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Prime FC coach rants after loss to COD United

08 May 2014, 15:34Israel Ojoko

Lagos - Prime FC coach, Abimbola Samuel has blamed poor referring for his 1-0 loss to COD United in a Nigeria National League game played on Wednesday in Lagos.

An extra time goal ensured the home side secure all three points after a goalless 90 minutes of action.

Referee Oguntoyinbo Joseph from Ekiti State added an extra eight minutes after regulation time, but COD’s goal came after 15 minutes of play, after which he sounded the final whistle.  

“It is a pity Nigerian football cannot improve if we continue this way. The game has ended on a good note but the ref kept on extending until COD scored an offside goal.” Samuel told News24 Nigeria.

“The boys tried their best, we may not have won due to the referee antics, but am proud of my boys because they played to my satisfaction and they didn’t disappoint me.”

“Our opponent tried their best, they are young players, lack of experience because they had three good chances they could have converted, but they are a promising side.”

“We’ll pick it up from here in our next game. Unfortunately we are the only team playing away from home so we don’t get to enjoy this kind of advantage from referees. You can see the second half of the game was almost 60 minutes.”

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