Nduka blames his play­ers for Sun­shine loss

Daily Trust - - SPORT - By Mike Oboh

FC Taraba coach Nduka Ndubuisi yes­ter­day blamed his side’s 0-1 loss to host Sun­shine Stars of Akure in the on­go­ing Glo Nigeria Pre­mier League match to the poor per­for­mance of his play­ers.

The tac­ti­cian said his play­ers did not play well in a game they en­joyed the best of­fi­ci­at­ing this sea­son.

“My only re­gret is that on a day like this when we had the best of­fi­ci­at­ing, my boys could not help their course. We were only de­fend­ing; if we had played the way we played in our pre­vi­ous games the re­sult would have been dif­fer­ent.

“Hon­estly speak­ing if Nige­rian ref­er­ees would of­fi­ci­ate this way the sky will be the limit for Nigeria league. If my boys were not de­fend­ing when­ever they get the ball it would have been bet­ter. You do not win a game by de­fend­ing alone,” he said.

But his Sun­shine Stars coun­ter­part, Henry Abio­dun said FC Taraba should count them­selves lucky for not con­ced­ing more goals de­spite their de­fen­sive play.

“I am happy we won the game and have the three points in our kit, we are mov­ing ahead though my strik­ers were too anx­ious in front of the op­po­nent’s goal mouth,” he said.

Sun­shine’s Me­drano Tam­edy’s 30 minute penalty goal was what sep­a­rated the host and the vis­i­tor in the match han­dled by Ref­eree Ben­jamin Odey from Abuja.

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