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Go Round's Ngozi Elechi reveals secret behind first topflight away point

20:46 GMT+3 23/04/2018
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The Omoku Boys made history securing their first Nigerian top-flight away point and the gaffer disclosed how they achieved it

Go Round gained their first away point in the Nigerian top-flight in a 1-1 draw at Kwara United on Sunday and coach Ngozi Elechi has revealed how they masterminded the feat.

The topflight debutants got no point from their seven travels this season and desired to make history against the Ilorin-based side, but Stephen Alfred first half lead almost ruined their quest.

However, Chidi Nwachukwu's equaliser 14 minutes from full time ensured the visitors end their seven-match wait for the Omoku's side first topflight away point in their debut season.

After the draw, the gaffer revealed that his side's away draw was inspired by his game plan due to his prior knowledge of the Harmony Warriors. 

"We played against a new team of Kwara United under a new manager in the Nigeria Professional Football League," Elechi told media.

"But I played against them under the former coach after our promotion last year at the Super Four of the Nigeria National League back in January this year. I knew that they have a problem of composure, especially in the second half. 

"I then set out to put up a game plan to attack them in the dying minutes. Becuase of that, I reserved some players to bring them in the second half in other to attack them and it worked for us.

"I know the quality of players in my team and most of them are not from the Premier League but from lower league clubs. We've not been lucky. We've dominated all the matches we played away but our finishing have been the problem."

Despite the draw, Go Round remain 17th on the log with 19 points from 17 ties and would welcome MFM for a rescheduled top-flight match on Thursday.