Iorfa un­happy with Lobi strik­ers’ profli­gacy

Daily Trust - - SPORT - By David Ngobua

For­mer in­ter­na­tional and Lobi Stars vice-chair­man, Do­minic Iorfa is not happy with the profli­gacy ex­hib­ited by his strik­ers in the NPL week six en­counter against El-Kanemi War­riors in Kano.

Lobi Stars were beaten 2-0 in a match which saw their strik­ers wast­ing so many goal scor­ing chances in both halves of the en­counter.

Speak­ing to Daily Trust af­ter the match, the for­mer in­ter­na­tional said he was highly dis­ap­pointed that none of his strik­ers could con­vert any of the nu­mer­ous chances that they laboured to cre­ate.

He noted that his team cre­ated at least six good goal scor­ing chances and needed to utilise at least three to get a de­cent re­sult.

Iorfa said even as his team did not set­tle early into the match, the play­ers came out smok­ing in the sec­ond half and de­served some­thing bet­ter.

He main­tained that it was hard for him to be­lieve each time the chances went beg­ging for con­ver­sion.

“I want to state here cat­e­gor­i­cally that I am dis­ap­pointed with the way my strik­ers wasted the chances that they had. I couldn’t be­lieve my eyes. They were waste­ful.

“Al­though they did not play very well in the first half, they dom­i­nated their op­po­nents in the sec­ond half and also cre­ated at least six clear goal scor­ing chances. Had they con­verted at least three, it would have been a bet­ter story for the team.

“For me it does not make sense when such chances come and are not utilised. Matches are won when goals are scored. I am not say­ing they did not play well but we were let down by our strik­ers who failed to score the goals”, he said.

Iorfa how­ever as­sured that the tech­ni­cal crew would in­ten­sify work in the area of goalscor­ing.

“When we re­sume train­ing, the coaches will drill the strik­ers more on goalscor­ing. We can not con­tinue to waste such goalscor­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties.

“As a for­mer in­ter­na­tional striker, a pro­lific one for that mat­ter, it won’t speak well of me, if my strik­ers don’t know how to score”, he stated.

Do­minic Iorfa

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