Kwara - Kwara United FC has crashed out of the Federation Cup with a 1-2 loss to Kano Pillars in the Group D of the round of 16 matches.
Tunde Sani, the Coach of the team attributed Wednesday's defeat to loss of concentration and bad officiating.
The Ilorin boys had lost the two matches it played, having lost its opening match 0-1 to El-Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri in the Lagos centre.
"My boys lost concentration at the dying minutes of the game, which led to their conceding a late goal.
"The referee seemed to be biased in favour of Kano Pillars, which really affected our game.
"I'm not happy we did not qualify since we lost two of our games now. I am a sad man today," he said.
Odita Ogechukwu, a player of the Kwara side said he was sad also over the team's ouster from the competition.
"We're definitely not happy but it is one of those things that happen in football, especially in a tournament like the Federation Cup," he said.
Umar Zango, a player of Kano Pillars, said that he was excited that his team was able to qualify for the quarter-finals.
"We are just glad that we got our three points at the end of the game, and I hope we continue this way.''
Gambo Muhammed of Kano Pillars scored a brace in the 79th and 89th minutes after Segun Atere had put Kwara in front in the 78th minute.