Shooting Stars acting general manager, Dimeji Lawal is optimistic that the matchday 2-1 defeat against Bendel Insurance will ginger the team ahead of their subsequent matches.
The Oluyole Warriors suffered their first defeat in the 2023-24 Nigeria Premier Football League season at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium on Saturday.
An own goal from the Shooting Stars right back, Ghali Falke and Evans Ogbonda gave the Benin Arsenals their first win of the NPFL campaign.
Lawal opined that the players showed a high level of commitment despite the defeat.
“You have been a very committed and disciplined player, very trust worthy. Don’t be deterred by whatever anybody says. For us as a team, we are behind you,” he told the club’s media.
“Let’s put our heads up and not be discouraged by the result of this match.
“You all really represented the club very well and I must commend you, despite the loss.
“The game is gone, the focus should be on the next game against Gombe United which is a must win.”