

The former FC Taraba striker attributed the openness, friendly disposition and hard work of coach Abubakar Bala for the noticeable changes at Kwara United and that he is optimistic that they have what it takes to be among the elite division at the end of the season.

“I won’t say there is any special secret for the changes at Kwara United than the type of coach that we have that is ever attentive and very open to the players,” Alfred added.

“Coach Bala is also very hard working and he encourages us to believe in ourselves and that with hard work we can get results anywhere if we are well prepared. He is our main weapon. We are free to express ourselves on the pitch and he allows us to make inputs for the good of the club.”

Kwara United are 15th in the league log with 29 points from 24 matches but are only a point away from the drop zone.