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Bashir explains goalie five-star NWPL performance

Osun Babes head coach, Liadi Bashir has poured encomium on his goalkeeper, Morufat Ademola for a standout performance against hosts, FC Robo Queens.

Although the Omoluabi Queens fell 0-1 to the Lagos side no thanks to stoppage time goal from the Nigeria’s Falconets star, Monday Gift the Osun Queens goaltender was unarguably the reason the goal margin was slim in the Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL) matchday 2 clash at the Legacy Pitch, National Stadium in Lagos on Wednesday.

The former Young Talents FC goalie was deservedly declared the Woman of The Match (WOTH).

Bashir said the best of the youngster is yet to be seen in the on-going 2018/19 Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL).

“Ademola has been with us since last year one of the youngest up-coming goalkeepers in the land but due to injury she did not keep even a single match for us last season.

“However, this season I told her to brace up for the rare opportunity as the first choice goalkeeper, Christy Obia is in the national U20 camp.

“I told her to show herself, confidence and calmness and I’m happy she lived up to the expectation.

“She is not done yet in the on-going league season as she is going to display more four-star performances in the days to come,” said Bashir to frontpixs.com.

Bashir described as painful the loss to the hosts, FC Robo Queens despite their concerted effort to at least earn a point in the clash.

“It’s very painful the narrow loss to FC Robo Queens after working very hard only to concede a goal in the last minute. Two matches played so far with a point to show for it and at the lower rug of the log.

“However, I still commend the girls for a good performance, the league is still young we will continue to work very hard.

“We will continue to plan ahead and work on our lapses until we get it perfectly right,” said Bashir.

Bashir commended their opponents, FC Robo Queens for fighting very hard for their hard earned victory.

“FC Robo Queens always have young and enterprising players, they always have them aplenty. Today (Wednesday) they played very well with more possession of the ball while we sat back in order to contain them.

“Well, yes, second half they were far better than us but we had chances in the first half. Robo had several chances including one-on-one with our goalkeeper but lost them all.

“I thought the goal will never come until the last minute which was as a result of temporary loss of concentration on our defence line.

“We will continue to improve in the other matches,” said Bashir.

The loss at FC Robo Queens leaves the Osogbo side at the bottom of the NWPL Group A log on one point.

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