It’s not been the start to the new league season Kwara United coach John Obuh had hoped for. With three matches played, they are still in search of their first points and are yet to score in the 2017/2018 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season.
The stuttering league start from Kwara United – a team who were promoted to the NPFL from the Northern Conference of the Nigeria National League (NNL), is one Obuh says he “feels bad” about and believes a victory of any sorts will see his team kick on.
Obuh added: “I think we just need a win to pick up and once we’re able to get a win we should be able to pick up.”
Just before matchday one of the new league season, Kwara United suffered a bus accident on return from the NNL Super four pre-season invitational tournament which they had been part of and was held in Lagos.
Media reports had speculated that that crash could be the reason for the team’s poor start to the new league season as players of Kwara United might have been affected psychologically by the accident.
Obuh shares same opinion when he spoke to the press at the end of the match with FC Ifeanyi Ubah.
“We are dealing with human psychology. Even when the players assured us that it was not going to be tough for them to adjust to the accident, we quite noticed it affected them somehow.