Nafiu Kabuga: Wikki suffered against Plateau United

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The Giant Elephant striker has admitted that they never had it easy getting their first away point of the season against the reigning champs

Wikki Tourists’ Nafiu Kabuga stressed that they suffered before getting their first ‘away’ point of the season against Plateau United in a rescheduled league tie played midweek in Jos.

The Giant Elephant also use the New Jos Stadium for their home matches just like the real owner, Plateau United but the fixture pitted them as being away while the Peace Boys were at home.

Kabuga who made his return from an ankle injury against the league reigning champions on Wednesday said that they knew they must strive to pick at least a point to consolidate their determination to leave the relegation zone.

“It was a tough match for us but we knew that a defeat was unacceptable because of our position in the league table,” Kabuga told Goal.

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“We suffered from start to finish but it was a worthy cause because the point we got from the game will help us to gradually leave the relegation zone. Plateau United played very well but we showed them that we needed the points more than they did.

“It was a good performance from us but we can’t relax now with another game against Enugu Rangers slated for the weekend. It will be another tough game but we will be ready for it because we know that only a win will be suitable for the position we are right now.”

Kabuga has scored seven league goals for Wikki this season but they are still in the drop zone as they are 17th with 22 points from 19 games.