At the ongoing EKO 2012, Team Delta trashed Team Oyo in football.
The Head Coach of Team Delta football, Kenneth Ikpahwore, attributed his team’s 5-1 trouncing of Team Oyo in the ongoing 18th National Sports Festival to hard work.
Mr. Ikpahwore said after the match that he was impressed with his team’s performance.
The game which started on a slow note eventually took a dramatic turn after the Delta boys took the game by the scruff of the neck.
The team had earlier won their first game through a walk-over after the Abia football team failed to turn up.
“It gives me pleasure to say that my boys have done well, and have made me proud.
“They were able to put all that I have being teaching them in the training into practice, and they also listened to all that I put across to them during the match.
“The game turned out the way we expected it to be, but nevertheless we would not be carried away by our win as we hope to win our next game,” Mr. Ikpahwore said.
The coach added that his boys were able to put their acts together after a tentative start.
“We started the game on a sluggish pace and it seemed that my boys lacked confidence, I said a few words to them and they picked up the pace,” he said.
Omodiagbe Agbonmere, who scored a brace for Team Delta, said he is pleased with his performance during the match.
“I am very happy that my team won and we hope to do better in our next match,” he said.
Meanwhile, Sanusi Musiliu, the Head Coach of the Oyo football team, said that the team would improve in spite of the defeat.
“We hope to play better in our next match,” he said. “We will not lose focus or let our emotions to weigh us down and we have to concentrate on our loops holes.”
He added that their next match would be an uphill task because they will be taking on the host team.
“Our next match is going to be very tense because we are going against the host team, and we would not let our guard; and we will play our best.
“I see hope for us. I know we can do this and I believe in my boys,” he said.