Lagos - Dolphins FC coach Stanley Eguma was furious with the quality of officiating in his side's 2-1 loss to Sunshine Stars on Sunday at the Akure Township Stadium.
Eguma went on to suggest that Nigerian football would never be allowed to develop and become world class if the standard of refereeing was not addressed as soon as possible.
"My players did well today and you saw it but the referee robbed us today in day light," Eguma told SL10.ng.
"We've got to work hard for next home game in Port Harcourt, we played a draw against Kwara United FC at the Liberation Stadium and didn't rob but look at what happened today.
"It's a day light robbery so how do you expect Nigerian football to grow?
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"Nigerian football will never grow if this kind of officiating by expected professional referees is seen week in, week out.
"Even in a match shown on TV, this referee chose to sell out.
"No that's bad, we've not started playing Premiership, we are way behind, we've not started the Premiership in this country."
Eguma insisted the result would not affect their preparations for their next match against Enugu Rangers on Wednesday.
"That's a different game entirely, we've got to prepare and work hard to win," he added.
"Here in Dolphins we work hard to win games, we don't rob, we don't cheat, neither do we try to influence the game in our favour.
"We shall work hard to win in our mid week game."For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.