NPFL: ABS fans in love with defence “Governor”

By TUNDE SHAMSUDEEN

 

Fans of newly promoted Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, Abubakar Bukola Saraki (ABS) Ilorin FC, have expressed their total satisfaction at the depth and experience Ernest Governor has brought to the defence of their team.

Some of them who spoke after ABS FC 2-0 win over Shooting Stars Sport Club of Ibadan on Sunday in Ilorin said his  performance matches his name.

“Ernest is Governing our defence well” they said.

Samuel Akintunde who described himself as a loyal fan of the Saraki Boys and has been following the team from inception said the signing of Ernest Governor from Kogi United in the summer is one of the best things to have happened to the newly promoted side.

Another fan, Saheed Salami, described Governor as their own Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid, saying he said has brought a lot of stability to their defence.

“I hope he can stay here for a longer period of time and captain the team.

“If he continues the way he has started, he may be in the class of John Terry of Chelsea or David Luiz.

“Our technical crew did well to discover him, I knew he will be terrific for us after seen him during the screening before the commencement of the season” Salami said.

Some of them prayed and hoped that the Governor and Chinedu Ajanah can stay injury free throughout the season for the team because their combination has been fantastic since the start of the new campaign.

Lekan Abayomi, another ABS fan said Governor combined well with Ajanah as if they have been playing together from an academy.

“He (Governor) formed a fantastic understanding with our former players as if he has been with us since.

“Governor is a future Super Eagles player, he reminds me of late Stephen Keshi” Abayomi said.

Governor joined ABS FC in the summer in an undisclosed fee in a long term contract that may see him beyond 2020.


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