It’s just been luck – Abia Warrior’s Bashir on Biffo’s impressive reign

Abdulllahi Biffo
The Ucendu Babes are enjoying a new lease of life but the winger has played down any significant difference in the new manager's approach to Emordi's

Sheriff Bashir says that Abdullahi Biffo has ridden his luck with Abia Warriors since Okey Emordi’s resignation.

The Umuahia outfit started the season with promises under Emordi after defeating champions, Enugu Rangers at home but saw their stock plummet.

After a home defeat to El Kanemi Warriors in February, the former Enyimba gaffer resigned prompting his then assistant, Biffo, to take over at the helms.

One of the highlights of the former Niger Tornadoes tactician’s impressive reign is the Ucendu Babes’ 3-0 spanking of four-time league champions, Kano Pillars. And the winger has attributed all to luck and improved performance from the players.

“There is no difference in their reigns everyone has his own luck; the game of football is a game of luck,” Sheriff told Goal.

“Although we are still doing better than before but that doesn’t mean the former boss is not active or good.

 “We players needed to talk to ourselves because our performance before was not really good so we are improving on it.

''That’s our prayer, we will sustain it [the upward surge] for sure.''

The Umuahia Township Stadium outfit suffered a setback at MFM on Wednesday as they were defeated 2-1 in Lagos and the forward blamed it on their slow response to the game.

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“The game was nice but we didn’t take off well.” he explained.

“In the first half we were not ourselves and I think that cost us a lot but when we came in for the second half we improved on our tactics and we got a consolation goal.”

Abia Warriors are now seventh in the log with 22 points from 16 Nigeria Professional Football League outings, and they host troubled ABS FC in their next topflight encounter on Sunday.