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
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.