Gateway United gaffer, Hakeem Busari has revealed how he masterminded his side’s victory over this NPFL leaders Akwa United in the Aiteo Cup.
Ilechukwu Julius’ 42nd goal was all Gateway United needed to eliminate NPFL table toppers, Akwa United in a pulsating encounter at the FIFA Goal Project pitch inside MKO Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.
Speaking to the media after the game, the former Bayelsa United coach said the Akwa United are a very good side, but he was able to create a system to nullify their threats.
“Akwa United are a very good side and they have been doing well considering their position in the league.”
“But like I said earlier, I’ve worked in the premiership and NNL, so I know what to do against a Premier league side .”
“Zonal marking and then we hit them on counter attack when we have the ball. If you look towards the end, we had some good chances and it could have been two or three goals. “
“Akwa United didn’t have such chances, but if they have, they would have buried them, because they are a very matured side.” he said.
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