Supreme Court blames de­feat on poor of­fi­ci­at­ing

Daily Trust - - SPORT - By Mike Oboh

Supreme Court FC sweat mer­chant, Henry Hag­gai has at­trib­uted his team’s 0-1 loss to host Spot­light FC of Katsina at the weekend to the poor han­dling of the match by the cen­tre ref­eree.

Hag­gai who praised the re­silience of his play­ers, whose ef­forts at goal were trun­cated by match of­fi­cials, said poor han­dling of the match de­nied them of vi­tal away point.

Hag­gai was fu­ri­ous about the de­ci­sions taken by the cen­ter Ref­eree Mr. A Gbadamasi as un­for­tu­nate, in­sist­ing that his side de­served vic­tory in the match.

“We didn’t de­serve to lose this match in any way but the of­fi­cials de­cided to do what they like even the match com­mis­sioner ad­mit­ted that the Cen­ter Ref­eree was bi­ased. I must say that my play­ers played to in­struc­tions and fought to can­cel the early goal which came as a re­sult of de­flec­tion.

“What has hap­pened has hap­pened. This kind of ac­tions by match of­fi­cials can’t help to de­velop the game of foot­ball in Nigeria. We will con­tinue to do our best as the sea­son pro­gresses,” the coach noted.

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