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Obi unhappy with Heartland display

30 October 2015, 08:54

Abuja - Heartland goalkeeper Ebele Obi has criticized his side's performance in the 1-0 away defeat to FC Ifeanyi Uba on Wednesday.

The elder brother to Super Eagles central midfielder John Obi Mikel, who has also played for Enugu Rangers in his football career, believes the Naze Millionaires lacked the fight against the Anambra Warriors.

“We must not lower our competitiveness. We lacked our usual aggression and that must not be allowed to happen again,” Obi told News24, although he conceded that the current Heartland side are still a team in the making.

“We've come off a good run where we have been playing well and we'd like to have taken three points off Ifeanyi Uba. It was a slip-up and we must use it to improve in the few games remaining in the season.

Also read: Heartland FC earns bragging rights in Oriental Derby

“However, there are some players who have had virtually no minutes on the pitch. Hopefully we can use them all, which means we will then be playing at our highest level.

“Little by little we are taking the technical crew's ideas on board but that takes time, both for the coaches and the team,” he explained.

The experienced goalie believes the match against Giwa FC will be a good time to move forward.

“We must use it to work hard, maintain our intensity, clear our minds after the last game and against Giwa this weekend eager and strong.

“Our objective then will be to reach a position in the table where we will be able to fight for something,” he concluded. 

- News24


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