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HiFL: Ilorin to host a battle - UNIBEN Royals coach Onome Komi

21:57 BST 04/09/2019
Uniben Royals vs Unilorin Warriors
The coach has shifted his focus on the return fixture after Wednesday's win at the University of Benin Sports Centre

UNIBEN Royals coach Onome Komi said his players will improve on their performance when they travel to Ilorin next Wednesday for their second leg of the Higher Institution Football League quarter-final fixture.

The Royals defeated UNILORIN Warriors 1-0 in Benin on Wednesday, thanks to Odior Daniel's goal in the 56th minute.

The win gave them an advantage as they are chasing a spot for the semi-finals of the foremost tertiary institutions league in Nigeria.

After lauding his team for their performance in front of their home fans, Komi warned Warriors to expect 'a big game' on September 11.

"It's a good win, a hard-fought one. The boys gave a good account of themselves and played to instructions," Komi told Goal.

"They put up a good fight and I'm happy we got the goal when the opportunity came.

"Ilorin will be a big one because we are not relenting. If they can come here and fight us like this, we can equally go there to fight them. It is going to be a battle there because it is not over yet."