Illorin hoodoo ends. Kwara 3-2 Enyimba

It’s one of those blogs I’ll smile sheepishly while rolling out my “I told you so”. Kwara United finally got the formula that works, ending that hoodoo we have, sorry had over them. We had always seen this fixture as one we had a point or three in, it wasn’t to be today.

The gaffer made alternations in midfield and attack, handing season debuts to Ibrahim Mustapha, Jean Marie Guera, Paul Atangana and Joseph Osadiaye. The decisions appeared the right one – although perhaps he should have made some changes in defence too.

Mustapha got us off to a flier with a beauty of a goal but it wasn’t a lengthy lead as the hosts found a way back into the fixture. Guera would then get hacked down and we got awarded a penalty. Joseph Osadiaye stepped up and put us ahead again. 2-1

The next update we got was nothing short of a shocker and that was that the hosts had leveled again. I mean we saw that happen when Arsenal played Manchester United at Old Trafford and while we here in Nigeria have no chance to quiz what sort of stupid defending Arsenal parades, I guess we can ask that of Enyimba.

Yes we lost Isiaka Oladuntoye at the start of the season but we did note that the Anaemena Ogbonnaya partnership did look solid. I’m not sure why Anaemena has yet to see action but perhaps we could restore that partnership when we are playing away from home. I remember Kadiri Ikhana was playing five at the back in those days.

Back to the game. From then on, it was only going to be a matter of time as the hosts brimming in confidence were all over us. The gaffer withdrew Guera for Onuwa and that again was a poor call. Onuwa has never been known as one who dominates the midfield away from home. He’s not that player.

Well, the lessons are well and truly learnt. We now know we will have to step it up if we think we deserve anything from an away game.

That’s all I’ve got today.

Have a good one guys.

‘EnyimbaEnyi

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