Abuja - League hopefuls, Warri Wolves, blamed the conditions at the Dan Anyiam Stadium Owerri Stadium as they slumped to a shock loss to relegation-haunted Akwa United.
An Emmanuel Ariwa goal in the 82nd minute sustained United's survival hopes but denied Wolves an opportunity to extend their lead at the top of the standings.
Wolves coach, Solomon Ogbeide, bemoaned the state of the pitch, which was worsened by rains that pounded the venue before the rescheduled match.
“We did not play good, entertaining football today (Wednesday). No thanks to the bumpy pitch which never gave my players the chance to exhibit the flair we are known for.
"All the same, I congratulate Akwa United for the win. They took their chance while we failed to take those that came our way," he said.
He was nonetheless confident of exerting revenge in the upcoming two meetings between the sides in the League and Cup.
"I am going to take my pound of flesh in Bauchi when we play the Federation Cup and in Warri for the return leg of the league,” Ogbeide said.
- CAJ News