Following their 1-0 victory at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano on Sunday, Akwa United striker, Ubong Friday, said the away win over the former Nigerian champions, Kano Pillars, was unexpected.
Christian Pyagbara grabbed the crucial match winner for the Uyo-based side.
The result meant Pillars suffered their first home defeat of the Nigeria Professional Football (NPFL) season, for which the Kano fans resorted to violence after the match, invading the pitch and chasing the match officials off with dangerous objects.
But the Promise Keepers piped the Pyramid City side, securing the entire three points in the matchday 18 clash, and Ubong believes the win will propel his side to achieve top spot in this campaign.
“We did not expect the win even though we worked very hard for a decent result in Kano,” Ubong told Supersports.
“We are happy with the hard fought win at Kano Pillars, it looked impossible task but we got it done.
“Pillars least expected the shocking result especially on their hallow ground and before their teeming supporters.
“It’s really a surprising result for us given Pillars’ reputation in the domestic league as it’s not easy getting away win in the top-flight.
“Of course, this result will not be one off thing there are more good results coming on our way.
“Our main target right now is the summit and we are determined to do the needful to achieve the desired goal.”
The Abdu Maikaba side are fifth on the NPFL log on 26 points, seven behind leaders MFM.
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