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Obilor blames players for opening draw

08 October 2014, 19:57

Lagos - Defending champions of the annual CY Unity Cup, All Stars football club of Mafoluku got a shocker in their quest to defend the title they won last year as they were held to a goalless draw by lowly rated Junior Stars in the first game of the 2014 edition at Concord Pitch, Oshodi, Lagos.

The encounter which was keenly contested saw All Stars piling so much pressure on their opponent, but all their efforts was to no avail as the defence of junior stars stood firm throughout the duration of the game to earn them a most valuable point.

All stars coach, Goodluck Obilor, said it was a good game but his players would have done better to get all three points from the encounter.

“I give God the glory, but I think we would have gotten all three points from the game. My boys were heavy they were not mobile enough and they lost too much concentration on the pitch.

Also read: Lagos youths showcase talents in CY Unity Tourney

“I feel it’s because of the salah celebrations that occupied them that’s why they didn’t play the way I wanted them to play and I blame them for not winning the game,” he said.

At the other venue at Owosheni playing pitch Oshodi, Banson FC played out 1-1 draw against Barlet FC in a game which was action packed and both teams refused to get rolled over.

Coach Duru of Barlet FC said he is pleased with the result, because first game in a tournament is always difficult and he hopes to build on from there.

Action continues this weekend at both Concord and Owosheni playing pitches.

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