El Kanemi Warriors ’ Sani Abbani has played down their 5-1 defeat to Nasarawa United in one of the matchday 16 of the Nigerian Professional Football League ( NPFL ) clash on Sunday.
The Muhammed Babaganaru led boys was unable to cope with the youthfulness of the solid miners in the attack led by Sunusi Ibrahim, as they stumbled to their heaviest defeat in the league.
Abbani admits that it was not just their day and call on his teammates to recover from the loss before their NPFL match against Go Round next week.
“It was just a bad day for us against Nasarawa United but I am very confident that we are going to bounce back from this loss in our next game at home,”
“We didn’t start the game very well and by the time we would realize what hit us they were already four goals up and even though we initiated a comeback the firth goal weakened us.
“We must forget about this defeat in a hurry to enable us to concentrate on the task ahead.
“I don’t think this result will have any effect on us because we have been told to take it as one of those things and move on.
“We do not want to shatter the good season we have had with this and we will try to regain the trust of our fans in the remaining matches.
“The objective still remains to qualify for the season-ending playoffs. We will approach the remaining six games with all seriousness and ensure that we add a few more away wins before the regular season is over.”
The Borno Army are second on the Group B table with 28 points from 16 games, They sit behind Akwa United who also suffered 3-0 loss in the hands of Plateau United.