The Technical Adviser of Delta Force Football Club of Asaba, Austin Chinwendu, has called on his players not to be disheartened after his club were forced to a goalless draw at home to visiting Vandrezzer Football Club of Lagos on the opening day of the 2021 Nigeria National League season.
Coach Chinwendu said his players should rather focus on the task ahead by working hard to win their remaining home games as well as picking maximum points in their away games starting with their next match against Ekiti United in Ado-Ekiti on Saturday as they begin their quest for a promotion ticket to the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL.
Coach Chinwendu said the team was still working progress and assured its supporters that the club will get better in subsequent matches asserting that it was just the first match of season with over twenty matches yet to be played.
The Assistant Coach of Vandrezzer Football Club of Lagos, Alfred Madaki expressed delight over the away draw against Delta Force saying the host paraded a solid side that can face any team in the NNL GroupB1.
According to Coach Madaki his side were resilient against a rampaging side and it paid off hence they were able to escape the Austin Okocha Stadium , Ogwashi-Uku unscathed.
Delta Force had missed two glaring chances in the first half after top striker Emmanuel Ihezuo had sent the Vandrezzer goalkeeper the wrong way only for the goal bound to skid off the goal post with the goalkeeper gathering the ball immediately.
The former Nigeria Professional Football League campaigners came back seeking an opening goal but the resilient defence line of the visitors thwarted every effort of the Delta Ambassadors.
Vandrezzer Football Club Coached by former Ifeanyi Ubah Football Club of Nnewi Brazilian midfielder, Everton however no engaged in delay tactics to ward off the attacking forays of the hosts