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Obuh rues missed chances

03 August 2015, 10:13

Abuja - Following their 1-1 home draw against Abia Warriors in their first game of the second round of the 2015 Nigeria Professional Football League, Ifeanyi Ubah coach John Obuh has rued his team's missed opportunities in the game.

The Newly-based club had to come from behind to score in controversial circumstances after their penalty goal was adjudged to have crossed the line by the assistant referee after the center referee initially ruled it out, a development which saw the Abia Warriors players threaten to walk out of the match.

But Obuh believes they would have won the game more convincingly if they had converted their chances.

"We missed a lot chances," he began, "We could have won the game outright but our Strikers couldn't score.

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"If we had taken the chances we had the game would have been over earlier but it's a game of football and such things happen so we have to move on," he said.

Asked to comment on his team's controversial equaliser, the former Flying Eagles coach was adamant the ball crossed the line.

"Of course it was a goal because the ball crossed the line. I don't see any controversy there because the ball definitely crossed the line," Obuh maintained.

There were some controversial moments in the game, as Ifeanyi Ubah was denied what looked a clear penalty in the 20th minute and Obuh believes they should have had that call.

"That was a penalty and the Abia Warriors players have nothing to complain about but the referee didn't give us so what do we do," Obuh asked rhetorically.

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