Dakkada head coach Umar Danlami says his team is still hopeful of avoiding relegation after a 2-0 win over Enyimba in Aba.
Enyimba, who came into the match still hoping for a continental spot, were defeated by a more determined Dakkada side in the MatchDay 37 match played on Sunday at the Enyimba Stadium in Aba.
After a scoreless first half, Dakkada took the lead in the 56th minute when Arise Ogundare rifled home from close range after the Enyimba defense failed to clear a corner kick.
In stoppage time, in-form attacker Edidiong Ezekiel headed home beautifully from Uwana Asuquo’s cross to seal an unquantifiable win for his side.
Dakkada’s first away win of the season and their first since June of last year. Danlami claims it was a result of his team’s visit to Aba.
When asked how he felt, the former Kada City coach told www.npfl.ng, “It’s a mixed feeling.”
“I know we came here to get something, and it came our way, so we thank God.” It’s been a difficult season, but the boys have persevered to produce such an important result.”
Dakkada still have a realistic chance of avoiding relegation, but they must earn it on the final day with a good win over Sunshine Stars while also hoping for favorable results from other grounds.
Danlami believes his team must give it their all.
“We need to go into our final game with everything we’ve got.” I think, hopefully, with the way things are going now, the boys will do well.
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