Christian Pyagbara’s 24th minute goal proved crucial for Sharks FC to record their first away win of the Glo Nigeria Premier League this season.
The goal which was a delight to watch, had Pyagbara dribbled past three Kwara united players before shooting a powerful grounder beyond the reach of Kwara United goalkeeper Ayeleso.
The lads from Port Harcourt would have doubled the lead but for the agility of the goal keeper.
Kwara united had a golden opportunity to even score when the Centre Referee, Mohammed Sule from Adamawa state awarded a penalty against Sharks after Ofem Onah was adjudged to have handled the ball in the box, but the resultant kick was ballooned over the bar by Dare Ojo in the 41st minute.
The first half ended one goal in favour of the visitors and things did not change in the second half.
Kwara United swamped on Sharks in search for an equalizer and they almost paid for that as Ayeleso was forced to make a save after save following Sharks’ counter attack.
On the 89th minute Aziz Babalola sent the fans into a frenzy when he headed what could have been the equalizer but their excitement did not last for long as the second assistant Referee’s flag was already up for an offside position.
Scorer of the goal that separated both sides, Pyagbara expressed delight, scoring the goal that has taken his team out of the bottom of the league table.
Pyagbara also dedicated the victory to the number one fan of the team, Governor Nyesom Wike for acknowledging that the team are owed sign on fees for the 2013/2014 season.
He added that it was this acknowledgement that fired them up to picking their first away win of the season, and promised His Excellency that Sharks will not be relegated at the end of the season.
“I am very happy scoring the only goal of the match, at least we can now heave a sigh of relief because Sharks are no longer at the bottom of the league and by God’s Grace, we will not return there”.
“Let me on behalf of the team, dedicate our first away win of the season to our sports loving Governor, Barrister Nyesom Wike, who did not only effected payment of backlog salaries but also acknowledged that government is still owing us sign on fees for 2013/2014 season even though he was not the Governor then”, Pyagbara said.
“And I want to assure the governor that we will still be in the elite league because that is the only way we can encourage him to do more for the team”.