Under pressure, Kwara United technical adviser Kabiru Dogo still looked unfazed, despite not meeting the ultimatum given to him by the club's management to secure a 3-match winning streak.
Recall that the management of Kwara United FC handed down a three-match survival mandate, against Plateau United, Kano Pillars, and Lobi Stars, following a series of poor results.
The Harmony Boys, having won the first match against visiting Plateau United FC, failed to add to the winning streak, suffering a defeat away to Kano Pillars in Match Day 16 of the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL).
Dogo, in an interview after the match, said he was not overly bothered by the ill-fated match at Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano.
Dogo, however, emphasized that it's all about the politics of the game. "As far as I’m concerned, how can I have a match ultimatum in my home? I don’t have an ultimatum; it’s all about the politics of the game," Dogo said.
He stressed that he was not afraid and under pressure, noting that nobody can remove him as a technical adviser. "I’m not afraid of anything and under pressure, and nobody can remove me from Ilorin," he said.
Dogo further stated that he cannot leave Kwara United, even if they said he should leave, emphasizing that Kwara United is the team for all. "Even if they said I should leave Kwara United today, I cannot leave Ilorin because it is our product and team."
He affirmed that everybody must support and be around the team, whether they are there or not. "We must be around the team, either we are there or not there, anybody that is there we must support him."
Kabiru Dogo, however, said his team was unlucky against Kano Pillars, stating that the lucky side won.
Kabiru Dogo commended the organizers, NFF, referees, journalists, coaches, and fans for their support for the league.
Kwara United is currently in the 12th position with 19 points after 16 matches, with 4 victories, 7 draws, and 5 losses.