The Solid Miners almost shocked the league reigning champions at the Zaria Road Stadium, Jos last weekend when they recovered from 2-0 down to lead 4-2 before their hosts rallied to make it a draw.
Olukokun who has seven top-flight goals this season was among the goal scorers and he revealed that they used the game with the Peace Boys to gauge their improvement after the recently held Nasarawa mid-season tournament where they lost to Aklosendi in the final.
He said that they didn’t give up despite being 2-0 down at some stages in the game and that as soon as he reduced the arrears he knew that something positive could come out of the fixture.
“It was a good game for us because we came back from 2-0 to lead 4-2 and we were almost cruising to an away win before they scored two goals to level up things,” Olukokun told Goal.
“We didn’t place too much emphasis to it because it was just a friendly match. We have seen our mistakes and we must improve on them before the league is restarted again. the game was an eye-opener for us.
“I was able to score a goal again and from there we told ourselves that we could do it. It was no surprise we scored the equaliser and got two more goals to lead comfortably but they roared back and there was nothing we could do about it.”
Jesse Akila had put Plateau United in the driver’s seat with the opening two goals but Nasarawa United came back fighting through the goals of Olukokun, Ibrahim Sanusi (two) and Zinte Udeh.
The Peace Boys showed champions stuff not to be cowed by the massive setback with the goals of Sunday Ngbede and Hamzat Jamiu ensuring that the game ended in a 4-4 draw.