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TEAP FC suffer home loss to Ranchers Bees

02 June 2013, 07:54

Abuja - TEAP FC of Abuja on Saturday suffered a 1-2 loss at home to Ranchers Bees of Kaduna in a week 23 match of the Nigeria National League (NNL).

The match, played at the Old Parade Ground Sports Complex, Area 10, Garki, Abuja, saw a TEAP FC defender stop a shot with his hand, which earned the visitors a spot kick.

Samuel Kalu made no mistake from the penalty spot and Ranchers Bees took the lead in the 13th minute.

Sunday David, however, got the equaliser for TEAP FC in the 53rd minute, but Ocheme Edoh added another goal for Ranchers Bees in the 69th minute, putting the visitors ahead again.

With barely 20 minutes remaining, Chimezie Henry met a cross at the near post and fired it past the goalkeeper, but referee Sunday Adelana disallowed it.

The home supporters as well as players who were infuriated by the referee’s decision took to the pitch to vent their anger at the end of the match.

Donald Paris, Head Coach of TEAP FC, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) after the game, expressed disappointment at what he described as poor officiating of the match.

''Everyone could see that the referee was partial today. He disallowed a very good goal for reasons best known to him. This is a clear case of daylight robbery.

''To think that we were playing at home is even more frustrating. This kind of unfair treatment by our match officials is destroying our league,'' he said.

On his club's chances of securing promotion to the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) this season, he said that his team still had hope of making it to the top of the table.

''We are in a very good position in spite of this exasperating loss. We could have been third on the league table if we had picked up a home win today.

''However, we will pick ourselves up and not allow the home defeat to weigh us down. We are away to Kogi United next weekend. Let’s hope we can pick a win or get at least a draw from that match,'' Paris said.

Taiwo Yusuf, the Head Coach of Ranchers Bees of Kaduna, in his reaction, said ''it was a good match; the officiating was excellent.

''We came here with nothing but victory in our minds and we are happy that we achieved our target.''

On his team's chances of securing promotion to NPFL, he said his club were poised for a promotion slot this season.

''Our main target is to get promoted to the NPFL and with this important victory, we are very much on course,'' he said.

He further revealed that his strategy was to get two more away victories and make sure they win all their remaining home matches.

TEAP FC Abuja are currently placed 10th with 31 points, while Ranchers Bees of Kaduna are 3rd with 34 points on the 16-club NNL Group A table.


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