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Unuanel pleads with Kwara fans

27 September 2013, 10:00

Abuja - Kwara United coach Samson Unuanel has called on football lovers in Kwara to see the club as "their baby, which should not be allowed to die."

Unuanel gave the plea in an interview in Ilorin on Thursday, after his team drew goalless with visiting Lobi Stars of Makurdi, at the Kwara Mini Stadium.

The coach, who expressed concern at the club's declining fortunes at home,  noted that something was wrong each time the team played at home, urging its supporters to take a hard look at the problem, before it would get out of hand.

He said the technical crew and the players had done all they could to win home games, but were surprised to always manage to secure draws, adding that it recorded yet another draw in its week 34 match.

"That is football. At times you play and you don't get the desired results. Everybody here can see that the boys played well, but I don't know what to say; I can only blame the poor results to ill luck.

"We have done everything humanly possible; We have a good and balanced team, but everytime we play at home, we have problems,'' an unhappy Unuanel said.

He said he was annoyed after the game because no team could play the way they did, without securing the three maximum points.

When asked about the performance of the match officials, he said: "I will never fault any referee because that is what they are engaged to do’’.

The Kwara Utd coach said it was not in his habit to blame referees because he would still come around to meet them again.

He added that he would always leave them to their conscience.

Unuanel pledged to get back to the team and correct some mistakes noticed during its week 34 match against Lobi Stars.

He said he was looking forward to their next game against Kano Pillars, which he vowed to approach in the same way that he had always approached their away games.

Kwara Utd had started the game poorly and struggled to cope with the pace of the visitors, until the interval.

However, the home team came out stronger in the second half, but missed some scoring chances with Stanley Dimgba of the Afonja Warriors.

The introduction of Samuel Adegbenro helped to pile some pressure on the Lobi Stars, with Agunloye Lekan coming close, only to fail to score.

The Afonja Warriors, as United are known, are placed 8th on the log, after week 34 matches, with 48 points from a possible 99, in 33 matches.



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