We Are Not Used To Playing On Natural Grass - MFM Striker, Adeniji Kabir

We Are Not Used To Playing On Natural Grass - MFM Striker, Adeniji Kabir

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

The forward netted his team's equalizer deep into additional time, as they were once again held to a draw in Lagos in the NPFL.

Playing the game at the Teslim Balogun Stadium as opposed to their base in Agege, the Olukoya Boys seemed to struggle a bit with their play.

And having missed begging chances to go in the lead in the first half, they were made to work hard to rescue a point when Moses Omoduemuke bent in a delightful free-kick.

Luckily for Adeniji and his team, he was at the right spot to poke how the rebound after the Wolves goalkeeper fumbled a cross.

Speaking to the media after the game, the young striker was appreciative of his teammates' effort and thanked Alade Balogun for coming on and changing the game.

"Firstly, I want to thank God for letting come from behind to draw the game. I really thank my teammates, especially Alade Balogun who came off the bench to provide the assist," he told the press.

The pitch at the Teslim Balogun Stadium is made of natural grass as opposed to the astroturf at MFM's original ground, the Soccer Temple, Agege.

This, according to Adeniji, was a huge factor in the game as they are not used to playing on such surface.

"This is not our ground, even though it is like a home to us," he said.

"The difference is very clear. We don't train here, we train on the astroturf in Agege, while this pitch is grass, the difference is clear because we are not used to it.

"I'm very sure that if this was at Agege, Warri Wolves wouldn't have gotten a draw."

The Lagos based side has won two games on the road but has failed to replicate that form in their home games, having drawn against Ifeanyi Ubah previously.

"We need to do more to make our coach happy because it's not good for us to go and get points away and be dropping it at home," Kabir added.

The late strike meant that both teams remain unbeaten after four games this season, with the Olukoya Boys sitting in 5th position on the log, two places above Wolves.

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