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​Abia Warriors captain Nweke Kalu: Assists against Dakkada were planned
​Abia Warriors captain Nweke Kalu: Assists against Dakkada were planned

Abia Warriors captain Nweke Kalu says that him getting key assists was part of the team’s plan against Dakkada.

The Umuahia outfit ran away with an impressive 3-0 win at home in a result that saw the visitors confirm their exit from the Nigeria topflight division.

And Nweke Kalu was again at his best, providing the third final pass for their second goal as well as notching the assist for Bello Idowu’s second in the game.


“Obviously it’s every playmaker’s dream to provide assists and to get one and involve in the build-up to another in a game is probably not something I’ll get the privilege of saying too often,” the midfielder told

“But I’m glad to be able to provide the team with chances to score and credit to the lads for converting them, especially big Lukman with his two goals, who’s shown that he’s a real threat to opposition players.

“I think especially in the first 45 minutes we had a lot of freedom down the flanks and we tried to provide as many balls into the box as we could for the attackers.

“We had a bit more of an aerial threat with Bello being so good in the air and Sunday Megwo in the same team, who’s a big lad, so it was important for us to give them service and that’s what we did.”

On his assist to set up Abia Warriors’ third, he added: “I saw there was a lot of space in behind and our attackers are so quick. It is not easy to stop Bello Idowu in that position.”

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