Niger Tornadoes were held to a goalless draw by Remo Stars at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium Kaduna in a match day 12 encounter played behind closed doors.
The game started on a high intensity as the hosts searches for an early goal while the league leaders held on, twerting all threats posed by the Ikon Allah Boys.
Only a handful of scoring chances were created in the first half and none was taken as the referee signals for break.
On resumption into the second stanza, Tornadoes technical crew effected some changes, with the likes of Bolaji Adeyemo and Eric Frimpong coming on, all in a bid to steady things and push for the needed goal.
Despite the changes, the visitors remains resolute, in preventing the home team from wrecking any havoc.
Towards the dying moments of the game, the Ikon Allah Boys were presented with chances but fails to bury them allowing the game to end scoreless.
Niger Tornadoes are yet to concede any goal at home this season after six matches and have scored only three times in the process, a worrying statistic for the technical crew.
The result means Tornadoes moved one place above the drop zone occupying the 16th position on the log.
“What we planned for was a win but we couldn’t conquer, which is quite disturbing, because we’ve been having sleepless nights trying to correct how to convert our chances.”
“Not that we are not getting or creating the chances, but how to convert the chances have been our greatest undoing.”
“We have been giving the players the necessary coaching guides in terms of goal scoring because that’s our responsibility.”
“While I want to use this medium to commend my players, I think, one of the factors affecting our performance is the fact that we are playing our home matches away from home and we are yet the adapt to the situation, because any team playing us, sees here, as a neutral venue, so in this regard”.
“I would like to call on the Management and by extension the State Government to as a matter of urgency hasten up in completing the ongoing renovation work at the Bako Kontagora Memorial Stadium so that we can go back”.