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Nasarawa United laments heavy rain

29 September 2014, 16:21

Lagos - Nasarawa United head coach Mohammed Baba Ganaru was left ruing the state of the Liberation Stadium pitch after his side crashed to a 2-1 defeat to Dolphins on Sunday.

Heavy rains during this past weekend's Nigerian Premier League encounter left large areas of the field waterlogged, leaving Ganaru convinced of the fact the game should have been called off.

However, the fourth official was not interested in the coach's calls for a postponement, with Emem Eduok's brace eventually proving the difference, despite Tamarakuro Debekeme getting on the scoresheet for the Solid Miners 15 minutes from time.

"The rain really affected us," the coach told SuperSport.

"We couldn't play in the second half because of the state of the pitch.

"There is no way anybody can play on this type of waterlogged pitch.

"We were expecting the referee to call off the game.

"I called the attention of the fourth official to call off the game, but he didn't do anything. There's nothing more I could have done."

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