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Sardauna blames officiating for Fed Cup outster

09 July 2015, 09:51

Abuja - One of 2015 Surprise team, Kukuruku FC (Auchi) ended their adventure in this year's Competition after losing 0-3 to Premier League club, Rangers int'l (Enugu) at the Kwara State Stadium in the round of 32.

Kukuruku FC had cause tongues to wag after the non-league team defeated Premier League club, Giwa FC in the round of 64 of the 2015 Federation Cup but the Auchi based team just couldn't stop Bobby Clement from getting a brace and Chisom Egbuchulam from getting the third goal. 

However, Kukuruku FC gaffer, Sani Sardauna expressed huge disappointment at the officiating; he told News24 in Ilorin that the referee must be suspended. 

Also read: Fed Cup against Kukuruku FC like a final - Rangers coach

“Nigerian referees should have conscience. The spirit of the Federation Cup is the surprises that comes in the competition but in this situation weren't giving a level playing ground at all. In fact the centre referee deserves to be suspended indefinitely, “Sardauna told News24

"We had a very good first half even though the rains made the pitch waterlogged but I'm a shamed that the referee resumed in the second half with some very strange decisions. He made sure he frustrated us".

Sardauna however admitted that Kukuruku FC will focus on Edo State League after his made a statement in the 2015 Federation Cup. 

"Going forward, we shall focus on the Edo State League. The target now will be to qualify for the Nigeria Nationwide League (NNWL) playoffs, “Sardauna stated. 

- News24


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