Lagos - Crown FC's technical adviser Lawrence Akpokona has not given up the fight for survival in this year's Glo Nigerian Premier League campaign.
The Ajilete Boys are now sitting second from the bottom in the NPL standings, following Saturday's 2-0 loss at Gombe United.
However, Akpokona remains upbeat over his side's prospects of retaining their place in the elite league, and believes Saturday's scoreline might have been different had his side taken their chances.
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"We have put today's game behind and will be going back to work harder to escape the drop," the Crown boss said.
"I have never taken any team to relegation and Crown FC cannot be an exception. We have had challenges and are getting over it."
Crown have registered 27 points from 25 matches thus far, with a league clash against Nasarawa United set for Sunday.
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